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

Gedling Borough Council

Thank you for your request for information from the Council on 20/09/2019.

Your request is being considered and will be dealt with within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt (or
containing reference to a third party). This means that you should receive
a response from the Council on or before 18/10/2019.

Please note that in some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is
the case, the Council will let you know. A fee notice will be issued to
you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with
your request. Please note that the 20 working day time limit for responses
is suspended until receipt of the payment.

If appropriate, the information will be provided by letter/email, normal
font size (Arial, 12pt). If you require an alternative format, such as
Braille or large print, then please let the Council know.

If you have any queries about your request or wish to respond to this
email please email [Gedling Borough Council request email] quoting reference FOI 9181.

If you are not satisfied with how your request is being dealt with then
you should complain by writing to the Chief Executive. This letter should
be marked for the attention of Caroline McCleary in the Chief Executive’s
Secretariat at the Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5
6LU quoting the above reference number.

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint then you
have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone 01625 545 700 or
www.ico.org.uk

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Anthony Stevenson

Client Officer

Gedling Borough Council

Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park

Arnold, Nottingham NG5 6LU

0115 901 3991

 

Please read the following carefully.
The information in this Email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this message by anyone else is unauthorised. Senders and recipients of any email should be aware that, under the Data Protection Legislation and the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the contents may have to be disclosed in response to a request made to the Authority.
If you have received the Email in error please notify [email address]. Any views expressed by an individual within this Email, which do not constitute or record technical advice, do not necessarily reflect the views of the council. The Email has been checked for viruses. We do however recommend that you perform your own scan of any attachments (if any). We cannot accept any responsibility for transmitted viruses.