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Julia Richardson

Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I seek access to documents detailing the following information about council housing and homelessness:
1. The number of people on the council’s housing waiting list at
 present.
2. The number of people who have applied for council accommodation for the calendar years of 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 (or financial year if 
appropriate). Please break down by the number of one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom, four bedroom, five bedroom properties.
3. The council’s criteria for prioritizing council housing waiting list applications.
4. The number of people on the council’s housing waiting list who are declared homeless in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.
5. Total number of homeless people given accommodation by the council in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, broken down by gender, age and ethnic background.
6. The council’s annual budget allocated to tackle homelessness in years 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.
7. The council’s criteria for someone to be declared homeless.
8. The council’s most recent headcount of street sleepers.
9. The number of council run hostels for homeless people in the borough.
10. Total annual spending on building new council housing accommodation in the last three years.

I would prefer to receive this information electronically, preferably as a data set, eg. in Excel, NOT as a PDF.
If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in the Data Protection Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.
If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others, I would ask that you release the available data as soon as possible.
If you need any clarification then please do not hesitate to contact me. Under Section 16 it is your duty to provide advice and assistance and so I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.
I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you within the 20-working day statutory time period.
Yours faithfully,

Julia Richardson

Freedom of Information, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear Julia Richardson

 

Request for information (LBBD/81371)

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

We will respond to your request no later than 04 June 2014.

 

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however, be informed if this is the case and we will explain why.

 

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Freedom of Information, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear Julia Richardson,

 

Request for information (Ref. LBBD 81371)

 

Your request for information about homelessness has now been considered
and the answers are below.

 

1.    The number of people on the council’s housing waiting list at
present.

 

13028

 

2.    The number of people who have applied for council accommodation for
the calendar years of 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. Please break down by the
number of one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom, four bedroom, five
bedroom properties.

 

Bed size          
Year 1 2 3 4 5 Grand Total
2011 1308 1070 689 58 8 3133
2012 1095 1075 613 73 13 2869
2013 1022 1110 475 52 9 2668
Grand Total 3588 3378 1811 189 30 8996

 

3.    The council’s criteria for prioritizing council housing waiting list
applications.  

 

The following is the link to the Council’s current allocations policy
[1]http://www.lbbd.gov.uk/Housing/Documents...

 

4.    The number of people on the council’s housing waiting list who are
declared homeless in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.

 

Bed size          
Year 1 2 3 4 5 Grand Total
2011 54 102 57 10 1 224
2012 124 249 131 14 2 520
2013 160 379 202 16 3 760
2014 43 92 39 8   182
Grand Total 381 822 429 48 6 1686

 

5.    Total number of homeless people given accommodation by the council
in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, broken down by gender, age and ethnic
background.

 

Year        
Details 2011 2012 2013 2014 Grand Total
<25 27 27 43 30 127
Female 23 23 37 27 110
African 4 2 4 6 16
Bangladeshi       1 1
Caribbean 3 1 3 2 9
MB       1 1
Mixed White/Black Caribbean 1 1 1 2 5
Not Stated   1     1
Other     1   1
Other Asian     1   1
Other Mixed     1   1
Other White       1 1
Pakistani       1 1
White British 14 18 25 13 70
White Irish 1       1
Black British     1   1
Male 4 4 6 3 17
African 1 1 1   3
Indian   1     1
Mixed White/Black Caribbean 1       1
Other       2 2
Other White   1 1   2
White British 2 1 4 1 8
25-34 47 64 90 45 246
Female 42 55 67 34 198
African 10 15 24 11 60
Bangladeshi 1 2 1 1 5
Caribbean 2 5 6 2 15
Indian   1   2 3
MB 2 1 2   5
Mixed White Asian 1   1   2
Not Stated 2 3 4   9
Other   1     1
Other Black 1   1 1 3
Other Mixed     1   1
Other White 1 1 2 5 9
Pakistani 2   1 2 5
White British 20 26 23 10 79
Black British     1   1
Male 5 9 23 11 48
African     1 4 5
Bangladeshi     1   1
Caribbean   1 1 1 3
Indian     1   1
MB   1     1
Mixed White/Black Caribbean 2       2
Not Stated 1 1 2   4
Other       1 1
Other Asian   1     1
Other White     3   3
Pakistani     2   2
White British 2 5 11 5 23
White Irish     1   1
35-44 35 32 61 39 167
Female 26 21 38 25 110
African 8 8 14 8 38
Bangladeshi 1 1   1 3
Caribbean 5 3 2 1 11
Chinese 1       1
Indian   1     1
Not Stated     2 4 6
Other Asian       1 1
Other Black   1 2   3
Other White 3 1 2 3 9
Pakistani   2     2
White British 8 4 16 6 34
White Irish       1 1
Male 9 11 23 14 57
African   3 8 5 16
Bangladeshi   1 2   3
Indian 2       2
Not Stated 2 1     3
Other Asian   2     2
Other White 2   2   4
Pakistani 1 1     2
White British 2 3 11 8 24
White Irish       1 1
45-54 30 31 51 22 134
Female 16 22 24 12 74
African 7 6 5 3 21
Caribbean   4 1 1 6
Indian     1 1 2
Not Stated   1     1
Other     1   1
Other Asian     1   1
Other Black 1       1
Other White   2   1 3
Pakistani 1   1   2
White British 7 9 13 6 35
White Irish     1   1
Male 14 9 27 10 60
African 4 1 6 1 12
Bangladeshi 1       1
Caribbean     2   2
Indian     1   1
MB       1 1
Not Stated 1 1 1   3
Other Asian     1   1
Other Black     2   2
Other White 1 1     2
Pakistani 1   2   3
White British 6 6 12 8 32
55-64 5 7 16 7 35
Female 2 2 5 2 11
African   2   1 3
Not Stated 1       1
Other White 1       1
White British     5 1 6
Male 3 5 11 5 24
African     3   3
Caribbean     1   1
Not Stated     1 1 2
Other White 1   1 3 5
White British 2 5 5 1 13
65-74   3 4 3 10
Female   2   1 3
Other       1 1
Other White   1     1
White British   1     1
Male   1 4 2 7
African   1 2   3
Caribbean     1   1
White British     1 2 3
>85     1   1
Male     1   1
African     1   1
Grand Total 144 164 266 146 720

 

6.    The council’s annual budget allocated to tackle homelessness in
years 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.

 

  Gross Exp (£)
2010-11       11,116,315
2011-12       12,244,105
2012-13       12,110,500

 

 

7.    The council’s criteria for someone to be declared homeless.

 

The Council uses the criteria as specified in the 2006 Homelessness Code
of Guidance.

 

8.    The council’s most recent headcount of street sleepers.

 

The most recent headcount was none.

 

9.    The number of council run hostels for homeless people in the
borough.

 

There are currently three hostels in the borough.

 

 

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