Rough Sleepers and the councils budget.

Mr Andrew Brian Hickman made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Mr Andrew Brian Hickman

Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Please supply the estimate you make of the rough sleepers for the last 2 years?

What is your budget for rough sleepers (not homeless) for those and the next year (3 years)?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Andrew Brian Hickman

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Our reference: 6035833

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Dear Mr Hickman
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 26 March
2018 concerning rough sleepers for the last 2 years?
 
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Mr Andrew Brian Hickman

Dear London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

If part of the rough sleeper budget is within the hostels budget, even if not differentiated, I require that along with outreach funding, thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Andrew Brian Hickman

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Information request
Our reference: 6035833

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Dear Mr Hickman
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 26 March 2018.
 

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides two distinct but
related rights of access to information which impose corresponding duties
on public authorities.  These are:

 

·       The duty to inform the applicant whether or not information is
held by the authority and, if so,

·       The duty to communicate that information to the applicant

 

We can confirm the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham holds the
information you requested, please see below.

 

 Please supply the estimate you make of the rough sleepers for the last 2
years? 

Estimated rough sleepers for last 2 years:

2017- 6

2016- 20

What is your budget for rough sleepers (not homeless) for those and the
next year (3 years)? 

Budget for rough sleepers (not homeless) 2018/19:

50k has been set aside to scope a project to tackle rough sleeping in our
area.  However the other budgets would pick up the support and housing of
those identified and it is impossible to estimate the percentage of other
budgets that respond to rough sleeping and not other forms of
homelessness.

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