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To whom this may concern,

I am seeking information from your local authority under the Freedom of Information Act (2000), regarding the topic of homelessness in your area. My questions are as follows:

• What was the number of people found to be rough sleeping in the area administered by the council in each of the years from 2010 – 2018?
• What was the number of people found to be homeless in the area administered by the council in each of the years from 2010 to 2018?
• How much was spent by the council on schemes aimed at tackling homelessness in each of the years between 2010 and 2018?
• How much was spent by the council on ‘Housing First’ style schemes aimed at tackling homelessness in each of the years between 2010 and 2018?
• How much was spent by the council from Government grants on ‘Housing First’ style schemes aimed at tackling homelessness in each of the years between 2010-2018?

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined, I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via email and I will be pleased to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request.

Thank you very much for your help regarding this topic, I look forward to you reply in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Emily Thomas

FOI, Portsmouth City Council

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Information Governance
Community & Communications  Services
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone:    023 9268 8482
                                               

                                                                       
 
Reference: FOI2019/1309
 
Dear Emily Thomas
 
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 20th September
2019.
 
Your request is being considered and, subject to the points made below,
you will receive the information requested as promptly as possible within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.
 
If we need to obtain more information from you in order to understand what
information you require, we will contact you. If this is the case, the 20
days time limit will not commence until your request has been clarified.
 
The Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent release of certain
information.  The City Council will consider whether any of these
exemptions apply and, where required by the Act, whether it is in the
public interest to release the information.  If we have to make a public
interest test, the 20 day time limit might be extended. We will inform you
if the time scale has to be extended and if any information is withheld
and of your rights of appeal.
 
The City Council would like to make you aware that disclosure of
information obtained through FOIA is a disclosure into the public domain.
 
The City Council’s standard approach is to provide the information in the
form in which we hold it.  If you require alternative formats, e.g. audio,
large print, etc. or a different language, please let me know and we will
provide it if reasonably practicable to do so. If your request is a
question and we do not hold the answer in recorded form we will try and
provide an answer where we are able unless it requires the creation of new
information.
 
There may be a fee payable for this information request and we will send
you a Fees Notice if this is the case. Any fee must be paid before the
request is provided.  The time between the issue of the Fees Notice and
receipt of payment is excluded from the calculation of the 20 working day
time limit.
 
Any personal information you provide in relation to this request will only
be used for the purposes of processing your request for information.
 
If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Corporate
Information Governance Officer at Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices,
Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AL, telephone 023 9268 8482,
e-mail [1][email address].
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
                                                                                               
           
 
Wendy Burton
FOI Officer
 
 

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FOI, Portsmouth City Council

Customer, Community and Democratic Services
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone: 023 9268 8482
Fax: 023 9284 1327

Reference: FOI/2019/1309

Dear Emily Thomas

Further to our acknowledgement of your request, we need some clarification
from you so that we can provide you with an appropriate response.
In relation to Q3 - we have a specific Homeless Prevention Fund which is
administered by Housing Needs, Advice & Support, but we also fund
temporary accommodation placements in line with our legislated
responsibilities. The Council also provides funding to various charities
and organisations who support Homeless people or provide services which
are accessed by them. As your other questions seem more focussed on Street
Homelessness, it is unclear how much of this information is required.
Please can you clarify what you require for Q3.
If you wish to telephone the office (on the number above) to talk through
this clarification, I would be more than happy to discuss the matter with
you.

The normal time limit for responding to a request for information, under
the Freedom of Information Act is 20 working days from the day after it is
received. However, where an authority reasonably requires further
information or clarification before it is able to respond to a request,
section 10(6)(b) of the FOIA specifies that the 20-day period for
compliance with the request begins when the authority receives the
information it requires to identify and locate the information requested.

The City Council would like to make you aware that if we do not receive
clarification within 30 days your request for information will be closed.

The Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent release of some or
all of the information that you have requested. The City Council will
consider whether any of these exemptions apply and, where required by the
Act, whether it is in the public interest to release the information. If
we have to make a public interest test, the 20 working day time limit
might be extended. You will be informed if any information is withheld and
of your rights of appeal.

There may be a fee payable for this information and you will be informed
if this is the case. Any fee must be paid before the request is processed
and the information released. The 20 working day time clock will stop
until the fee is paid.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Corporate
Information Governance Officer at Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices,
Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AL, telephone 023 9268 8482,
e-mail [1][email address].

Yours sincerely
Natasha King
Corporate Information Governance Officer
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: FOI <[Portsmouth City Council request email]>
Sent: 20 September 2019 12:55
To: 'Emily Thomas' <[FOI #605676 email]>
Cc: FOI <[Portsmouth City Council request email]>
Subject: FOI2019/1309 - Homelessness
 
 
 

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Governance
Community & Communications  Services
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone:    023 9268 8482
                                               

                                                                       
 
Reference: FOI2019/1309
 
Dear Emily Thomas
 
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 20th September
2019.
 
