Dear Sheffield City Council,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like the following information for each of the last two years, that is, for the period 2015-2017, broken down into annual datasets:

1. The total number of homeless people, at the age of 25 years old and under, with each age broken down further
2. The number of young people (at the age of 25 and under) who have been re-housed due to being homeless
3. The average waiting time for homeless youth (25 and under) to be re-housed and reasons for re-housing and not re-housing certain applicants

I would also like your definition of homelessness please.

I would be grateful if you could give me advice and assistance under Section 16 of the Act to ensure my request stays within the cost limit for the provision of free information or if I need to amend it to gain this type of information.

Please advise me if the information requested is already in the public domain, and if so where I can find it.

I would appreciate confirmation that have you received my request.

Yours faithfully,

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

FOI, Sheffield City Council

Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI /3741
 
Dear Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Youth
Homelessness Figures which we received on 17/03/2017.
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to you within
20 working days, therefore, you should expect to hear a response from us
by 18/04/2017.
 
In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact us on the number
below.
 
Thank you.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 8 West Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 20 53478
E-mail : [1][Sheffield City Council request email]
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From: Jasmine [[2]mailto:[FOI #395660 email]]
Sent: 17 March 2017 13:58
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Youth Homelessness Figures
 
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
 
I would like the following information for each of the last two years,
that is, for the period 2015-2017, broken down into annual datasets:
 
1. The total number of homeless people, at the age of 25 years old and
under, with each age broken down further 2. The number of young people (at
the age of 25 and under) who have been re-housed due to being homeless 3.
The average waiting time for homeless youth (25 and under) to be re-housed
and reasons for re-housing and not re-housing certain applicants
 
I would also like your definition of homelessness please.
 
I would be grateful if you could give me advice and assistance under
Section 16 of the Act to ensure my request stays within the cost limit for
the provision of free information or if I need to amend it to gain this
type of information.
 
Please advise me if the information requested is already in the public
domain, and if so where I can find it.
 
I would appreciate confirmation that have you received my request.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou
 
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FOI, Sheffield City Council

Dear Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou
 
Re: Freedom of Information Request – Reference FOI3741
 
Thank you for your recent request for information regarding Youth
Homelessness Figures, which we received on 17^th March 2017.
 
Please find below, Sheffield City Council’s response to your request:
 
I would like the following information for each of the last two years,
that is, for the period 2015-2017, broken down into annual datasets:
 
1. The total number of homeless people, at the age of 25 years old and
under, with each age broken down further
 
 

Age 2015 2016 2017 All
16 2     2
17 4 1   5
18 12 10   22
19 10 8 3 21
20 26 18 3 47
21 22 11 3 36
22 20 16   36
23 19 17 6 42
24 16 19 8 43
25 13 18 9 40
All 144 118 32 294

 
Please note that this is the number of young people who were found to be
homeless and whom the council had a full duty towards.
2017 data is to 28/03/17.
 
2. The number of young people (at the age of 25 and under) who have been
re-housed due to being homeless
All of the above young people were rehoused and accommodated by the
Council whilst waiting for permanent accommodation.
 
3. The average waiting time for homeless youth (25 and under) to be
re-housed and reasons for re-housing and not re-housing certain applicants
Every young person who was found to be statutorily homeless, in priority
need and not intentionally homeless would be re-housed.  Our target is to
rehouse any person to whom we have a full duty towards within 12 weeks,
and this is rarely exceeded. 
 
If the council does not have a statutory duty to accommodate a person then
we will offer them advice and assistance, and they may join the housing
register and ultimately be re-housed within council accommodation but we
will not accommodate them in the meantime.  It is impossible for us to
give a quantified average for those we do not accommodate because we are
unable to track all of these individuals from initial presentation to when
they are re-housed (as this could be in any form accommodation.)
 
I would also like your definition of homelessness please.
Homeless for the above is as defined in the “Statutory Homelessness”
section of government guidance.
[1]https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homelessness...
 
 
I hope the information we have provided is of help to your enquiries.  If
you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact us.
 
If you are unhappy with the response you have received in relation to your
request, you are entitled to have this reviewed.  You can ask for an
internal review by either writing to the above address or by emailing
[2][Sheffield City Council request email].
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you
can contact the Information Commissioners Office. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, telephone 0303 123
1113, or for further details see their website [3]www.ico.org.uk
 
Yours sincerely,
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 8 West Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 20 53478
E-mail : [4][Sheffield City Council request email]
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Dear FOI,
Please can you clarify some of the figures as upon looking at the numbers in more detail, it's not completely clear which numbers are for which column.

Yours sincerely,

Jasmine

FOI, Sheffield City Council

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Dear Jasmine,

Apologies that the table in our initial response did not sync well with the whatdotheyknow site; I have attached again in pdf format which will hopefully come through without issue.

Any problems please do come back to us.

Kind regards

Mark

Mark Knight
Information Management Officer
Information Management
Business Change & Information Solutions (BCIS)
Sheffield City Council
PO Box 1283 Sheffield S1 1UJ
www.sheffield.gov.uk

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