Dear Newport City Council,

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

The number of and details of council run/funded homeless shelters currently in Newport;

The numbers of and details of council run/funded homeless shelters in Newport from 2010 - 2018;

The total funding from the council to tackle homelessness in the current budget - including all funds that directly or indirectly go to homeless projects, whether administered by the council or not.

The total funding from the council to tackle homelessness from 2010-2018 - including all funds that directly or indirectly go to homeless projects, whether administered by the council or not.

I require this information to be sent in a tabled format compatible with Excel.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Ferguson

NCC - City Contact Centre, Newport City Council

Prynhawn Da/Good Afternoon,

I have forwarded your request to information management to deal with, you can also contact them directly using email [email address]

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Newport City Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information about :

Homeless shelters in Newport

Received on 02/04/2019

This request has been formally logged in our FOI management system and has been assigned the reference REQ06839.
You should receive a reply to your request within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.

Please remember to quote the reference number REQ06839 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,
Information Management

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Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

Harris, Caroline (Administrative Support Assistant), Newport City Council

Dear Mr Ferguson

 

REQ06839 – Homeless Shelters in Newport

 

Thank you for your recent request for information which we are dealing
with under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

We do hold information falling within the terms of your request, however
we need more time to consider and collate the information relating to your
request

 

I hope to let you have a response by 17^TH May 2019

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review.  Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original request and should be addressed to  : 
[email address]

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the request, you have the right
to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF

 

Regards

 

 

 

 

Kind regards / Cofion gorau

 

Caroline Harris

 

Caroline Harris

Admin Support Assistant – Cynorthwy-ydd Cymorth Gweinyddol

Regeneration Investment and Housing/Adfywio Buddsoddi a Thai

Newport City Council/Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd

 

 

Please note I am not in the office on Monday and Tuesday

 

E: [1][email address]

T: 01633 210519

 

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg, Saesneg neu yn y ddwy
iaith. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu â chi yn ôl eich dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn
Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh or both, and will
respond to you according to your preference. Corresponding in Welsh will
not lead to delay.

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of this message, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose,
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Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn
unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu
broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad
chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod
i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i
unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo
i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio
i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion
cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch
i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

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Harris, Caroline (Administrative Support Assistant), Newport City Council

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Dear Mr Ferguson

 

REQ06839 – Homeless Shelters in Newport

 

Thank you for your recent request for information which I have enclosed
below for ease of reference. Your request has been treated in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

 

I can confirm that we do hold information that falls within the scope of
your request. The answers to your questions have been provided.  Please
see answer in attachment and below

 

The number of and details of council run/funded homeless shelters
currently in Newport;

 

There is one Night Shelter that operates within the Newport area.  This is
run by a local group and is funded through grant funding from Welsh
Government.  The shelter runs all year round. The service is run by Eden
Gate and details can be found on the following web page:

 

[1]https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo...

 

 

The numbers of and details of council run/funded homeless shelters in
Newport from 2010 - 2018;

 

The Night Shelter in Newport has been running since 2010 and predominantly
ran through the cold weather months until April 2019 when the permanent
shelter, referenced above was refurbished and opened.

 

In addition, there are numerous supported housing projects across the
city.  Details of these can be found on the following web page:

 

[2]https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo...

 

The only additional scheme that offers direct access accommodation (Albert
Street Hostel).  However, the availability within the scheme is limited
due to the low turnover and move on of residents.  Funding for this
provision is provided through Supporting People Grant.

 

The total funding from the council to tackle homelessness in the current
budget - including all funds that directly or indirectly go to homeless
projects, whether administered by the council or not.

 

The Council's current budget for homeless and related services amounts to
£1,569,496.  This covers the provision of staff costs, general operational
costs, costs around the provision of temporary accommodation and costs
associated with homelessness prevention work and activities.

 

In addition, funding is provided from Welsh Government through Housing
Support Grant.  This is directed at local services aimed at preventing
homelessness.  This amounts to £139,440.

 

 

I hope this provides the information you were looking for; if there is any
further information that we can provide, please submit a further request.
If you have any queries about this email or if you are unhappy with the
service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of our decision, please contact me.

 

If you are not content with the subsequent outcome of your complaint, you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Councils complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

For future reference, all Freedom of Information requests can now be
submitted via the link below.

