The £700 to £2500 pp pw HMO "semi independent living", "drug-free" Housing Benefit youth hostels.

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please could you state:
1. How many times the hostels for 16-24 years have called an ambulance for a drugs OD?

2. What is the average cost of a charity run care hostel?

3. How many hostels do you have on your books?

4. How much money you paid out from April 2017 to April 2018 in total for the above hostels?

5. How many young people live in these "semi-independent living" hostels?

6. How many hostels claim to be "drugs free"?

7. How many young people go into adult rehab from these hostels?

8. Is commission paid to the Councils for commissioning the allegedly "charity" run Hostels?

9. How many times young people go missing from these hostels?

10. How many times the Police get called out to these hostels?

11. What is the average length of stay per hostel? Is it 6 months?

12. How many youths in the hostels have a GP or dentist outside the borough, within 2 months of their residency?

13. Are any qualifications needed to be a key worker? Will gas engineers do?

14. How many times have young people got arrested from the Hostels?

Yours faithfully,
Oriel Hutchinson

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