Homeless and Asylum seekers statistics

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Dear Bromley Borough Council,

The following information is requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and under the act, you are required to respond to me within 28 days.
1. How many homeless are you currently housing?
2. Total number, Of which:
a. How many are families?
i. How many are Single parents?
ii. How many Single parents have 1 child?
iii. How many Single parents have 2 children?
iv. How many Single parents have more than 2 children?

b. How many two parent families?
i. How many two parent families have 1 child?
ii. How many two parent families have 2 children?
iii. How many two parent families have more than 2 children?

c. How many are individuals?
i. How many Male?
ii. How many Female?

3. How many Asylum Seekers are you currently housing?
4. Total number Of which:
a. How many are families?
i. How many are Single parents?
ii. How many Single parents have 1 child?
iii. How many Single parents have 2 children?
iv. How many Single parents have more than 2 children?

b. How many two parent families?
i. How many two parent families have 1 child?
ii. How many two parent families have 2 children?
iii. How many two parent families have more than 2 children?

c. How many are individuals?
i. How many Male?
ii. How many Female?

5. By what percentage increase in year from the year previous 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013 for homeless, please provide total number
a. For families
i. Single parent
ii. Two parent families
b. For individuals
i. Male
ii. Female
6. By what percentage increase in year from the previous 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013 for Asylum seekers, please provide total number
a. For families
i. Single parent
ii. Two parent families
b. For individuals
i. Male
ii. Female
7. What is your budget for homeless 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013
a. For families
i. Single parent
ii. Two parent family
b. For individuals
i. Male
ii. Female

8. What is your budget for Asylum seekers 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013
a. For families
i. Single parent
ii. Two parent family
b. For individuals?
i. Male
ii. Female

9. What is the furthest distance outside the borough, you would relocate in miles?
a. Homeless families
i. Single parent
ii. Two parent family
b. Homeless individuals
i. Male
ii. Female
c. Asylum Seekers
i. Single parent
ii. Two parent family
d. Individuals
i. Male
ii. Female

10. What is the minimum and maximum number of days you would house outside your borough :
a. Homeless families
i. Single parent
ii. Two parent families
b. Individuals
i. Male
ii. Female
c. Asylum Seekers
i. Single parent
ii. Two parent families
d. Asylum Seekers - individuals
i. Male
ii. Female

11. When housed, do the homeless need to report to the council on a daily, weekly or monthly basis?

12. When housed, do Asylum Seekers need to report to the council on a daily, weekly or monthly basis?

13. Are food vouchers or any other type of support provided to the homeless? Please provide details of support given.

14. Are food vouchers or any other type of support provided to Asylum Seekers? Please provide details of support given.

15. What happens to homeless who exceed the maximum period of housing, in borough or out of borough?

16. What happens to Asylum Seekers who exceed the maximum period of housing, in borough or out of borough?

17. Would the homeless eventually be given a council property, if so in what time frame?

18. Would Asylum Seekers eventually be given a council property, if so in what time frame?
I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Yours faithfully,

Jaspal

CSC Agent (Group), Bromley Borough Council

Good morning

Thank you for your email which has been forwarded to the appropriate department.

We aim to respond to Freedom of Information requests as soon as possible and within 20 working days.

Regards.

Judi
Customer Service Advisor
London Borough of Bromley
020 8313 4557
www.bromley.gov.uk

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Dear Requester

 

Further to your recent FOI enquiry, please see responses highlighted in
blue and within charts below.

 

 

 

Overview Response:

In terms of the questions on asylum seekers we would no longer have the
initial duty to house asylum seekers as they would generally not be
eligible for assistance under the homelessness legislation. In terms of
homelessness only those applicants who were deemed eligible, in most cases
having received a positive determination on their asylum claim and granted
access to public funds would be able to be accommodated. As such these
cases would not be recorded separately on our system as the duties and
assessment etc. would be the same as any other homeless case. It is
therefore not possible to report on these separately for the questions
below.

 

Response: Homeless families currently in Temporary Accommodation

 

 

1.         How many homeless are you currently housing?  741

           (data based on households in temporary accommodation at the end
of October 2013)

 

 

2.         Total number, Of which:

a.         How many are families? 678

i.          How many are Single parents? 455

ii.         How many Single parents have 1 child? 269

iii.        How many Single parents have 2 children?127

iv.        How many Single parents have more than 2 children? 59

 

b.         How many two parent families? 139

i.          How many two parent families have 1 child? 54

ii.         How many two parent families have 2 children? 42

iii.        How many two parent families have more than 2 children? 22

 

c.         How many are individuals? 63

i.          How many Male?  42

ii.         How many Female? 21

 

Response: Table below shows breakdown of household by gender

 

 

3.         How many Asylum Seekers are you currently housing? See notes
above

4.         Total number Of which:

a.         How many are families?

i.          How many are Single parents? 

ii.         How many Single parents have 1 child?

iii.        How many Single parents have 2 children?

iv.        How many Single parents have more than 2 children?

 

b.         How many two parent families?

i.          How many two parent families have 1 child?

ii.         How many two parent families have 2 children?

iii.        How many two parent families have more than 2 children?

