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Rehousing Out of Area

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Dear Forest Heath District Council,

I would like information about the numbers of homeless households being moved both out of and into the local authority area and where they are being moved to and from. I am aware from your reporting requirements to central government that you hold this information but only part of it is released through DCLG statistical updates.

I understand that under Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 there is a duty to assist and advise the requester and would appreciate your advice if you think my questions need any clarification in order to get the information that I am looking for.

Please disclose the following information:

1. For each year since 2010, please provide a month by month breakdown of the total number of homeless households the local authority has rehoused in another local authority area. For each household rehoused, please indicate:

- the total number of people rehoused

- the local authority area they were moved to

- whether this was temporary or settled accommodation

- whether they were allocated either council / social housing or a private rental tenancy

2. For each year since 2010, please provide a month by month breakdown of the total number of homeless households the local authority has agreed to rehouse from another local authority area. For each household rehoused, please indicate:

- the total number of people rehoused

- the local authority area they were received

- whether this was temporary or settled accommodation

- whether they were allocated either council / social housing or a private rental tenancy.

Yours faithfully,

David Adams

foi, Forest Heath District Council

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policy, Forest Heath District Council

Dear Mr Adams

I refer to your request for information received on 13 March 2018 in which you have requested:

"I would like information about the numbers of homeless households being moved both out of and into the local authority area and where they are being moved to and from. I am aware from your reporting requirements to central government that you hold this information but only part of it is released through DCLG statistical updates."

Unfortunately it is not clear what information you require because we are not sure what is meant by "out of and into the local authority area" - do you mean who is placing in and are we (as a local authority) placing out of the area? Please can you provide further clarification in order to ensure your request is complied with.

Also, 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. Please can you confirm that you require information for Forest Heath District Council only?

Please note that the 20 day statutory time limit for responding to this [part] of the request will not commence until we have received clarification, but we will respond as soon as possible.

Please send your response to [Forest Heath District Council request email]

Best wishes

Val

_______________________________________________________________________
Val Murton
PA to Davina Howes, Assistant Director (Families & Communities)
My working days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Direct dial01284 757301
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From: David Adams [mailto:[FOI #470666 email]]
Sent: 13 March 2018 21:14
To: foi <[Forest Heath District Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Rehousing Out of Area

Dear Forest Heath District Council,

I would like information about the numbers of homeless households being moved both out of and into the local authority area and where they are being moved to and from. I am aware from your reporting requirements to central government that you hold this information but only part of it is released through DCLG statistical updates.

I understand that under Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 there is a duty to assist and advise the requester and would appreciate your advice if you think my questions need any clarification in order to get the information that I am looking for.

Please disclose the following information:

1. For each year since 2010, please provide a month by month breakdown of the total number of homeless households the local authority has rehoused in another local authority area. For each household rehoused, please indicate:

- the total number of people rehoused

- the local authority area they were moved to

- whether this was temporary or settled accommodation

- whether they were allocated either council / social housing or a private rental tenancy

2. For each year since 2010, please provide a month by month breakdown of the total number of homeless households the local authority has agreed to rehouse from another local authority area. For each household rehoused, please indicate:

- the total number of people rehoused

- the local authority area they were received

- whether this was temporary or settled accommodation

- whether they were allocated either council / social housing or a private rental tenancy.

Yours faithfully,

David Adams

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