Social Housing Figures

Gwen Jones made this Freedom of Information request to Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

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Dear Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council,

1. Please can you confirm how many households are currently on the social housing waiting list?
2. The average length households were placed in temporary accommodation for in 2022.
3. The total cost the council spent on temporary accommodation in 2022.
4. How long households, on average, were waiting for social housing in 2022?
5. What was the longest wait time for social housing in 2022?

Yours faithfully,

Gwen Jones

BGCBC - FOI Requests, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Dear Gwen Jones,

 

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request and will
liaise with the relevant Department in order to provide a response.

We will endeavour to provide this information within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully

 

Information Governance Team / Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth

 

H  Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

       Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw
Vale, South Wales NP23 6DN

H   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent

       Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur,
Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiarth yn Gymraeg a saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond I chi rhoi gwybod I ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request, you can ask us to
review our response. Requests for reviews should be submitted within 40
days of the date of receipt of our response to your original request –
email: [1][Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council request email].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of our review, you can write to the
Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2^nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Telephone: 0330 414 6421

Email: [2][email address]

 

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, The General Offices, Steelworks
Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6DN

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol,
Glynebwy, NP23 6DN

Website: [3]https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/home/

Twitter: [4]http://www.twitter.com/blaenaugwentcbc

Facebook: [5]http://www.facebook.com/blaenaugwentcbc

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond i chi rhoi gwybod i ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

 

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

Blaenau Gwent – lle sy’n deg, agored a chroesawgar i bawb drwy weitho gyda
a thros ein cymunedau

Blaenau Gwent – a place that is fair, open and welcoming to all by working
with and for our communities

 

 

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BGCBC - FOI Requests, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Dear Gwen Jones,

 

In response to your Freedom of Information request, please see the
Officer's partial response below.

 

Q1: Please can you confirm how many households are currently on the social
housing waiting list? 4811

Q2: 97 days

Q3: We will provide this information shortly and apologise for any
inconvenience this delay may cause.
Q4: How long households, on average, were waiting for social housing in
2022? - 84 days 
Q5: What was the longest wait time for social housing in 2022? 157 days

 

I trust this answers your request and if you have any queries please don't
hesitate to contact us.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Governance Team / Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth

 

H  Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

       Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw
Vale, South Wales NP23 6DN

H   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent

       Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur,
Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiarth yn Gymraeg a saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond I chi rhoi gwybod I ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request, you can ask us to
review our response. Requests for reviews should be submitted within 40
days of the date of receipt of our response to your original request –
email: [1][Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council request email].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of our review, you can write to the
Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2^nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Telephone: 0330 414 6421

Email: [2][email address]

 

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, The General Offices, Steelworks
Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6DN

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol,
Glynebwy, NP23 6DN

Website: [3]https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/home/

Twitter: [4]http://www.twitter.com/blaenaugwentcbc

Facebook: [5]http://www.facebook.com/blaenaugwentcbc

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond i chi rhoi gwybod i ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

 

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

Blaenau Gwent – lle sy’n deg, agored a chroesawgar i bawb drwy weitho gyda
a thros ein cymunedau

Blaenau Gwent – a place that is fair, open and welcoming to all by working
with and for our communities

 

 

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BGCBC - FOI Requests, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Dear Gwen Jones,

 

Please see below the response to Question 3:

 

3. The total cost the council spent on temporary accommodation in 2022.

550k

 

We trust this answers your request but if you have any queries then please
don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Governance Team / Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth

 

H  Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

       Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw
Vale, South Wales NP23 6DN

H   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent

       Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur,
Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiarth yn Gymraeg a saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond I chi rhoi gwybod I ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request, you can ask us to
review our response. Requests for reviews should be submitted within 40
days of the date of receipt of our response to your original request –
email: [1][Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council request email].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of our review, you can write to the
Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2^nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Telephone: 0330 414 6421

Email: [2][email address]

 

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, The General Offices, Steelworks
Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6DN

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol,
Glynebwy, NP23 6DN

Website: [3]https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/home/

Twitter: [4]http://www.twitter.com/blaenaugwentcbc

Facebook: [5]http://www.facebook.com/blaenaugwentcbc

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond i chi rhoi gwybod i ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

 

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

Blaenau Gwent – lle sy’n deg, agored a chroesawgar i bawb drwy weitho gyda
a thros ein cymunedau

Blaenau Gwent – a place that is fair, open and welcoming to all by working
with and for our communities

 

 

From: BGCBC - FOI Requests
Sent: 22 June 2023 12:28
To: '[FOI #983303 email]'
<[FOI #983303 email]>
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Social Housing Figures -
FOI7608

 

Dear Gwen Jones,

In response to your Freedom of Information request, please see the
Officer's partial response below.

