WORC - Housing Rights - EEA Family

Wayne Pearsall made this Freedom of Information request to Worcester City Council

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Dear Worcester City Council,

Please can you provide me with a copy of information you store which outlines the elegibility of a person who's status in the UK stands as "Family Member of an EEA National" within the meaning of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 to receive housing assistance.

Please note I am interested in family members of EEA Nationals who hold the status of "Worker" / "Self Employed" and not "Self Sufficient" or "Job Seeker".

Please provide the following information:

Elegibility to apply for housing in their own right.

Elegibility to be named on tenancy agreements

Elegibility to receive homeless assistance

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

FOI, Worcester City Council

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Dear Mr Pearsall

 

Please see the attached acknowledgement letter re your Freedom of
Information request sent to Worcester City Council.

 

Thank you

Lesley

_____________________________________

Freedom of Information Team

Worcester City Council

 

address:  Orchard House Complex, Farrier Street, Worcester WR1 3BB

email:  [1][Worcester City Council request email]

 

 

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Nicola Stevens,

Dear Mr Pearsall

 

Thank you for your request for information which was received by this
office on 24 June 2014.

 

Your request is being considered and we will contact you as soon as we can
and not later than 20 working days following the date on which your
request was received. That means we will respond to you no later than 21
July 2014.

 

The Freedom of Information Act defines a number of exemptions, which may
prevent release of some or all of the information you have asked for. If
this is the case we will write to advise you and also inform you of your
rights of appeal.

 

In some circumstances we may make a charge for this information. This will
be considered and we will tell you if a fee is payable. If a fee is
payable, it must be paid before the information is processed and released.
The 20 working day time limit allowed for our response will be suspended
until receipt of the payment. Payment must be made within three months.

 

 

Nicola Stevens

PA/Management Secretary

Policy & Governance

 

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FOI, Worcester City Council

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Dear Mr Pearsall

 

Please see the attached information supplied letter re your Freedom of
Information request sent to Worcester City Council.

 

Thank you

Lesley

_____________________________________

Freedom of Information Team

Worcester City Council

 

address:  Orchard House Complex, Farrier Street, Worcester WR1 3BB

email:  [1][Worcester City Council request email]

 

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Dear FOI,

RE: 6240774

I am greatful for you directing myself to the housing rights website. However, I am unsure as to where I find the information.

In line with Sec. 16 of the act, could you please provide assistance and highlight the specific pages of where I would find this information?

The "Housing Advice Team" at Stratford on Avon District Council also appear to be unable to find the information - therefore, as I do not deal with this matter on a daily basis, unlike the Housing Advice Team, I am sure you could understand that I would appreciate that little bit more help.

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Pearsall

FOI, Worcester City Council

Dear Mr Pearsall

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 9 July 2014.

 

Please see the following link below and hope that it answers your query:

 

[1]http://www.housing-rights.info/02_6_EEA_...

 

Any problems, please let us know.

 

Thank you

Lesley

_____________________________________

Freedom of Information Team

Worcester City Council

 

address:  Orchard House Complex, Farrier Street, Worcester WR1 3BB

email:  [2][Worcester City Council request email]

 

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Nicola Stevens,

Dear Mr Pearsall

 

Further to your request detailed below - Our housing officer has broken
down your request and supplied you with as much information as we can.

 

I trust that you are satisfied with our response to your request.

 

If you wish to make a complaint about the handling of your enquiry, you
should write to Mr John Williams, Head of Policy and Governance, Malvern
Hills District Council, The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcs.
WR14 3AF.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

 

Nicola Stevens

PA/Management Secretary

Policy & Governance

 

 

 

23/06/2014         3213669              0000               
6240260                20/06/2014         eMail Query:  Freedom of
Information request - Malvern - EEA Family Member HousingRights   Dear
Malvern Hills District Council, Please can you provide me with a copy of
information you store which outlines the elegibility of a person who's
status in the UK stands as "Family Member of an EEA National" within the
meaning of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 to
receive housing assistance. Please note I am interested in family members
of EEA Nationals who hold the status of "Worker" / "Self Employed" and not
"Self Sufficient" or "Job Seeker". Please provide the following
information: Elegibility to apply for housing in their own right.
Elegibility to be named on tenancy agreements Elegibility to receive
homeless assistance Yours faithfully, Wayne Pearsall

 

i)                    a copy of information you store which outlines the
elegibility of a person who's status in the UK stands as "Family Member of
an EEA National" within the meaning of the Immigration (European Economic
Area) Regulations 2006 to receive housing assistance.

Answer: A definition of eligibility to receive housing assistance can be
found in the relevant legislation, it is not information which the Council
stores.

 

ii)                  family members of EEA Nationals who hold the status
of "Worker" / "Self Employed" and not "Self Sufficient" or "Job Seeker".
Please provide the following information:

 

Elegibility to apply for housing in their own right.

There may be family members of EEA Nationals who hold the status of
"Worker" / "Self Employed" who are currently registered as applicants on
Home Choice Plus, but it is not possible to identify them. Data is held
for applicants, not for family members.

Elegibility to be named on tenancy agreements

Answer: This information could only be deduced by analysing all lettings
made in a particular period. The enquiry does not specify a period for
analysis. Due to the form in which lettings data is recorded, extensive
further analysis of our records would be required to identify any lettings
made to EEA nationals who hold the status of "Worker" / "Self Employed".
Data is held for tenants, not for family members.

Elegibility to receive homeless assistance.

Answer: The enquiry does not specify a period for analysis. Due to the
form in which homelessness data is recorded, extensive further analysis of
our records would be required to identify EEA nationals who hold the
status of "Worker" / "Self Employed". Data is held on applicants, not
family members.

 

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Dear Worcester City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Worcester City Council's handling of my FOI request 'WORC - Housing Rights - EEA Family'.

6240774

Sorry. You've still not responded to my request correctly. I suggest your authority review my same request to Birmingham City council

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

again. I am certain you hold information in regards to this matter.

At the very least you would hold the government guidance code of practice for homelessness 1996 which is certainly relevant information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

FOI, Worcester City Council

Dear Mr Pearsall,

Please accept this email as confirmation your wish for an internal review of Freedom of Information Act request 6240774 has been received and a response will be provided by Friday 22 August 2014.

Kind Regards
Fiona McArthur
________________________________
Freedom of Information Team
Worcester City Council
Orchard House Complex, Farrier Street, Worcester, WR1 3BB
01905 722233

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Nicola Stevens,

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Further to your recent request I can confirm you were sent a response on
18.7.14

 

Nicola Stevens

PA/Management Secretary

Policy & Governance

 

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FOI, Worcester City Council

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Dear Mr Pearsall

 

Please see the attached response letter re your internal review request
sent to Worcester City Council.

 

Thank you

Lesley

_____________________________________

Freedom of Information Team

Worcester City Council

 

address:  Orchard House Complex, Farrier Street, Worcester WR1 3BB

email:  [1][Worcester City Council request email]

 

 

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