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Households presenting as homeless between 2022 and 2023 that claim Universal Credit

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Dear FOI Team,

I write to request information on the number of households claiming Universal Credit and/or housing benefit who presented to you as homeless between May 2022 and June 2023.

As part of this request, I would like this information to be broken down into the following:

(i) The total number of households claiming Universal Credit presenting as homeless since May 2022, broken down into leasehold property, private rented and social housing;

(i) The total number of households claiming housing benefit – part of the legacy welfare system – presenting as homeless since May 2022, broken down into leasehold property, private rented and social housing (if relevant).

If the cost of breaking down property types exceeds the figure set out in Section 12 of the FOI Act, then please provide a total amount of households presenting while claiming Universal Credit.

If possible, please present the information in Excel format.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Murphy

Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear Oliver Murphy

Thank you for your request for information, below, which was received by the Council ( 01/08/2023) and we will answer your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days (by 30/08/2023) unless it is necessary to consider the public interest, in which case a full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in the circumstances and I will write to you again if this occurs.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Team
Legal Services
Delivery
Bracknell Forest Council
Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]
Web: http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/

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Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear Oliver Murphy

 

 

Freedom of Information Act

Further Information is Required

 

I am writing regarding your request for information, which I received on
01/08/23. In that request, you asked for information in relation to
Households presenting as homeless between 2022 and 2023 that claim
Universal Credit.

 

 

The Council reasonably requires further information in order to identify
and locate the information you have asked for. In particular,

 

 

Please clarify - The question is about those who presented not those
placed in TA so would this be a broader report about anyone who made a
homeless application.

 

Where is says leasehold, private sector and Social Housing is this where
there were homeless from?

 

 

I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. 

 

If you wish to discuss any of the above, please contact us.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

 

Once you have clarified your request, I will be able to begin to process
your request.  The 20 day response period will not start until a
satisfactory reply constituting a valid request is received. If I do not
receive clarification within two months your request will be considered
closed by the public authority.

 

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Requests for internal reviews should be acknowledged and the target date
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When requesting an internal review, please include your reference number,
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include an explanation of why you are dissatisfied with our response.
Requests for an internal review should be sent to:
[Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]

 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your review, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the ICO
cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure
provided by Bracknell Forest Council. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Team

Legal Services

Delivery

Bracknell Forest Council

Tel: 01344 352000

Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]

Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

 

 

 

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Dear Information Compliance-Officer,

With regards to your query: Where is says leasehold, private sector and Social Housing is this where
there were homeless from?

I can confirm this is correct.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Murphy

Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear Oliver Murphy

 

 

Thank you for clarifying your request for information, below, which was
received by the Council ( 13/09/2023)  and we will answer your request
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  The FOI Act obliges us to
respond to requests promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working
days (by 11/10/2023) unless it is necessary to consider the public
interest, in which case a full response must be provided within such a
time as is reasonable in the circumstances and I will write to you again
if this occurs.

 

 

If you have any queries about this matter, please contact us.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

                                                         

Information Compliance Team                          

Legal Services                                                          

Delivery
                                                                                   

Bracknell Forest
Council                                                     

Tel: 01344 352000                                   

Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]

Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

             

 

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Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

From: [1][email address]

 

Sent:    13^th October 2023

 

 

Dear Oliver Murphy

 

 

Subject: Freedom of Information response No: 396

 

I am writing to confirm that the council has completed the processing of
your request for information.

 

Please find below a copy of your request, followed by the Council’s
response.

 

┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│Request and Response │
├────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┤
│  │
│ │
│(i) The total number of households claiming Universal Credit presenting │
│as homeless since May 2022, broken down into leasehold property 0, │
│private rented 145 and social housing 31;  │
│ │
│  │
│ │
│(ii) The total number of households claiming housing benefit – part of │
│the legacy welfare system – presenting as homeless since May 2022, │
│broken down into leasehold property 0, private rented 26 and social │
│housing (if relevant) 7. │
│ │
│  │
│ │
│  │
│ │
│  │
│ │
│  │
├────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┤
│Response │
├────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┤
│  │
│ │
│As above │
│ │
│  │
│ │
│  │
│ │
│  │
└────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

 

 

 

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explanation please contact
[2][Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email] .

 

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date of your original request and your contact details. Please also
include an explanation of why you are dissatisfied with our final
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internal reviews will be acknowledged and a response sent within 20
working days. 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commission can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

 

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Compliance
Team                                                                     

Legal Services

Delivery

Bracknell Forest Council

Tel: 01344 352000

Email: [4][email address]

Web: [5]www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

 

 

 

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