Q1: Please can you confirm how many households are currently on the social
housing waiting list? 4811

Q2: 97 days

Q3: We will provide this information shortly and apologise for any
inconvenience this delay may cause.
Q4: How long households, on average, were waiting for social housing in
2022? - 84 days
Q5: What was the longest wait time for social housing in 2022? 157 days

I trust this answers your request and if you have any queries please don't
hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Information Governance Team / Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth

H Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw Vale, South
Wales NP23 6DN

H Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent

Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur, Glyn
Ebwy NP23 6DN

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiarth yn Gymraeg a saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond I chi rhoi gwybod I ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request, you can ask us to
review our response. Requests for reviews should be submitted within 40
days of the date of receipt of our response to your original request –
email: [6][Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council request email].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of our review, you can write to the
Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2^nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Telephone: 0330 414 6421

Email: [7][email address]

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, The General Offices, Steelworks
Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6DN

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol,
Glynebwy, NP23 6DN

Website: [8]https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/home/

Twitter: [9]http://www.twitter.com/blaenaugwentcbc

Facebook: [10]http://www.facebook.com/blaenaugwentcbc

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond i chi rhoi gwybod i ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

Blaenau Gwent – lle sy’n deg, agored a chroesawgar i bawb drwy weitho gyda
a thros ein cymunedau

Blaenau Gwent – a place that is fair, open and welcoming to all by working
with and for our communities

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Dear BGCBC - FOI Requests,

Please can I clarify some information:

The longest wait time for social housing in 2022 - is the 157 day figure for those who sought accommodation from January 1st 2022? Please can you provide the average for everybody who received accommodation in 2022, not just those who did from January 1st 2022?

Yours sincerely,

Gwen Jones

Dear BGCBC - FOI Requests,

Please can you also clarify the £550,000 figure. Is this taking into account grant funding, housing benefit income, etc? Can you provide the gross figure?

Yours sincerely,

Gwen Jones

BGCBC - FOI Requests, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Dear Gwen Jones,

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

We have contacted the relevant department regarding your requests for
clarification and will provide you with their response as soon as we
receive it.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Information Governance Team / Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth

 

H  Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

       Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw
Vale, South Wales NP23 6DN

H   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent

       Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur,
Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiarth yn Gymraeg a saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond I chi rhoi gwybod I ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request, you can ask us to
review our response. Requests for reviews should be submitted within 40
days of the date of receipt of our response to your original request –
email: [1][Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council request email].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of our review, you can write to the
Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2^nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Telephone: 0330 414 6421

Email: [2][email address]

 

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, The General Offices, Steelworks
Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6DN

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol,
Glynebwy, NP23 6DN

Website: [3]https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/home/

Twitter: [4]http://www.twitter.com/blaenaugwentcbc

Facebook: [5]http://www.facebook.com/blaenaugwentcbc

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond i chi rhoi gwybod i ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

 

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

Blaenau Gwent – lle sy’n deg, agored a chroesawgar i bawb drwy weitho gyda
a thros ein cymunedau

Blaenau Gwent – a place that is fair, open and welcoming to all by working
with and for our communities

 

 

 

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BGCBC - FOI Requests, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Dear Gwen Jones,

 

In response to your Freedom of Information request, please see the
Officer's response below.

 

In terms of the 550k, this is the total spent and doesn’t include any
payments we received from grant funding or housing benefit offset the
cost.

 

157 relates to the year of 2022 – unfortunately, a breakdown of every
average figure will take a great deal of time and exceed the appropriate
limit as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit)
Regulations 2004, as it would require a manual trawl through each
individual file.

 

I trust this answers your request and if you have any queries please don't
hesitate to contact us.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Governance Team / Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth

 

H  Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

       Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw
Vale, South Wales NP23 6DN

H   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent

       Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur,
Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiarth yn Gymraeg a saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond I chi rhoi gwybod I ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request, you can ask us to
review our response. Requests for reviews should be submitted within 40
days of the date of receipt of our response to your original request –
email: [1][Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council request email].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of our review, you can write to the
Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2^nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Telephone: 0330 414 6421

Email: [2][email address]

 

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, The General Offices, Steelworks
Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6DN

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol,
Glynebwy, NP23 6DN

Website: [3]https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/en/home/

Twitter: [4]http://www.twitter.com/blaenaugwentcbc

Facebook: [5]http://www.facebook.com/blaenaugwentcbc

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond i chi rhoi gwybod i ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

 

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

Blaenau Gwent – lle sy’n deg, agored a chroesawgar i bawb drwy weitho gyda
a thros ein cymunedau

Blaenau Gwent – a place that is fair, open and welcoming to all by working
with and for our communities

 

 

 

 

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