Housing Data Request

Z Bloomfield made this Freedom of Information request to St Edmundsbury Borough Council

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Dear St Edmundsbury Borough Council,

Please tell us the following information about families housing and homeless arrangements. The definition of family is a household with one or more dependent children or a pregnant person. Please exclude information about single person households and households without children/pregnancy where possible and state where they are included in any numbers.

1) The number of families you have placed (household with one or more child) in temporary accommodation within the boundaries of Essex County (please specify the district and postcode area) for the following years:
a) 2015
b) 2016
c) 2017
d) 2018 to date
e) Please provide details of the type of accommodation (your own stock, registered social landlord, b and b, hostel, private unit with shared facilities, self-contained, private landlord accommodation leased to the council or RG, private landlord private arrangement, staying put arrangement, staying with family)
f) Please tell us the number of the above who you had an accepted duty for and the number who were placed pending a decision, appeal or review.
g) Please tell us the number of families placed in Essex who then had the homeless duty discharged without move on accommodation being provided (including those placed pending a decision outcome or appeal).

2) Details of homeless prevention and relief advice to families which has included providing details of accommodation within the boundaries of Essex County or resulted in a family moving within the boundaries of Essex?

2a) Please include the accommodation details (for example address of a hotel, mobile home site, letting agency or private landlord and who the lease is with).
2b) Please also include a copy of any printed information which is handed out with details of Essex accommodation as part of your homeless prevention advice to families.
2c) Please provide information you have provided to families as part of prevention and relief that included information about any accommodation within the boundaries of Essex
2d) Please tell us the number of families who you provided preventative or relief housing intervention for who moved to Essex

3) Details of any social housing which you own which is located within the Essex County boundaries. Please include the District/s and postcode area/s)

4) Details of any RG properties which you use that are within the Essex Council boundaries

5) The number of families that have been housed/allocated through your housing register within the boundaries of Essex County (please specify the district/s and postcode area/s) in the following years
a) 2015
b) 2016
c) 2017
d) 2018 to date
e) Please tell us the number that are in your own stock, number in RG stock and the number in private rented accommodation

6) Please tell us the number of homeless families not already counted in the above who you are aware of who have moved within the boundaries of Essex? ( for example where people are accepted as a homeless duty and find their own accommodation in Essex)

Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Z Bloomfield

foi, St Edmundsbury Borough Council

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policy, St Edmundsbury Borough Council

Dear Z Bloomfield

I refer to your email received on 2 August 2018 requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act. As you may be aware Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council are working together under the banner West Suffolk to provide a shared service across the boundaries of both authorities. This response is sent on behalf of the West Suffolk councils.

Questions:
Please tell us the following information about families housing and homeless arrangements. The definition of family is a household with one or more dependent children or a pregnant person. Please exclude information about single person households and households without children/pregnancy where possible and state where they are included in any numbers.

1)The number of families you have placed (household with one or more child) in temporary accommodation within the boundaries of Essex County (please specify the district and postcode area) for the following years:
a)2015
b)2016
c)2017
d)2018 to date
e)Please provide details of the type of accommodation (your own stock, registered social landlord, b and b, hostel, private unit with shared facilities, self-contained, private landlord accommodation leased to the council or RG, private landlord private arrangement, staying put arrangement, staying with family) f)Please tell us the number of the above who you had an accepted duty for and the number who were placed pending a decision, appeal or review.
g)Please tell us the number of families placed in Essex who then had the homeless duty discharged without move on accommodation being provided (including those placed pending a decision outcome or appeal).

2)Details of homeless prevention and relief advice to families which has included providing details of accommodation within the boundaries of Essex County or resulted in a family moving within the boundaries of Essex?

2a) Please include the accommodation details (for example address of a hotel, mobile home site, letting agency or private landlord and who the lease is with).
2b) Please also include a copy of any printed information which is handed out with details of Essex accommodation as part of your homeless prevention advice to families.
2c) Please provide information you have provided to families as part of prevention and relief that included information about any accommodation within the boundaries of Essex
2d) Please tell us the number of families who you provided preventative or relief housing intervention for who moved to Essex

3)Details of any social housing which you own which is located within the Essex County boundaries. Please include the District/s and postcode area/s)

4)Details of any RG properties which you use that are within the Essex Council boundaries

5)The number of families that have been housed/allocated through your housing register within the boundaries of Essex County (please specify the district/s and postcode area/s) in the following years
a)2015
b)2016
c)2017
d)2018 to date
e)Please tell us the number that are in your own stock, number in RG stock and the number in private rented accommodation

6)Please tell us the number of homeless families not already counted in the above who you are aware of who have moved within the boundaries of Essex? (for example where people are accepted as a homeless duty and find their own accommodation in Essex).

Response:
We have not placed any families in temporary accommodation within the boundaries of Essex County during the timescales of your request.

If you are unhappy with this response you may request an internal review of this matter via the Council’s corporate complaints procedure.

If, after an internal review, you are still unhappy with the decision, you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at the following address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 01625 545 745 Fax: 01625 524 510 Email: [email address]

Best wishes

Val

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Val Murton
PA to Davina Howes, Assistant Director (Families & Communities)
My working days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Direct dial01284 757301
[email address]

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