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Dear Stratford on Avon District Council,

Dear Sir or Madam,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with details and copies of the following:

Can you please provide me with information on the following

1) Does the Council currently operate any form of supplier framework for
a. Temporary Accommodation-
b. Emergency Accommodation-

2) If the Council does operate a supplier framework, please provide the supplier list
a. Temporary Accommodation-
b. Emergency Accommodation-

3) Does the Council has management agreements with providers?
a. Temporary Accommodation-
b. Emergency Accommodation-

4) What are the rates council pay for providers with in the borough and outside the borough ( Example: self-contained nightly rate, single/double/triple/quadruple room nightly rate)
a. Temporary Accommodation-
b. Emergency Accommodation-

5) During the financial year of 2016/17, what has been the actual spend of:-
a. Temporary Accommodation –
b. Emergency Accommodation -

6) During the financial year of 2016/17, what has been the actual spend of “spot purchases” or housing placements that were not purchased on the supplier list(if one does exist)
a. Temporary Accommodation –
b. Emergency Accommodation -

7) What has been the number of placements in the financial year of 2016/17 broken down into temporary and emergency accommodation?
a. Temporary Accommodation-
b. Emergency Accommodation-

8) During the financial year of 2016/17 how many placements were above the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate?
a. Temporary Accommodation –
b. Emergency Accommodation –

9) Please can you provide me with a hierarchy of the team that comprises the Housing Department with full names, contact details and job roles?

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FOI #11812
Dear [name removed]

1) Does the Council currently operate any form of supplier framework for
a. Temporary Accommodation- b. Emergency Accommodation-
No
2) If the Council does operate a supplier framework, please provide the
supplier list a. Temporary Accommodation- b. Emergency Accommodation-
N/a
3) Does the Council has management agreements with providers?
a. Temporary Accommodation- Yes through contract
b. Emergency Accommodation- No
4) What are the rates council pay for providers with in the borough and
outside the borough ( Example: self-contained nightly rate,
single/double/triple/quadruple room nightly rate) a. Temporary
Accommodation- b. Emergency Accommodation-
This is wholly determined by the market at the time the accommodation is
sought.
5) During the financial year of 2016/17, what has been the actual spend
of:- a. Temporary Accommodation £18k – b. Emergency Accommodation – (B&B)
£200k
6) During the financial year of 2016/17, what has been the actual spend of
“spot purchases” or housing placements that were not purchased on the
supplier list(if one does exist) a. Temporary Accommodation £ (tbc) – b.
Emergency Accommodation – Total £200k
7) What has been the number of placements in the financial year of 2016/17
broken down into temporary and emergency accommodation?
a. Temporary Accommodation- c. 46
b. Emergency Accommodation- c.109
8) During the financial year of 2016/17 how many placements were above the
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate?
a. Temporary Accommodation – unknown
b. Emergency Accommodation – all
9) Please can you provide me with a hierarchy of the team that comprises
the Housing Department with full names, contact details and job roles?
Management Team
Sunita Patel
Senior Housing Advisor
Switchboard +44 (0)1789 267575
email [email address], web www.stratford.gov.uk
Martin Cowan
Housing Advice Manager
e: [email address] t:01789 26049
Nick Cadd
Housing and Communities Manager
e: [email address] t: 01789 260841

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