How many homes provided by councils for refugees in UK remain unoccupied ?

Susan Jennings made this Freedom of Information request to Homes England

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Dear Homes England,
There are 200 Unaccompanied Children living rough in the forests of Northern France who want to come to the UK according to ' Help Refugees '. The French Police take one of each child's shoes from them even if they are sleeping, the police also slash their tents and tarpaulins rendering them useless. Please tell me how many homes that have been made available for refugees by councils in the UK remain unoccupied. Winter is coming.
If I have not approached the correct agency please can you transfer this to the correct site ?
Yours faithfully,
Susan Jennings

1, Clifton Gardens, Whitstable, Kent
Tel : 01227 770117

Information Access, Homes England

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Dear Ms Jennings,

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Kind regards,

Louisa Clare | Deputy Data Protection Officer
Homes England | Windsor House, 42 – 50 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0TL

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