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Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough 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?

I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this request. Some parts of the request may be easier to answer than others. Should this be the case, I request that you release information as soon as possible.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.

I would prefer to receive the information electronically. If you require any clarification, I expect you to contact me under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of this FOI request problematic.

My contact details are below, please acknowledge receipt of this request, and I look forward to receiving the information in the near future.

Yours faithfully

[name removed]

Sandwell MBC, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr [name removed]
 
 
Your request for information has been passed to an investigating officer.
 
Your reference is FS-Case-59418104
 
 
Thank you
 
Sandwell MBC

Kevin Tebbett, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good afternoon Marc

I have attached my response to your Freedom of Information.

Regards

Kevin

Business Manager - Housing Choice
Roway lane
Oldbury
B69 3ES

Tel: 0121 569 5008
[mobile number]
Email: [email address]

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