 

c.         How many are individuals?

i.          How many Male?

ii.         How many Female?

 

5.         By what percentage increase in year from the year previous
2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013 for homeless, please provide total number

 

Response: The table below shows the figures for homeless families in TA;

 

a.         For families

i.          Single parent

ii.         Two parent families

b.         For individuals

i.          Male

ii.         Female

 

 

6.         By what percentage increase in year from the previous
2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013 for Asylum seekers, please provide total
number

Response:  see above notes on asylum seekers

a.         For families

i.          Single parent

ii.         Two parent families

b.         For individuals

i.          Male

ii.         Female

 

 

7.         What is your budget for homeless 2010/2011, 2011/2012,
2012/2013

Response: please see attached spread sheet showing the temporary
accommodation homelessness budget –The information is not held in a
reported format against the categories below.

a.         For families

i.          Single parent

ii.         Two parent family

b.         For individuals

i.          Male

ii.         Female

 

8.         What is your budget for Asylum seekers 2010/2011, 2011/2012,
2012/2013

Response:  see above notes in relation to asylum seekers

a.         For families

i.          Single parent

ii.         Two parent family

b.         For individuals?

i.          Male

ii.         Female

 

9.         What is the furthest distance outside the borough, you would
relocate in miles?

Response: We do not hold a blanket policy with set miles. We aim to
accommodate those to whom we have a statutory within the local area,
unless there is a request for relocation further away. However due to the
level of homelessness against the supply and affordability of
accommodation this is not always possible and in some case we would have
to place in the interim outside of the borough. In determining suitability
this would be looked at on an individual basis taking account of the
specific household needs, work, schooling and so on.

 

The table below provides a snapshot of current placements by local
authority area which will give an indication of distances. In most cases
those accommodated outside of the borough are in neighbouring boroughs
within the south/southeast.

 

 

a.         Homeless families

i.          Single parent

ii.         Two parent family

b.         Homeless individuals

i.          Male

ii.         Female

c.         Asylum Seekers

i.          Single parent

ii.         Two parent family

d.         Individuals

i.          Male

ii.         Female

 

10.       What is the minimum and maximum number of days you would house
outside your borough :

Response: see above there is not specific time limit as this would depend
on type and nature of accommodation, individual circumstances, location,
supply and so on.

a.         Homeless families

i.          Single parent

ii.         Two parent families

b.         Individuals

i.          Male

ii.         Female

 

c.         Asylum Seekers

i.          Single parent

ii.         Two parent families

d.         Asylum Seekers - individuals

i.          Male

ii.         Female

 

11.       When housed, do the homeless need to report to the council on a
daily, weekly or monthly basis?

Response: This would depend on the type of accommodation, application
status and so on. For emergency nightly paid forms of accommodation there
is a nightly procedure of signatures and reporting. For longer term
accommodation such as leased properties, assured short hold properties
then there are mechanisms for regular checks through reviews, visits by
the managing agent, outreach teams and so on.

 

12.       When housed, do Asylum Seekers need to report to the council on
a daily, weekly or monthly basis?

Response: see above notes on asylum seekers

 

13.       Are food vouchers or any other type of support provided to the
homeless?  Please provide details of support given.

Response: where required – referral to food bank, floating support,
‘starter pack’ including basic bedding, utensils etc, assistance to
acquire essential living items such as white goods, bed etc.

 

14.       Are food vouchers or any other type of support provided to
Asylum Seekers?  Please provide details of support given.

Response: we would no longer have the initial duty to house asylum seekers

 

15.       What happens to homeless who exceed the maximum period of
housing, in borough or out of borough?

Response: see above there is not a maximum period other than the statutory
requirement on shared accommodation for families. In the event that a
family is placed into shred accommodation in an emergency, this would be
closely monitored to progress move on within the statutory timescales.

 

16.       What happens to Asylum Seekers who exceed the maximum period of
housing, in borough or out of borough?

Response: we would no longer have the initial duty to house asylum seekers

 

17.       Would the homeless eventually be given a council property, if so
in what time frame?

Response: We are a non-stock holding authority and such do not offer
council tenancies. Accepted homeless cases would be assisted in the main
to secure settled accommodation this may be through securing suitable
privately rented accommodation by successfully bidding on available
housing association accommodation to which we have nomination rights on
Bromley Homeseekers Choice Based Lettings system. It is not possible to
provide a timeframe as this will depend on the individual requirements
such as location, household size against availability. In addition a
choice based lettings system is operated and so the time waiting will also
be influenced by a households bidding pattern. All lettings made under
this system are reported on the Bromley website showing the level of
priority and waiting time of that applicant as information to help other
applicants regarding likely waiting times and bidding patterns.

 

18.       Would Asylum Seekers eventually be given a council property, if
so in what time frame?

Response: see above notes on asylum seekers in terms of recording and
eligibility to access public funds and housing.

 

 

We trust this completes your FOI enquiry which has now been closed.

 

Thank you for your enquiry.

 

I have attached the council’s appeal procedure for your information.

 

 

Regards

 

Mandy Wyatt

Strategic & Business Support Services | Education, Care and
Health Services

London Borough of Bromley

 

 

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