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

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Thomas,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Information Request Acknowledgement

Reference No: 1632634

Thank you for your request for information, this has been registered with us on 20/09/2019 15:43:00

Your request has now been assigned to the relevant department. We will provide you with a response within 20 working days, in this case no later than (18/10/2019 15:43:00).

The Freedom of Information Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent us releasing the information you have requested. You will be informed if this is the case, and we will advise you of your rights of appeal.

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Cheshire SK9 5AF

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Yours sincerely
South Kesteven District Council
Customer Service Department

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Dear Ms Thomas

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1632634

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated 20/09/2019 15:43:00. A summary of your request is as follows:

Request Summary

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 refer the attached spreadsheet

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?

Please refer the attached spreadsheet

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

We are unable to provide this information

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?

We do not use such schemes

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?

We do not use such schemes

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact: Lee Sirdifield (Monitoring Officer) or myself (Sarah Hutchinson) South Kesteven District Council, Council Offices, St. Peters Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PZ, telephone 01476 406080.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Sarah Hutchison

Housing Options Manager

South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices, St Peter's Hill

Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PZ

Tel: 01476 406080 ext 1050

E-Mail: [email address]<mailto:[email address]>

www.southkesteven.gov.uk<http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk>

Customer Services

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