Temporary Accommodation Usage (Greenwich Council)

Sandra Brobbey made this Freedom of Information request to Greenwich Borough Council

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Dear Greenwich Council,

I'm doing research on temporary accommodation in Greenwich and would like to obtain some information in regard to the questions and queries listed below. Would Greenwich Council's housing team (or the department responsible for managing this information) be able to provide this data?

Yours faithfully,
Sandra Brobbey

How many families (or parent couples) with at least one child registered for temporary accommodation in Greenwich during the following years:
o 2012-13
o 2013-14
o 2014/15
o 2015/16
o 2016/17

How many families (or parent couples) with at least two children registered for temporary accommodation during the following years?
o 2012-13
o 2013-14
o 2014/15
o 2015/16
o 2016/17

How many loan parents with at least one child registered for temporary accommodation in Lambeth?
o 2012-13
o 2013-14
o 2014/15
o 2015/16
o 2016/17

How many single parents with at least two children registered for temporary accommodation in Greenwich during the following years?
o 2012-13
o 2013-14
o 2014/15
o 2015/16
o 2016/17

What time of the year did the Council receive its highest number of applications for temporary accommodation during the following years?
o 2012-13
o 2013-14
o 2014/15
o 2015/16
o 2016/17

How many young people aged 17 to 19 registered for temporary accommodation in Greenwich during the following years?
o 2012-13
o 2013-14
o 2014/15
o 2015/16
o 2016/17

How many 17-19 year-old care leavers registered for temporary accommodation in Greenwich during the following years:
o 2012-13
o 2013-14
o 2014/15
o 2015/16
o 2016/17

How many referrals did Greenwich Council make to local hostels for solo individuals who reported themselves as homeless during the each of the following years?
o 2012-13
o 2013-14
o 2014/15
o 2015/16
o 2016/17

How many referrals did Greenwich Council make to local hostels for lone parents who reported themselves as homeless during the each of the following years?
o 2012-13
o 2013-14
o 2014/15
o 2015/16
o 2016/17

How many referrals did Greenwich Council make to local hostels for families who reported themselves as homeless during the each of the following years?
o 2012-13
o 2013-14
o 2014/15
o 2015/16
o 2016/17

How many cases of rough sleeping or numbers of rough sleepers on the streets of Greenwich were reported to the council during each of the following years?
o 2012-13
o 2013-14
o 2014/15
o 2015/16
o 2016/17

How many rough sleepers on Greenwich streets were placed in emergency accommodation or a hostel or refuge during the following years?
o 2012-13
o 2013-14
o 2014/15
o 2015/16
o 2016/17

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Brobbey

Freedom of Information request: FOI-16210

Thank you for your request dated 17 June 2018

Your request will be answered by 16 July 2018

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Jago
Head of Corporate Services
Corporate Services
Directorate of Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 5044
 Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Brobbey

Freedom of Information request: FOI-16210

Thank you for your request dated 17 June 2018

Our response is as follows:

How many families (or parent couples) with at least one child registered for temporary accommodation in Greenwich during the following years:

The Royal Borough Greenwich do not register households for temporary accommodation, they are placed in emergency accommodation if they meet the required criteria following an assessment of their circumstances and needs. The number of placements for families with at least one child during the years specified is as follows:

2012-13 - 106
2013-14 - 182
2014/15 - 220
2015/16 - 304
2016/17 - 302


How many families (or parent couples) with at least two children registered for temporary accommodation during the following years?

The number of placements for families with at least two children during the years specified is as follows:

2012-13 - 57
2013-14 - 101
2014/15 - 145
2015/16 - 190
2016/17 - 186


How many loan parents with at least one child registered for temporary accommodation in Lambeth?

It is presumed that the question contains a typo and should read Greenwich and not Lambeth. The number of placements for lone parents with at least one child during the years specified is as follows:

2012-13 - 353
2013-14 - 359
2014/15 - 529
2015/16 - 586
2016/17 - 637


How many single parents with at least two children registered for temporary accommodation in Greenwich during the following years?

The number of placements for single parents with at least two children during the years specified is as follows:

2012-13 - 138
2013-14 - 161
2014/15 - 234
2015/16 - 282
2016/17 - 321


What time of the year did the Council receive its highest number of applications for temporary accommodation during the following years?

The months in which the highest number of placements were made during the years specified is as follows:

2012-13 - June
2013-14 - January
2014/15 - March
2015/16 - September
2016/17 - January


How many young people aged 17 to 19 registered for temporary accommodation in Greenwich during the following years?

The number of placements for single young people aged 17 to 19 during the years specified is as follows:

2012-13 - 25
2013-14 - 10
2014/15 - 7
2015/16 - 2
2016/17 - 12


How many 17-19 year-old care leavers registered for temporary accommodation in Greenwich during the following years:

The number of placements for care leavers aged 17 to 19 during the years specified is as follows. Please note that due to a change in the way data was collected we do not hold records for 2012/13.

2012-13 - Not applicable
2013-14 - 2
2014/15 - 1
2015/16 - 1
2016/17 - 3


How many referrals did Greenwich Council make to local hostels for solo individuals who reported themselves as homeless during the each of the following years?

2012-13
2013-14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17

There are no local hostels for solo individuals within Greenwich, therefore the Royal Borough of Greenwich has not made any referrals in the years specified.


How many referrals did Greenwich Council make to local hostels for lone parents who reported themselves as homeless during the each of the following years?

2012-13
2013-14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17

There are no local hostels for lone parents within Greenwich, therefore the Royal Borough of Greenwich has not made any referrals in the years specified.


How many referrals did Greenwich Council make to local hostels for families who reported themselves as homeless during the each of the following years?

2012-13
2013-14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17

There are no local hostels for families within Greenwich, therefore the Royal Borough of Greenwich have not made any referrals in the years specified.


How many cases of rough sleeping or numbers of rough sleepers on the streets of Greenwich were reported to the council during each of the following years?

The information in relation to rough sleepers is gathered from the CHAIN database. CHAIN is a multi agency database funded by the Mayor of London. The number of rough sleepers reported in Greenwich during the years specified is as follows.

2012-13 - 56
2013-14 - 64
2014/15 - 99
2015/16 - 110
2016/17 - 91

How many rough sleepers on Greenwich streets were placed in emergency accommodation or a hostel or refuge during the following years?

The number of placements for rough sleepers in to emergency accommodation during the years specified is as follows. Please note that due to a change in the way data was collected we do not hold records for 2012/13.

2012-13 - Not applicable
2013-14 - 3
2014/15 - 13
2015/16 - 12
2016/17 - 22

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Yours sincerely,

Jackie Jago
Head of Corporate Services
Corporate Services
Directorate of Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich

 020 8921 5044
 Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW
 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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