Your request is being considered and, subject to the points made below,
you will receive the information requested as promptly as possible within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.
 
If we need to obtain more information from you in order to understand what
information you require, we will contact you. If this is the case, the 20
days time limit will not commence until your request has been clarified.
 
The Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent release of certain
information.  The City Council will consider whether any of these
exemptions apply and, where required by the Act, whether it is in the
public interest to release the information.  If we have to make a public
interest test, the 20 day time limit might be extended. We will inform you
if the time scale has to be extended and if any information is withheld
and of your rights of appeal.
 
The City Council would like to make you aware that disclosure of
information obtained through FOIA is a disclosure into the public domain.
 
The City Council’s standard approach is to provide the information in the
form in which we hold it.  If you require alternative formats, e.g. audio,
large print, etc. or a different language, please let me know and we will
provide it if reasonably practicable to do so. If your request is a
question and we do not hold the answer in recorded form we will try and
provide an answer where we are able unless it requires the creation of new
information.
 
There may be a fee payable for this information request and we will send
you a Fees Notice if this is the case. Any fee must be paid before the
request is provided.  The time between the issue of the Fees Notice and
receipt of payment is excluded from the calculation of the 20 working day
time limit.
 
Any personal information you provide in relation to this request will only
be used for the purposes of processing your request for information.
 
If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Corporate
Information Governance Officer at Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices,
Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AL, telephone 023 9268 8482,
e-mail [2][email address].
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
                                                                                               
           
 
Wendy Burton
FOI Officer
 
 

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Dear FOI,

Question 3 refers to the total expenditure that the council has spent in the years specified at tackling homelessness.

Thank you for your help on this issue, I look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,

Emily Thomas

FOI, Portsmouth City Council

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Information Governance, Community & Communications Service
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone:    023 9268 8482
 
 
Our Ref: FOI2020/1309
 
Dear Emily Thomas
                                   
INFORMATION REQUEST – FOI2019/1309 - Homelessness
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 20th September
2019, which was considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
In accordance with the Act, Portsmouth City Council confirms it holds the
information in part.
 
 
YOUR REQUEST AND OUR RESPONSE:
 
1• What was the number of people found to be rough sleeping in the area
administered by the council in each of the years from 2010 – 2018?
Please note that we do not hold figures prior to 2014:

2014: 8
2015: 15
2016: 37
2017: 42
2018: 19

2• What was the number of people found to be homeless in the area
administered by the council in each of the years from 2010 to 2018?
Portsmouth City Council's Homeless Applications taken, not including those
found to be "Not Homeless":
2018: 758
2017: 1166
2016: 1096
2015: 1018
2014: 920
2013: 1005
2012: 1098
2011: 1109
2010: 1103

3• How much was spent by the council on schemes aimed at tackling
homelessness in each of the years between 2010 and 2018?

The Council does not hold data prior to April 2010, however, please see
the information from 2011 to 2018:
 

Year to Year to Year to Year to Year to Year to Year to Year to
31/03/2011 31/03/2012 31/03/2013 31/03/2014 31/03/2015 31/03/2016 31/03/2017 31/03/2018
1,567,269 1,531,841 1,409,965 1,437,873 1,873,135 1,980,451 1,516,960 1,983,665

 
4• How much was spent by the council on ‘Housing First’ style schemes
aimed at tackling homelessness in each of the years between 2010 and 2018?
Portsmouth City Council does not operate a Housing First Scheme.

5• How much was spent by the council from Government grants on ‘Housing
First’ style schemes aimed at tackling homelessness in each of the years
between 2010-2018?
Portsmouth City Council does not operate a Housing First Scheme
 
We trust that our response fulfils your request, however, you have the
right to appeal against this outcome or to complain about our treatment of
your request.  If you wish to do so, please set out in writing your
grounds of complaint and send to the Corporate Information Governance
Officer at Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square,
Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AL, telephone 023 9268 8482, e-mail
[1][email address].
Should you be dissatisfied with the outcome of the complaints decision you
may wish to follow the Portsmouth City Council’s Compliments and
Complaints procedure which can be found on the Portsmouth City Council
website or by contacting the Civic Offices.
 
Once these processes have been exhausted you have a further right of
appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
 
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
[2]https://ico.org.uk
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
 
 
 
Helen Magri
Corporate Information Governance & 
& Data Protection Officer
 
Portsmouth City Council
Civic Offices
Guildhall Square
Portsmouth
PO1 2BQ
 
T:  023 9268 8482
E:  [3][email address]
E:  [4][Portsmouth City Council request email]
[5]www.portsmouth.gov.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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