FOI request: Number of families accommodated under section 17 of the 1989 Children's Act

Jenny Pennington made this Freedom of Information request to South Kesteven District Council

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Dear South Kesteven District Council,

I am a researcher at the housing charity Shelter. We are publishing a report on homelessness in England and would like to understand how many families are being provided with accommodation under section 17 of the 1989 Children’s Act.

We would like to collect information on the number of families that are currently in housing provided under section 17 of the children’s act and the number of families placed into housing provided under section 17 of the Children’s Act in the last twelve months.

We would be incredibly grateful for your help.

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of information Act 2000.

1. a) The number of households currently living in accommodation provided by the local authority under section 17 of the 1989 Children’s act at the end of April 2016

b) Of which, the number of families currently provided with accommodation under section 17 because:
• They did not qualify for accommodation under the 1985 and 1996 Housing Acts because they were not eligible for assistance
• They did not qualify for accommodation under the 1985 and 1996 Housing Acts because they were eligible for assistance but were found to be intentionally homeless

2. a) The number of households provided with accommodation by the local authority under section 17 of the 1989 Children’s act, in the 12 months to April 2016

b) Of which, the number of families provided with accommodation under section 17 as:
• They did not qualify for accommodation under the 1985 and 1996 Housing Acts because they were not eligible for assistance
• They did not qualify for accommodation under the 1985 and 1996 Housing Acts because they were eligible for assistance but were found to be intentionally homeless.

Many thanks,
Jenny Pennington

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear MsPennington

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request
Reference No: 773984

I acknowledge your request for information received into the Legal & Democratic Services on 01/09/2016 15:35:49.

Your request for information has been placed before:-

Executive Manager
Neil Cucksey
Executive Manager Property
01476 406080
[email address]

Business Manager(s)
Lisa Barker
Business Manager Housing
01476 406080
[email address]

If the information is held by the Council, you will receive the information requested within the statutory time scale of 20 working days (29/09/2016 15:35:48), subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

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South Kesteven District Council
Council Offices
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Grantham
Lincolnshire
NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080

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Information Commissioner's Office
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Wilmslow
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Yours sincerely

Business Manager(s)
Lisa Barker
Business Manager Housing
01476 406080
[email address]

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Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Jenny

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request
Reference No: 773984

Your request falls within the remit of Lincolnshire County Council and therefore you should redirect your request to them at [email address] or visit their website at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk.

I will now close your request with this authority.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

South Kesteven District Council
Council Offices
St Peter’s Hill
Grantham
Lincolnshire
NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080
Fax: 01476 406000

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Fax: 01625 524510
Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Business Manager(s)
Lisa Barker
Business Manager Housing
01476 406080 ext: 6251
[email address]

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