Swansea Council: Housing and Homelessness

William Gomes made this Freedom of Information request to Swansea Council

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Dear Swansea Council,

I am requesting the following information:

1. How many people are under Council’s Housing waiting list at present ?
Would you please specify the age group, gender and the number of minorities,BME community who are in the council's housing waiting list.

2. Would you please give specify how many people have applied for one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom, four bedroom,Five bedroom in year 2012-2013?

3.Please provide number of how many people you have accommodated following the statutory duty under housing act who have been declared themselves as homeless and sissified the homelessness assessment process. Please give number by year starting from January 2012 to December 2013.Please also specify their gender,age group and if possible ethnic identity.

4.Please provide number the people who are in current council waiting list who are homeless.

5.Please share what are the present council policy to address homelessness. And how council is allocating budget for that.

6.Please share the total number of council house and please specify the type of the house and number and area and how many are current empty.

7.Please provide how much council had spent yearly since January 2012 to December 2013,to build new council house/flat.

8.According to the Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002) all Local Authorities must have a Homelessness Strategy in place What are the homelessness strategy of the Council council.Please share the yearly the yearly of starting from January 2012 to December 2013.

10. Under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002) Council has certain responsibilities towards people who are homeless or threatened with
homelessness. Would you please provide number, age,gender to whom you provided service following the specific law.

11.How long you take to process housing benefit claim. How many housing benefit claim has been process by the council since January 2012 to December 2013. Please provide number of each year.

12. How much council had spent to pay the employee who are working on homeless issues in council.Please give yearly details starting from January 2012 to December 2013.

13. How many people were successfully prosecuted for housing benefit fraud during year 2012 and 2013.

14.Did council appointed any third party to find out or tackle benefit fraud. If yes, Who is the company and how much council has paid them for the service.

Yours faithfully,

William Gomes

Webber, Ann, Swansea Council

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Dear Mr Gomes,
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request below.

To allow me to proceed with your request, I require clarification on a number of the questions. Please see the attached letter which sets out the details that we need from you.

Thank you

Anne Webber
Senior Customer Services and Communications Officer / Uwch Swyddog Gwasanaethau Cwsmeriaid a Chyfathrebu
Business Planning Division / Adran Cynllunio Busnes
Housing and Public Protection Service / Gwasanaeth Tai a Diogelu'r Cyhoedd
Directorate of Place / Cyfarwyddiaeth Lleoedd
City and County of Swansea / Dinas a Sir Abertawe
Tel / Ffon 01792 635045

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Dear Webber, Ann,
3.I am referring to both temporarily or permanently accommodated people.

4. I am referring to those on the waiting list that have been accepted as homeless.
12. the total salary cost spent on homelessness .

Please skip the other question that i have not clarified.

Yours sincerely,

William Gomes

Webber, Ann, Swansea Council

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Dear Mr Gomes,
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request below. I apologise for the slight delay in responding.

Please find attached our letter of response, together with a spreadsheet which provides the response to questions 1, 2 and 6.

If you have any queries, please contact me.

Anne Webber
Senior Customer Services and Communications Officer / Uwch Swyddog Gwasanaethau Cwsmeriaid a Chyfathrebu
Business Planning Division / Adran Cynllunio Busnes
Housing and Public Protection Service / Gwasanaeth Tai a Diogelu'r Cyhoedd
Directorate of Place / Cyfarwyddiaeth Lleoedd
City and County of Swansea / Dinas a Sir Abertawe
Tel / Ffon 01792 635045

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