Housing Benefit Claims for Unsupported Temporary Accomodation

The request was successful.

Dear South Kesteven District Council,

My name is Rachel Yates, Unit Project Officer of Unsupported Temporary Accommodation Unit. I work conducting research for the Justlife Foundation into residents of unsupported temporary accommodation, specifically those claiming housing benefit from private B&Bs or accommodation with Board and Lodging.

This request, through the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, is looking to collect the number of individuals living in unsupported temporary accommodation from 2010-2016. In order to assess this, I am requesting the following information:

1. Private tenants claiming housing benefit from a Bed and Breakfast and/or all other accommodation with board and lodgings
a. This information broken down by financial year (1st April – 31st March), i.e. the above number in 2010/2011; 2011/2012; 2012/2013; 2013/2014; 2014/2015; 2015/2016
AND

2. Private tenants claiming housing benefit from a Bed and Breakfast and/or all other accommodation with board and lodgings (as described above) on 1st January in each of the above years.

Please send the information in excel format via email

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Yates

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Ms Yates

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1079272

I acknowledge your request for information received into the Legal & Democratic Services on 27/07/2017.

Your request for information has been placed before:-

Executive Manager

Judith Davids

Executive Manager Commercial

01476 406080

[email address]

Business Manager(s)

Heather Green

Benefits Manager

01476 406080

[email address]

If the information is held by the Council, you will receive the information requested within the statutory time scale of 20 working days (24/08/2017), subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

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If you have any queries or concerns then please contact us at:

South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices

St. Peter's Hill

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Business Manager(s)

Heather Green

Benefits Manager

01476 406080

[email address]

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Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Ms Yates

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1079272

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated 27/07/2017. Our response is as follows:

Please find attached our response in Excel format as requested.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

Customer Services
South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices

St Peter's Hill

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080
Fax: 01476 406000

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Heather Green

Benefits Manager

The information contained in this e-mail along with any attachments may be confidential, legally privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure. It is intended for the named individual(s) or entity who is/are the only authorised recipient(s). If this message has reached you in error please notify the sender immediately and delete it without review.

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Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

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Dear Ms Yates

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1079272

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated 27/07/2017 17:10:43. Our response is as follows:

Please find enclosed the attachment - missed from the initial response.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

Customer Services
South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices

St Peter's Hill

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080
Fax: 01476 406000

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Heather Green

Benefits Manager

01476 406080 ext: 6525

[email address]

The information contained in this e-mail along with any attachments may be confidential, legally privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure. It is intended for the named individual(s) or entity who is/are the only authorised recipient(s). If this message has reached you in error please notify the sender immediately and delete it without review.

Email is not secure and may contain viruses. We make every effort to ensure email is sent without viruses, but cannot guarantee this and recommends recipients take appropriate precautions. We may monitor email traffic data and content in accordance with our policies and English law.

Dear Customer Services,

Thank you for providing the attached information, it is most useful.

I just wanted to clarify your data to ensure that my clarification doesn’t change the data you have provided. Can I clarify that you have provided information for the number of individuals who are claiming housing benefit in Bed and Breakfast/Board and Lodging private accommodation (i.e. not owned by the council, housing associations or supported accommodation) and who have not been placed there by the council under homelessness duties?

Yours sincerely,

Rachel Yates

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