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Dear FOI Team,

I write to request information on the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals who made a homeless application as legally homeless and/or being threatened with homelessness between January 2018 and April 2022.

As part of this request, I would like the information to be broken down into the following:

(i) The number of individuals making a homeless application while 'legally homeless' since 2018, broken down into sexual orientation (including transgender), per month, per year and grand total;

(ii) The number of individuals making a homeless application 'threatened with homelessness' since 2018, broken down into sexual orientation (including transgender), per month, per year and grand total;

(iii) The number of individuals supported into accommodation (temporary/emergency) since 2018, broken down into sexual orientation (including transgender), per month, per year and grand total;

(iv) The number of individuals owed a prevention and/or relief duty since 2018, broken down into sexual orientation (including transgender), per month, per year and grand total;

(v) The number of individuals to date, still waiting to be supported into accommodation, broken down by sexual orientation (including transgender).

(*Individuals defined as anyone between the ages of 16-80 years-old).

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Murphy

Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear Oliver Murphy

Thank you for your request for information, below, which was received by the Council (05/05/2022) and we will answer your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days (by 06/06/2022) unless it is necessary to consider the public interest, in which case a full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in the circumstances and I will write to you again if this occurs.

The Council is fully utilising its facilities in order to complete all freedom information requests and subject access requests within the statutory time scale. However, whilst we are making every effort to fulfil every request, it is acknowledged both by the Council and the ICO that sometimes other pressures will have to take priority during this difficult time and people may experience unavoidable delays to their FOI and SAR response times. We thank you for your patience in this challenging time.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Team
Legal Services
Delivery
Bracknell Forest Council
Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear Oliver Murphy

 

 

 

I am writing to confirm that the council has completed the processing of
your request for information.

 

Please find below a copy of your request, followed by the Council’s
response.

 

 

 

REQUEST

I write to request information on the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender (LGBT) individuals who made a homeless application as legally
homeless and/or being threatened with homelessness between January 2018
and April 2022.

 

As part of this request, I would like the information to be broken down
into the following:

 

(i)             The number of individuals making a homeless application
while 'legally homeless' since 2018, broken down into sexual orientation
(including transgender), per month, per year and grand total;

 

The options provided on our system to record sexual orientation for LGBT
are Gay/Lesbian or Other sexual orientation so the data provided for the
questions below are broken down in those categories. 

 

 

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Q1 Gay / Other Gay / Other Gay / Other Gay / Other Gay / Other
Lesbian Lesbian Lesbian Lesbian Lesbian
January 1 1 1 1
February 1 1 2 2 1 1 1
March 2 1 2 1 1
April 3 1 1 1 3
May 1 1 1 2 2 1 1
June 1 2 1 1
July 1 1 1 3 4 4
August 2 1 1 1 1
September 1 2 2 2 1 1
October 1 3 1 3 1 1 2
November 1 1 1 1 1 1
December 1 1 4
Grand 6 15 2 11 14 20 11 15 0 2
totals

 

 

 

(ii) The number of individuals making a homeless application 'threatened
with homelessness' since 2018, broken down into sexual orientation
(including transgender), per month, per year and grand total;

 

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Q2 Gay / Other Gay / Other Gay / Other Gay / Other Gay / Other
Lesbian Lesbian Lesbian Lesbian Lesbian
January 1 1
February 2 1 1 1
March 2 2 1
April 1 1 1 2
May 1 1 1 1 1
June 1
July 1 1 3 3
August 1 1 1
September 2 2 1 1
October 2 1 1 1
November 1 1 1 1
December 1 4
Totals 2 5 2 3 10 13 8 9 0 2

 

(iii) The number of individuals supported into accommodation
(temporary/emergency) since 2018, broken down into sexual orientation
(including transgender), per month, per year and grand total;

 

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Q3 Gay / Other Gay / Other Gay / Other Gay / Other Gay / Other
Lesbian Lesbian Lesbian Lesbian Lesbian
January 1
February 1 1
March 1 1
April 1 1
May 2
June 7
July
August 1 1 1
September
October 1 1 1
November 1
December 1 1
Totals 0 10 0 5 2 1 1 5 1 0

 

 

(iv) The number of individuals owed a prevention and/or relief duty since
2018, broken down into sexual orientation (including transgender), per
month, per year and grand total;

 

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Q4 Gay / Other Gay / Other Gay / Other Gay / Other Gay / Other
Lesbian Lesbian Lesbian Lesbian Lesbian
January 1 1 1
February 2 2 1 2 1 1 1
March 1 1 2 1 1 1
April 1 1 1 1
May 1 2 1 1 2 2 2
June 1 2
July 1 1 1 4 2
August 2 2 1 1
September 1 1 2 1 1
October 1 2 1 3 1 2 3
November 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
December 1 1 4 1
Totals 6 12 2 8 14 15 12 14 1 2

 

 

(v) The number of individuals to date, still waiting to be supported into
accommodation, broken down by sexual orientation (including transgender).

 

(*Individuals defined as anyone between the ages of 16-80 years-old).

 

There are no individuals who are waiting to be supported into
accommodation where the sexual orientation has been recorded as
gay/lesbian or other sexual orientation.

 

 

 

You may also find it helpful to refer to our web page
[1]https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/busi...
which contains other helpful information as well.

 

 

If you have any queries about this matter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Please note that your request may itself be the subject of a FOI request
and will be disclosed in that event.

 

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When requesting an internal review, please include your reference number,
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Requests for an internal review should be sent to:
[2][Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]

 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commission can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours
sincerely                                                              
                                                                                       
                                                                                       

 

Information Compliance
Team                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                

Legal
Services                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                

Delivery                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                

Bracknell Forest
Council                                                                        

Tel: 01344
352000                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                

Email:
[3][Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]                                                                                                                

Web: [4]www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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