We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Emily Thomas please sign in and let everyone know.

Homelessness MAIN QUESTIONS

We're waiting for Emily Thomas to read recent responses and update the status.

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

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Emily Thomas

Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20190920-00183-1. Please
quote this reference in any future correspondence with us concerning this
matter.

If the information you are requesting falls under EIR (see [1]here for
more details) then a charge may be applicable in line with [2]guidance
from the Information Commissioner's Office. Once your request has been
reviewed you will be informed of an appropriate charge that may be
applied.

In accordance with the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20
working days from the date following the receipt of the request or receipt
of an applicable payment.

Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
20/09/2019 11:55:00 GDT
Subject:Freedom of Information request - Homelessness MAIN QUESTIONS

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: b " 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 b . 2018? b " 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? b " How much was spent by
the council on schemes aimed at tackling homelessness in each of the years
between 2010 and 2018? b " How much was spent by the council on b .Housing
Firstb . style schemes aimed at tackling homelessness in each of the years
between 2010 and 2018? b " How much was spent by the council from
Government grants on b .Housing Firstb . 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
------------------------------------------------------------------- Please
use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #605736 email] Is
[St Helens Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council? If so, please contact
us using this form:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...
Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi... For more detailed guidance on
safely disclosing information, read the latest advice from the ICO:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-... Please
note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will be
delayed. If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask
your web manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

show quoted sections

St.Helens Council, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Good morning,

 

Thank you for your enquiry made under the Freedom Of Information request.

 

I can confirm the following in response to your questions.

 

The number of rough sleepers found on a given night in St Helens between
2010 and 2018 was nil for the years 2010 upto 2015.  In 2016, 2 Rough
Sleepers found, 2017 we changed the methodology to an estimate informed by
a hotspot count and reported 9 rough sleepers and in 2018 we reported 14
rough sleepers.  This years estimate takes place in November and the
figure will be published by Government in early 2020.

 

In terms of homeless acceptenances the following are the numbers of cases
accepted.

 

2010-11 - 227

2011-12 - 184

2012-13 - 153

2013-14 - 92

2014-15 - 105

2015-16 - 94

2016-17 - 82

2017- 18 - 136

 

I can confirm the council has spent any monies on housing first schemes. 
There is a Merseyside Housing First scheme set up this year and is being
administered by the Liverpool city region.

 

Kind Regards

 

Kevin Cairns

Homelessness & Housing Policy Officer

If you disagree with our decision or are otherwise unhappy with how we
have dealt with your request, in the first instance please write to St
Helens Council, Internal Audit, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens,
Merseyside WA10 1HP.
Should you remain dissatisfied with the outcome, you have the right under
Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act to appeal against the
decision by contacting the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

"This e-mail and any file transmitted with it are confidential, subject to
copyright and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to
whom they are addressed. It may contain privileged information. Any
unauthorised review, use, disclosure, distribution or publication is
prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error please contact the
sender by reply e-mail and destroy and delete the message and all copies
from your computer. The information contained in this email may be subject
to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or other
legal duty. Any views or opinions expressed within this email are those of
the author and may not necessarily reflect those of the Authority. No
contractual arrangement is intended to arise from this communication."

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Emily Thomas please sign in and let everyone know.