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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

noreply, Broadland District Council

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·         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 people were placed in B&B accommodation in each of the
years from 2010-2018?

This information is publically available. Data tables can be found at :
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/statistica...

 

·         How many children were given temporary accommodation outside the
council area in each of the years from 2010-2018?

It is not possible to answer this question in a reasonable amount of time
as we would have to access each individual case to determine an answer.
However, we can provide a snapshot of our TA provision for 25/10/2019. Of
this:

 

·         6 households are placed in self-contained nightly paid
accommodation. (One household with children is placed in self-contained
accommodation)

·         5 households are placed in B&B accommodation. (There are no
households with children placed in B&B accommodation.)

·         33 households are placed in our Private Sector Leasing Scheme.
This includes a mixture of properties we use for the purposes of TA
ranging from shared accommodation to 4 bed properties to ensure we can
meet need based on household size.

·         17 households with children are placed in our PSL scheme with a
total of 44 children

·         Of these 13 households are placed out of the district area with
a total of 31 children in a mix of properties ranging from 2 – 4 bedroom
properties based on household size.

 

·         What is the average cost per night paid by the council for
temporary accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018?

Again t is not possible to answer this question in a reasonable amount of
time as we would have to access each case to determine length of time in
TA and compare with overall spend to determine an answer. However we can
provide details of our net spend on TA for the years 2015/16 to 2018/19

2015/16                2016/17                2017/18               
2018/19

£1,894                   18,959                   £167,485             
(draft) £218,384

 

·         What was the average length of time a family spent in temporary
accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018?

It is not possible to answer this question in a reasonable amount of time
as we would have to access each individual case which may also involve
multiple moves in order to determine an answer.

I trust this response will meet your purposes but if, for whatever reason,
you wish to get back to me please feel free to do so.

 

Regards

Helen Cowles

Service Improvement Officer
01603 430615   [2][email address]  

 

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