 

[3]www.newport.gov.uk/foi

 

ORIGINAL REQUEST

 

 

Reference : REQ06839

 

Name of Requester :

Ferguson,Sam Subject Summary : Homeless shelters in Newport

 

Deadline Date :

02/05/2019

 

Call Notes

 

From: Sam Ferguson <[4][FOI #565644 email]>

Sent: 02 April 2019 16:21

 

To: NCC - City Contact Centre <[5][email address]>

 

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Homeless shelters in Newport

 

Dear Newport City Council,

 

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of
Information Act:

 

The number of and details of council run/funded homeless shelters
currently in Newport;

 

The numbers of and details of council run/funded homeless shelters in
Newport from 2010 - 2018;

 

The total funding from the council to tackle homelessness in the current
budget - including all funds that directly or indirectly go to homeless
projects, whether administered by the council or not.

 

The total funding from the council to tackle homelessness from 2010-2018 -
including all funds that directly or indirectly go to homeless projects,
whether administered by the council or not.

 

I require this information to be sent in a tabled format compatible with
Excel.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Sam Ferguson

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg, Saesneg neu yn y ddwy
iaith. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu â chi yn ôl eich dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn
Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh or both, and will
respond to you according to your preference. Corresponding in Welsh will
not lead to delay.

Disclaimer/Ymwadiad

This email contains information intended for the addressee only and may be
confidential, the subject of legal or professional privilege, or be
otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient
of this message, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose,
distribute or copy the email to any other party. This email and any
attached file are the property of Newport City Council.

When you email Newport City Council, you consent to the Council monitoring
and reading any such emails for the purposes of security and legislative
compliance. For the full disclaimer please access
http://www.newport.gov.uk/disclaimer.

Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn
unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu
broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad
chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod
i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i
unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo
i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio
i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion
cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch
i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

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5. mailto:[email address]

Dear Harris, Caroline (Administrative Support Assistant),

Thanks you for your reply.

Can I get some clarification on some points?

"The Council's current budget for homeless and related services amounts to
£1,569,496. This covers the provision of staff costs, general operational
costs, costs around the provision of temporary accommodation and costs
associated with homelessness prevention work and activities."

The figure quoted here (£1.5million-ish). Is that a net or gross figure? If it's a net figure, does that mean the amount budgeted has doubled since last year? The excel spreadsheet shows the 16/17 figure as being £756,273.00 - about half the figure given for the current budget.

Could you also clarify exactly what the acronyms mean in the spreadsheet?

Yours sincerely,

Sam Ferguson

Harris, Caroline (Administrative Support Assistant), Newport City Council

Good Morning

Thank you for your letter, I have passed it onto the relevant person who should get back to you in the near future

Thank you

Kind regards / Cofion gorau

Caroline Harris

Caroline Harris
Admin Support Assistant – Cynorthwy-ydd Cymorth Gweinyddol
Regeneration Investment and Housing/Adfywio Buddsoddi a Thai
Newport City Council/Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd

Please note I am not in the office on Monday and Tuesday

E: [email address]
T: 01633 210519

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Harris, Caroline (Administrative Support Assistant), Newport City Council

Dear Mr Ferguson

Please see below answer to your recent request.

"The Council has provided additional resources to support homelessness within the City following Welsh Government providing resources within the overall settlement figure that were in relation to the prevention of homelessness. The Council took the decision to divert this funding for this purpose despite there being no requirement as such to do so. In addition, funding was also provided regarding the provision of temporary accommodation, namely the PSL scheme which relates to the provision of private sector leased accommodation. This provides the increase shown and this is a net budget figure and does show an overspend on the year

The abbreviations are as follows:

TASA - Temporary Accommodation Support and Advocacy - This is a small tenancy support team aimed at preventing homelessness through crisis intervention work B&B - This relates to the Bed and Breakfast accommodation PSL - This relates to the Private Sector Leased scheme - provides temporary accommodation for homeless households

The other headings relate to the specific staff teams and within this sit the general budgets for each team.

Thank you

Kind regards / Cofion gorau

Caroline Harris

Caroline Harris
Admin Support Assistant – Cynorthwy-ydd Cymorth Gweinyddol
Regeneration Investment and Housing/Adfywio Buddsoddi a Thai
Newport City Council/Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd

Please note I am not in the office on Monday and Tuesday

E: [email address]
T: 01633 210519

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