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Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

Dear Freedom of Information Officer,

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act
for information to temporary housing provided the council.

Specifically, I would like the following information:

1. The number of people who have been housed in temporary
accommodation after making a homelessness application in each of the
past six years. Please provide a breakdown for each year.

2. The number of people in each of the different types of temporary
accommodation after making a homelessness application in each of the
past six years. By 'type of temporary accommodation' I mean hostels, B
and Bs, council properties, private rentals, etc. The answer to this
could look something like this:

2011 x in Hostels; y in private rentals, etc

Please provide a breakdown for each year.

3. The average length of time people spent in temporary accommodation
after making a homelessness application to the council in each of the
past six years. Please provide a breakdown for each year.

4. The gross cost to the council of temporary accommodation for people
who made homelessness applications in each of the past six years.

Please provide a breakdown of costs for each year by each type of accommodation (2011 £x on Hostels; £y on private rentals, etc.; 2012....)

5. The gross cost of payments to private companies/private individuals who provide temporary accommodation for people who made homelessness applications in each of the past six years. (Eg landlords who own hostels that are used as temporary accommodation; private companies that run centres, etc).

Please provide the names of these private companies/individuals and details of all payments made to each over the last six years. (Eg Company X received £x in 2012, £y in 2013)

I would like this information in electronic form, preferably as a CSV file.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify
all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act.

Please let me know you have received this.

If there any problems or you need more information please get in touch.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Geoghegan

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Mr Geoghegan,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref 2017102227000019)
Thank you for your recent request submitted under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please see the information requested
below and attached.  I am awaiting figures for 2016/17 in relation to
question 4 and will forward this on as soon as received.

1. The number of people who have been housed in temporary accommodation
after making a homelessness application in each of the past six years.
Please provide a breakdown for each year.
 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Year |Number in LA self-contained|Number in LA|Number in|Totals|
| |Accommodation |Hostel |B&Bs | |
|---------+--------------------------------+------------+---------+------|
|2016-2017|70 |39 |18 |127 |
|---------+--------------------------------+------------+---------+------|
|2015-2016|64 |46 |21 |131 |
|---------+--------------------------------+------------+---------+------|
|2014-2015|56 |n/a |35 |91 |
|---------+--------------------------------+------------+---------+------|
|2013-2014|50 |n/a |42 |92 |
|---------+--------------------------------+------------+---------+------|
|2012-2013|51 |n/a |64 |115 |
|---------+--------------------------------+------------+---------+------|
|2011-2012|57 |n/a |57 |114 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Please note, as of 2014-2015 numbers are recorded by each placement rather
than by household. One household may have had more than one placement.
 
2. The number of people in each of the different types of temporary
accommodation after making a homelessness application in each of the past
six years. By 'type of temporary accommodation' I mean hostels, Band Bs,
council properties, private rentals, etc.
Shown above

3. The average length of time people spent in temporary accommodation
after making a homelessness application to the council in each of the past
six years. Please provide a breakdown for each year.
 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| |Average Length of stay in LA|Average length of|Average length|
|  |self-contained (weeks) |stay in LA hostel|of stay in B&B|
| | |(weeks) |(weeks) |
|---------+-----------------------------+-----------------+--------------|
|2016-2017|31.5 |17 |7.5 |
|---------+-----------------------------+-----------------+--------------|
|2015-2016|20 |10 |11 |
|---------+-----------------------------+-----------------+--------------|
|2014-2015|22 |14 |28 |
|---------+-----------------------------+-----------------+--------------|
|2013-2014|40 |n/a |24 |
|---------+-----------------------------+-----------------+--------------|
|2012-2013|34 |n/a |21 |
|---------+-----------------------------+-----------------+--------------|
|2011-2012|36 |n/a |23 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

4. The gross cost to the council of temporary accommodation for people who
made homelessness applications in each of the past six years.
Attached.

5. The gross cost of payments to private companies/private individuals who
provide temporary accommodation for people who made homelessness
applications in each of the past six years. (Eg landlords who own hostels
that are used as temporary accommodation; private companies that run
centres, etc).
FMS system down unable to provide the amounts paid to private companies. 

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Kind regards
Rebecca Macleod - CE

FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [3]http://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 0845 600 70 90 (Extension 211222)

22/10/2017 15:40 - Peter Geoghegan wrote:

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

Dear Freedom of Information Officer,

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act
for information to temporary housing provided the council.

Specifically, I would like the following information:

1. The number of people who have been housed in temporary
accommodation after making a homelessness application in each of the
past six years. Please provide a breakdown for each year.

2. The number of people in each of the different types of temporary
accommodation after making a homelessness application in each of the
past six years. By 'type of temporary accommodation' I mean hostels, B
and Bs, council properties, private rentals, etc. The answer to this
could look something like this:

2011 x in Hostels; y in private rentals, etc

Please provide a breakdown for each year.

3. The average length of time people spent in temporary accommodation
after making a homelessness application to the council in each of the
past six years. Please provide a breakdown for each year.

4. The gross cost to the council of temporary accommodation for people
who made homelessness applications in each of the past six years.

Please provide a breakdown of costs for each year by each type of
accommodation
(2011 £x on Hostels; £y on private rentals, etc.; 2012....)

5. The gross cost of payments to private companies/private individuals who
provide
temporary accommodation for people who made homelessness applications in
each of
the past six years. (Eg landlords who own hostels that are used as
temporary
accommodation; private companies that run centres, etc).

Please provide the names of these private companies/individuals and
details of all
payments made to each over the last six years. (Eg Company X received £x
in 2012,
£y in 2013)

I would like this information in electronic form, preferably as a CSV
file.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify
all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act.

Please let me know you have received this.

If there any problems or you need more information please get in touch.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Geoghegan

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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

1 Attachment

Please see attached.
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Kind regards
Rebecca Macleod - CE

FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [1]http://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 0845 600 70 90 (Extension 211222)

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