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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

Broxbourne Borough Council

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information. We are dealing with it under
the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If we need any further information before fully responding to your request
we will let you
know. We will do this as soon as practicable and within 20 days.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
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Please
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If you are unhappy with the service you receive in relation to your
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If your complaint is not resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have
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about your
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Commissioner's
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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST RECEIPT

Thank you for your request for information. It is being dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You will receive the requested information within 20 working days, unless
the Council does not hold the information or there is a reason for it to
be withheld. I will write to you in any event.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
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If you are unhappy with the service you receive in relation to your
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Council, Bishops’ College, Churchgate Cheshunt, EN8 9XQ.

If your complaint is not resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. 
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Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water
Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF; Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57
45; Website [2]www.ico.org.uk.

Yours sincerely

Millie Hoffman

ASB and Communications Assistant | For anything FOI/EIR and SAR related
please use [3][Broxbourne Borough Council request email] | Broxbourne Borough Council
Bishops’ College | Churchgate | Cheshunt | EN8 9XQ

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

I am writing to ask for some clarification regarding FOI request
BFR000103.

Please can you clarify what kind of schemes are they referring to in the
following question:

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

 

We will not be able to complete the request without this clarification
from you.

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request an internal review of our
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Borough Council, Bishops’ College, Churchgate Cheshunt, EN8 9XQ.

If your complaint is not resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. 
Further information about your rights is available from the Information
Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water
Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF; Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57
45; Website [1]www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

 

 

Millie Hoffman

ASB and Communications Assistant | For anything FOI/EIR and SAR related
please use [2][Broxbourne Borough Council request email] | Broxbourne Borough Council
Bishops’ College | Churchgate | Cheshunt | EN8 9XQ

 

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Dear Millie,

The term 'schemes' refers to any initiative used by the council to tackle homelessness.

Yours sincerely,

Emily Thomas

Broxbourne Borough Council

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information. We are dealing with it under
the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If we need any further information before fully responding to your request
we will let you
know. We will do this as soon as practicable and within 20 days.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
the Council
does not hold the information or there is a reason for it to be withheld.
I will write to you
in any event.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the service you receive in relation to your
request and wish to
make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to
the
Communications section, Broxbourne Borough Council, Bishops’ College,
Churchgate
Cheshunt, EN8 9XQ.

If your complaint is not resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have
the right to
apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  Further information
about your
rights is available from the Information Commissioner at: Information
Commissioner's
Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF; Telephone:
0303 123
1113 or 01625 54 57 45; Website [1]www.ico.org.uk.

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Dear Ms Thomas,

Thank you for your request for information, our reference BFR000103,
received on 20/9/19.

Your request has now been considered and the information can be found
attached and below.

• 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?

 

            According to our records 7 households were rough sleeping when
they approached us during the period 1/4/2018 - 31/12/2018.

 

            Prior to 1/4/2018 we did not systematically record an
applicant’s accommodation at the time they approached us. It would involve
interrogating every homeless file during the requested period to find out
this information. Section 12(1) does not oblige a public authority to
comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that the
cost of complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit.

The Council has not been able to provide an answer to part of your
request. We estimate that the cost of complying with the request by
undergoing the manual process of extracting this information would exceed
the appropriate limit. Therefore, under section 12 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, we are not obliged to comply with the request. The
appropriate limit is set out in the Freedom of Information and Data
Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. As stated in
regulation 3, this is £450, and as stated in regulation 4, the hourly rate
used to calculate the cost is £25.

• 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?

Number of homeless applications received broken down by year:

           

Years Total
2010 5
2011 105
2012 443
2013 267
2014 261
2015 283
2016 369
2017 325
2018 802
Grand Total 2860

 

 

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

• 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? £0

• 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? £0

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request an internal review of our
decision, you should write to the Communications section, Broxbourne
Borough Council, Bishops’ College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, EN8 9XQ.

If your complaint is not resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. 
Further information about your rights is available from the Information
Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water
Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF; Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57
45; Website [1]www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

 

Marcus Mariconda

Management Trainee Support Services | Broxbourne Borough Council
Bishops’ College | Churchgate | Cheshunt | EN8 9XQ

 

Tel: 01992 785555 ext.5646| Web: [2]www.broxbourne.gov.uk | Twitter:
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