Housing Benefit Claims for Unsupported Temporary Accomodation

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Dear Crawley Borough 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

Freedom Of Information, Crawley Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your request for information which is being considered under
the Freedom of Information Act.

You should receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
the Council does not hold the information or if there is a reason for it
to be withheld.

Please remember to quote the above FOI reference number in any future
communications.

Kind regards,         

Freedom of Information

 

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Freedom Of Information, Crawley Borough Council

Dear Madam,

 

Please could you clarify whether you are requesting information solely for
Bed & Breakfast, or do you mean to include nightly paid also?

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information Section

 

 

Dear Crawley Borough 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

 

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

Thank you for your email.

We are looking into B&B's but if the nightly paid cost is being covered by a housing benefit claim for accommodation that has board and lodgings or is a B&B, then yes please include this also - but if it is the nightly paid rate due to placement by a local authority into B&Bs, then no please do not include.

Yours sincerely,

Rachel Yates

Freedom Of Information, Crawley Borough Council

Dear Madam,

 

Further to your request for information, please see below for the
Council's response in blue text.

 

 

We are looking into B&B's but if the nightly paid cost is being covered by
a housing benefit claim for accommodation that has board and lodgings or
is a B&B, then yes please include this also - but if it is the nightly
paid rate due to placement by a local authority into B&Bs, then no please
do not include.

 

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.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rachel Yates

 

When Crawley Borough Council place into Temporary accommodation they do
not provide meals (or breakfast).

 

We have claims in B&B properties including Hotels but we never provide
meals.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information Section

 

FOI request No: 5241

 

Dear Freedom Of Information,

Thank you for you email.

Would you be able to provide me with the number of individuals claiming housing benefit from Bed and Breakfast/Board and Lodging private accommodation (i.e. not owned by the council or supported accommodation) and who have not been placed there by the council under homelessness duties, regardless of whether you provide meals? Could you break this down by financial year from 2010-2016 as well as provide the figure for the number of live cases on 1st January in each of these years please?

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Many thanks,

Rachel Yates

Freedom Of Information, Crawley Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your request for information which is being considered under
the Freedom of Information Act.

 

You should receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
the Council does not hold the information or if there is a reason for it
to be withheld.

 

Please remember to quote the above FOI reference number in any future
communications.

 

Kind regards,         

 

Freedom of Information

                                  

 

Dear Freedom Of Information,

 

Thank you for you email.

 

Would you be able to provide me with the number of individuals claiming
housing benefit from Bed and Breakfast/Board and Lodging private
accommodation (i.e. not owned by the council or supported accommodation)
and who have not been placed there by the council under homelessness
duties, regardless of whether you provide meals? Could you break this down
by financial year from 2010-2016 as well as provide the figure for the
number of live cases on 1st January in each of these years please?

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

Many thanks,

 

Rachel Yates

Dear Freedom Of Information,

Are you able to reply to my request please?

Yours sincerely,

Rachel Yates

Freedom Of Information, Crawley Borough Council

Dear Ms Yates,

 

We apologise that you have not yet received a response to this request,
however we are still within the 20 working day time limit.

 

Work on your request is still ongoing, and we will respond as soon as
possible.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information

 

 

Dear Freedom Of Information,

Thanks for your reply, but my original request was sent on 26th July so you are very overdue. Please let me know if i can help in any way to speed this up for you.

Yours sincerely,

Rachel Yates

Freedom Of Information, Crawley Borough Council

Dear Ms Yates,

 

Your original FOI request was submitted on 26 July 2017 and was given the
reference 5241.

 

Following our response, you submitted this additional request for
information on 13 September 2017. This was logged as being received the
next working day as advised by the FOI act, and given the reference 5340.

 

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information

 

 

Freedom Of Information, Crawley Borough Council

Dear Madam,

 

Further to your request for information, please see below for the
Council's response in blue text.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information Section

 

FOI request No: 5340

 

 

Dear Freedom Of Information,

 

Thank you for you email.

 

Would you be able to provide me with the number of individuals claiming
housing benefit from Bed and Breakfast/Board and Lodging private
accommodation (i.e. not owned by the council or supported accommodation)
and who have not been placed there by the council under homelessness
duties, regardless of whether you provide meals? Could you break this down
by financial year from 2010-2016 as well as provide the figure for the
number of live cases on 1st January in each of these years please?

 

We do not hold this information.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

Many thanks,

 

Rachel Yates

[1][FOI #421102 email]

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