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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

Residents Services FOI, Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Emily, 
I  am writing in response to your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, received 20th September 2019 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your requests.  Therefore the deadline for our response is 19th
October 2019

If we require further information or clarification from you in order to
assist us in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid
before we can respond we will contact you shortly. 

Kind regards

Claire Varley
Members Enquiries & Complaints Coordinator
Residents Services
Hillingdon Council
Internal tel: 6015
External tel : 01895 556015
[1]www.hillingdon.gov.

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FOI ., Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Emily Thomas
I am writing in response to your recent request for Information below.

In accordance with S1(3) of the FOIA before we can respond to your request
we require some clarification of the information you are seeking

In particular can you clarify the points in bold

Please could you confirm you wish for B&B's to be treated separately from
temporary accommodation.

Please could you clarify as to whether the focus of the request is on
individuals rather than households
Regards
Data Protection &
Freedom of Information Officer
Legal Services (3E 04)
London Borough of Hillingdon
Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW
T: 01895  556351

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Dear FOI .,

Thank you for getting in touch regarding this matter. In response, yes if possible could you treat B&B separately to temporary accommodation, and the focus is on individuals rather than households.

Thank you again, I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Emily Thomas

Residents Services FOI, Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Emily Thomas,
I am writing in response to your request for information under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, received 11/01/2020
As clarification was requested on the 23rd September and not received
within 1 month the original FOI 7723973 was Closed.
A new request has now been logged , please note New FOI Number in the
Subject Heading.

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your requests.  Therefore the deadline for our response
is 07/02/2020

 

If we require further information or clarification from you in order to
assist us in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid
before we can respond we will contact you shortly.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Michelle Barber

Members Liaison Officer /FOI Officer

Residents Services

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FOI ., Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Emily Thomas

 

I am writing in response to your request for information below.

 

Please see the council's response below

Response:

Q1

Note please this is a count of individuals accommodated in temporary
accommodation during the year, should an individual be accommodate in more
than one year they are counted in both, for example an individual
accommodated in Dec 2010 and Jan 2011 will be in the count for both 2010
and 2011.

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|2010 |4729 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2011 |4198 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2012 |3377 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2013 |2504 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2014 |2541 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2015 |2459 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2016 |1489 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2017 |1148 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2018 |1928 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

Q2

Note please this is a count of individual children accommodated in
temporary accommodation during the year, should an individual be
accommodate in more than one year they are counted in both, for example an
individual accommodated in Dec 2010 and Jan 2011 will be in the count for
both 2010 and 2011. A child has been defined as anyone aged under 18
during the period.

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|2010 |2432 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2011 |2138 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2012 |1727 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2013 |1221 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2014 |1225 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2015 |1191 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2016 |719 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2017 |575 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2018 |910 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

Q2 is a duplicated in the request

 

 

Q3

Note please definition of family used is a household with a child. should
a household be accommodate in more than one year they are counted in both,
for example a household accommodated in Dec 2010 and Jan 2011 will be in
the count for both 2010 and 2011.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|2010 |268 days |
|----------------------------------+-------------------------------------|
|2011 |244 days |
|----------------------------------+-------------------------------------|
|2012 |240 days |
|----------------------------------+-------------------------------------|
|2013 |293 days |
|----------------------------------+-------------------------------------|
|2014 |265 days |
|----------------------------------+-------------------------------------|
|2015 |284 days |
|----------------------------------+-------------------------------------|
|2016 |285 days |
|----------------------------------+-------------------------------------|
|2017 |262 days |
|----------------------------------+-------------------------------------|
|2018 |299 days |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Q4

Note please this is a count of individuals accommodated in B&B during the
year, should an individual be accommodate in more than one year they are
counted in both, for example an individual accommodated in Dec 2010 and
Jan 2011 will be in the count for both 2010 and 2011.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|2010 |913 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2011 |1138 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2012 |926 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2013 |1852 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2014 |2355 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2015 |2272 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2016 |2326 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2017 |2223 |
|------------------------------------+-----------------------------------|
|2018 |1663 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Q5

Note please this is a count of individuals accommodated in temporary
accommodation during the year

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|2010 |0 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2011 |21 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2012 |5 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2013 |5 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2014 |0 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2015 |0 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2016 |0 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2017 |4 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2018 |0 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Q6

Note please this is a count of individual children (aged under 18)
accommodated in temporary accommodation during the year. This is a sub set
of Q5

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|2010 |0 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2011 |15 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2012 |4 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2013 |4 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2014 |0 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2015 |0 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2016 |0 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2017 |3 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
|2018 |0 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Q7

Expenditure records are held on a financial year basis not calendar year.

The answer given is the average cost per night to provide the full B&B and
TA accommodation portfolio.-  EG in 2009-10, an average of £1,450 was
incurred every night on providing all B&B accommodation required.

Finance do not hold records of how many ‘nights’ accommodation in total
(across all households) was provided in each financial year to allow a
detailed average cost per night per unit of accommodation to be
calculated.

 

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| |Gross full-year temporary ||Average cost per night |
| |accommodation expenditure 2010 - 2019||for B&B and Temporary |
| | ||Accommodation (all units |
| | ||in use). |
|-------+-------------------------------------++-------------------------|
|  |B&B |TA |Total ||B&B |TA |Total |
|-------+-----------+------------+------------++---------+-------+-------|
|2009-10|£529,147 |£13,933,926 |£14,463,074 ||£1,450 |£38,175|£39,625|
|-------+-----------+------------+------------++---------+-------+-------|
|2010-11|£959,586 |£12,883,580 |£13,843,167 ||£2,629 |£35,297|£37,926|
|-------+-----------+------------+------------++---------+-------+-------|
|2011-12|£966,186 |£8,621,986 |£9,588,172 ||£2,647 |£23,622|£26,269|
|-------+-----------+------------+------------++---------+-------+-------|
|2012-13|£936,361 |£5,210,909 |£6,147,270 ||£2,565 |£14,276|£16,842|
|-------+-----------+------------+------------++---------+-------+-------|
|2013-14|£3,811,523 |£3,492,824 |£7,304,346 ||£10,443 |£9,569 |£20,012|
|-------+-----------+------------+------------++---------+-------+-------|
|2014-15|£3,410,732 |£2,533,073 |£5,943,805 ||£9,344 |£6,940 |£16,284|
|-------+-----------+------------+------------++---------+-------+-------|
|2015-16|£3,884,703 |£2,107,292 |£5,991,995 ||£10,643 |£5,773 |£16,416|
|-------+-----------+------------+------------++---------+-------+-------|
|2016-17|£4,592,228 |£1,604,526 |£6,196,753 ||£12,581 |£4,396 |£16,977|
|-------+-----------+------------+------------++---------+-------+-------|
|2017-18|£4,017,027 |£1,398,088 |£5,415,115 ||£11,006 |£3,830 |£14,836|
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

  

 

If you wish to request an internal review of our response you should
write, within 2 months, to:

Office Managing Partner, Legal Services, Civic Centre, High St, Uxbridge,
UB8 1UW (or via email to [1][Hillingdon Borough Council request email] marked for the attention
of the Office Managing Partner).

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Regards

 

Nathalie Chuhan

Data Protection &
Freedom of Information Officer
Legal Services (3E 04)
London Borough of Hillingdon
Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW
T: 01895  556351

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