Most up to date statistics regarding homelessness in Plymouth

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Dear Plymouth City Council,
Please are you able to provide the most up to date information that you have regarding housing and homelessness.

1 - Can you confirm how many people are currently on the housing waiting list?, and include how many are homeless?

2 - Could you provide statistics which include age, gender, ethnicity and so forth?

3 - Over the past few years could you give details of how many housing developments have been approved, and at and what cost?

4 - How long you take to process housing benefit claim. How many housing benefit claim has been process by the City council

5 - Please share the total number of council house and please specify the type of the house and number and area and how many are current empty.

6 - Please provide number of how many people you have accommodated following the statutory duty under housing act who have been declared themselves as homeless and sissified the homelessness assessment process. Please give number by year starting from January 2012

7 - Please share what are the present council policy to address homelessness in the city. And how council is allocating budget for that.

All your help would be greatly appreciated

Yours faithfully,
Sarah Northcott

Community Connections, Plymouth City Council

Dear Sarah,

 

My Ref: 893861

 

Thank you for your request for information about housing and homelessness.
Your request was received on 11 September 2017 and is being dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The Council will seek to provide the information you have requested within
20 working days, that is by 9 October 2017 and it will be provided by
email or hard copy, depending how you made your request and how the
information is held. 

 

Information is usually provided free of charge but in some circumstances a
fee may be payable and if that is the case I will inform you.  A fees
notice will be issued to you and you will be required to pay this before
we proceed with your request.

 

Information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found on the
Information Commissioners Office website: [1]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

Plymouth City Council also has information available on our website:
[2]http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/home/council/...

 

If you cannot find the information you require please contact me using the
contact details below.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mel Hayward
Community Connections Support Co-ordinator
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House, West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ

T +441752398500

E [3][email address]

[4]www.plymouth.gov.uk

 

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Community Connections, Plymouth City Council

Dear Sarah

 

Thank you for your email requesting information regarding housing and
homelessness.

The application was received on 11 September 2017.

 

Unfortunately your application does not clearly state what you expect to
receive from the Council. Please help us to understand your request so
that we can locate the relevant information.

 

3 - Over the past few years could you give details of how many housing
developments have been approved, and at and what cost? Please clarify what
you mean by Housing Developments 1-9 homes 9-30 homes etc.

 

4 - How long you take to process housing benefit claim. How many housing
benefit claim has been process by the City council Please clarify what
timescales you would like the information for.

 

6 - Please provide number of how many people you have accommodated
following the statutory duty under housing act who have been declared
themselves as homeless and sissified the homelessness assessment process.
Please give number by year starting from January 2012 Please clarify what
you mean by ‘how many people you have accommodated’? Council stock, via
Devon Home Choice, or in temporary accommodation pending a permanent
solution? Please also clarify what you mean by “sissified”.

 

Your application is ‘on hold’ and will not be processed until we
understand which information is required.

 

When we are clear about the data or information that you expect to receive
the Council will seek to provide the information that you have requested
within the following 20 working days, or let you know how you can obtain
it. 

 

We may not be able to provide all you have requested; if we do not hold
the information, or if an exemption or exception to providing the
information applies.  We will explain if we cannot provide what you have
requested.

 

Information is usually provided free of charge, but if there could be a
fee, we will tell you about any charge before we retrieve the information.

 

We usually provide the information in either electronic or paper format,
depending on how you made your request and how the information is held. 
If you would like our response to be in a particular format then please
let me know, but there may be a charge.

 

If you have any questions concerning information requests then please look
at the Council’s web pages:
[1]http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/homepage/coun...
or contact me using the details above.  If I am unavailable please leave a
contact telephone number.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mel Hayward
Community Connections Support Co-ordinator
Community Connections
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House,

West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ

T +441752306175
M +447833401584
E [2][email address]

[3]www.plymouth.gov.uk

 

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Community Connections, Plymouth City Council

Dear Sarah,

 

Thank you for your email requesting information regarding housing and
homelessness.

The application was received on 11 September 2017.

 

I cannot trace receipt of clarification of your questions as requested on
11 September, and I am therefore writing to advise that your request has
been closed.

 

Should you still require the information requested, please resubmit your
request providing the following clarification:

 

3 - Over the past few years could you give details of how many housing
developments have been approved, and at and what cost? Please clarify what
you mean by Housing Developments 1-9 homes 9-30 homes etc.

 

4 - How long you take to process housing benefit claim. How many housing
benefit claim has been process by the City council Please clarify what
timescales you would like the information for.

 

6 - Please provide number of how many people you have accommodated
following the statutory duty under housing act who have been declared
themselves as homeless and sissified the homelessness assessment process.
Please give number by year starting from January 2012 Please clarify what
you mean by ‘how many people you have accommodated’? Council stock, via
Devon Home Choice, or in temporary accommodation pending a permanent
solution? Please also clarify what you mean by “sissified”.

 

When we are clear about the data or information that you expect to receive
the Council will seek to provide the information that you have requested
within the following 20 working days, or let you know how you can obtain
it. 

 

We may not be able to provide all you have requested; if we do not hold
the information, or if an exemption or exception to providing the
information applies.  We will explain if we cannot provide what you have
requested.

 

Information is usually provided free of charge, but if there could be a
fee, we will tell you about any charge before we retrieve the information.

 

We usually provide the information in either electronic or paper format,
depending on how you made your request and how the information is held. 
If you would like our response to be in a particular format then please
let me know, but there may be a charge.

 

If you have any questions concerning information requests then please look
at the Council’s web pages:
[1]http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/homepage/coun...
or contact me using the details above.  If I am unavailable please leave a
contact telephone number.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mel Hayward
Community Connections Support Co-ordinator
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House, West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ

T +441752398500

E [2][email address]

[3]www.plymouth.gov.uk