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Rehousing Out of Area

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Dear Bradford City 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

Mark Dewar, Bradford City Council

Dear David,

 

Thank you for your request submitted under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. This matter is now receiving our attention and we
aim to have a response out to you by 11 April 2018 within the period of 20
working days allowed for disclosure.  

 

You will be informed in advance if there is a charge for supplying copies
of the information.  We will also provide an explanation if any
information is not released to you.  If the requested information contains
references to any third parties, we may need to consult with them before
deciding whether or not to release the information.

 

Should you have any queries regarding your request, please feel free to
contact us at [1][Bradford City Council request email] quoting the reference no: Mar-68.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mark
Dewar                                                                          

Service Coordination Officer

Economy & Development

 

8th Floor,

Margaret McMillan Tower,

Bradford, BD1 1NN

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Place

 

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Mark Dewar, Bradford City Council

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Dear David,

 

I refer to the freedom of information request submitted to Bradford
Council on 13 March 2018.  Your request, and the Council’s response, are
both detailed below and on the attached spreadsheet.

 

Your 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:

 

- 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.

 

Council’s response:

 

1. This authority does not set out to rehouse people to whom it has a
statutory duty outside of the District.  We do use a B&B in Huddersfield
for temporary accommodation occasionally, and we do sometimes send women
fleeing violence to refuges in other areas for their own safety, but
neither of these examples fall within the category of permanent rehousing.

 

2. Please note we are unable to provide figures going back to 2010 as
these are not held/retained within our system.

 

Between Sept 15 and Sept 2017 there were a total of 9 approaches where the
reason given was referral from another authority, of which two were
accepted as priority need and one (a young person) was housed in supported
housing.  There is also one record of a case coming to our notice where
another LA had made a private arrangement with a private sector landlord
in Bradford to house a family to which the other local authority owed a
statutory duty. All these cases are listed on the attached spreadsheet.
Please note that not all of these cases were ‘rehoused’ either temporarily
or permanently within Bradford.

 

It should be noted that persons from anywhere in the country can register
themselves on our VBL (lettings) system without requiring a referral from
the housing options service where they are living.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response you have the right to ask for
an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within
one month of the date of receipt of the response to your original request
and should be addressed to Freedom of Information Officer, 1st Floor
Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1HX or by e-mail
[1][Bradford City Council request email]

 

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you
have the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner who can be
contacted at : Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mark
Dewar                                                                          

Service Coordination Officer

Economy & Development

 

8th Floor,

Margaret McMillan Tower,

Bradford, BD1 1NN

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Place

 

Get the Bradford Council mobile app: [3]www.bradford.gov.uk/app

 

This e-mail, and any attachments, may contain Protected or Restricted
information and is intended solely for the individual to whom it is
addressed. It may contain sensitive or protectively marked material and
should be handled accordingly. If this e-mail has been misdirected, please
notify the author immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you
must not disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on any of the
information contained in it or attached, and all copies must be deleted
immediately. Whilst we take reasonable steps to try to identify any
software viruses, any attachments to this e-mail may nevertheless contain
viruses which our anti-virus software has failed to identify. You should
therefore carry out your own anti-virus checks before opening any
documents. Bradford Council will not accept any liability for damage
caused by computer viruses emanating from any attachment or other document
supplied with this e-mail. E-Mails may be subject to recording and / or
monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

If you would like to make a Freedom of Information request, please visit
our website [4]http://www.bradford.gov.uk/foi before you submit a request
as you may find the information and data that you want in the data that we
already publish in our Publication Scheme. The Scheme has a significant
amount of information which is available to you, without the need for a
specific request, and describes how we work and how to obtain information
published by our various departments.

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