Rehousing Out of Area

The request was successful.

Dear Bracknell Forest Borough 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

Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear David Adams

Thank you for your request for information, below, which was received by the Council ( 13/03/18) and I will deal with 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 12/04/18) 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.

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-Officer
Legal Services
Resources
Bracknell Forest Council

Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [email address]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

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Dear David Adams

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 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:

a)- the total number of people rehoused

b)- the local authority area they were moved to

c)- whether this was temporary or settled accommodation

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

In relation to  questions 1a-d we are only able to  provide a monthly
breakdown as attached.

To go into any more detail would require identifying each case going back
and establishing make up in relation to questions for example number of
people in each household. We estimate that this would take in excess of 18
hours, Under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act the Council  is
not obliged to comply with your request and will not be processing your
request further.

Households provided temporary accommodation under the Council's homeless
powers outside  the borough by year,

2010    9

2011    34

2012    56

2013    18

2014    66

2015    84

2016    52

2017    29

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:

a)- the total number of people rehoused

b)- the local authority area they were received

c)- whether this was temporary or settled accommodation

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

No households from outside Bracknell Forest were rehoused from another LA.

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.

Bracknell Forest council now considers that it has complied with your
request. However, you have a right to appeal if you are dissatisfied with
our response. Requests for an internal review must be made in writing, and
within 40 calendar days of this response being issued to you. When
requesting an internal review, please include your reference number, the
date of your original request and your contact details. Please also
include an explanation of why you are dissatisfied with our response.
Requests for an internal review should be sent to: [2][email address]

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 Management Team

Legal Services

Information Compliance-Officer

Legal Services
Resources
Bracknell Forest Council

 

Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [email address]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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