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To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to you requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000), regarding the topic of homelessness in your area. The information that I require is as follows:

• What was the number of people in temporary accommodation organised by the council in each of the years from 2010-2018?
• How many of those in temporary accommodation were children in each of the years from 2010 to 2018?
• How many of those in temporary accommodation were children in each of the years from 2010-2018?
• What was the average length of time a family spent in temporary accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018?
• How many people were placed in B&B accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018?
• How many people were given temporary accommodation outside of the council area in each of the years from 2010-2018?
• How many children were given temporary accommodation outside the council area in each of the years from 2010-2018?
• What is the average cost per night paid by the council for temporary accommodation in each of the years from 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

Helen Keast, Erewash Borough Council

Dear Ms Thomas

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will now proceed with the new request which we received on 20 September 2019 and will respond within 20 working days.

The officer dealing with your request is [email address]

This request may be subject to certain exemptions as prescribed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, in which case the Authority may have to refuse the request, or any part of the request, subject to determining whether any exemptions are applicable.

Once the information has been identified the Authority may also ask that a fee be paid for processing and delivering the information to you. Details of any fee to be charged will be notified to you as soon as possible.

Any consideration of exemptions or fees may result in a delay in the intended date for delivering the information.

Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter should be marked private & confidential and sent to the Information Officer at the above address.

Martin Durkin
Performance and Information Security Officer

Performance and Communities
Erewash Borough Council
Ilkeston Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP
Tel: 0115 907 22 44
Extension: 3579

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Martin Durkin, Erewash Borough Council

Dear Emily

 

Could you please provide some clarification around your last question? Do
you wish to know:

A.      The average cost per placement; or

B.      The total yearly cost divided by 365 (days)?

 

Also, the data we hold and provide back will be for financial years, as
that it is how it is stored. It won’t be possible to provide it for
calendar years, as this would involve inspecting every file individually.

 

Regards

 

 

Martin Durkin 
Performance and Information Security Officer

 

Performance and Communities

Erewash Borough Council
Ilkeston Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP
Tel: 0115 907 22 44
Extension: 3579

 

 

 

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Dear Martin Durkin,
Thank you for getting in touch regarding this matter. If you could provide me with the average that would be perfect.

Thank you very much for your help, I look forward to your response in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Emily Thomas

Martin Durkin, Erewash Borough Council

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Dear Emily

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Having consulted our Housing Options department on your specific request, they inform me:

Please see information attached. Please note that information has been provided based on number of household placements as this is how it was recorded. It is not possible to break down into number of people.

The average cost is provided by an average of total number of placements. To go into each placement would require a manual check of all 874 files. This would take around 262 hours.

You may find further information of interest in our disclosure logs at: https://www.erewash.gov.uk/index.php/fre...

Most of the information that we provide in response to the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004 requests will be subject to copyright protection. In most cases the copyright will be owned by Erewash Borough Council. The copyright in other information may be owned by another person or organisation, as indicated by the information itself.

You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including non-commercial research purposes. The information may also be used for the purpose of news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for example, by publishing the information or issuing copies to the public will require the permission of the copyright holder.

For information where the copyright is owned by Erewash Borough Council details of the conditions on re-use can be found on our website at: https://www.erewash.gov.uk/index.php/fre...

For information where the copyright is owned by another person or organisation, you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their permission.

If for whatever reason you are unhappy with our response you are entitled to pursue any dissatisfaction through the Council's Complaints Procedure details of which are available via the Council’s website at:- https://www.erewash.gov.uk/index.php/com...

Should you remain dissatisfied you can appeal against the decision by contacting the Information Commissioner. Generally, the Information Commissioners Office cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Erewash Borough Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. If you have any further queries regarding this matter please refer them to the Information Officer at the address below.

Yours sincerely

Martin Durkin
Performance and Information Security Officer

Performance and Communities
Erewash Borough Council
Ilkeston Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP
Tel: 0115 907 22 44
Extension: 3579

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