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

Warwick District Council

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Freedom of Information Response
#21529
Dear Oliver Murphy

(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;

• 914 households
o 173 Social
o 169 Private
o 0 Leaseholders
o 572 all other accommodation types (mostly no fixed abode or living with
family/friends)

(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).

• 153 households
o 42 Social
o 32 Private
o 0 Leaseholders
o 81 all other accommodation types

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Mr. Graham Leach
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