Youth homelessness prevention

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Dear Copeland Borough Council,

Please could you provide me with information on the following:

1. What percentage of all new homelessness applications are being collected and reported in accordance with the new H-CLIC data requirement (Homelessness Case Level Collection) since 3rd April 2018?

a. If not all requirements are being met, what information is being collected on homelessness applications and how is this being reported to MHCLG?
b. What percentage of legacy cases are being reported through H-CLIC since 3rd April 2018?

The H-CLIC data requirements can be found here.

2. What percentage of homelessness prevention spending is spent on:

a. Advice and information
b. Early identification
c. Pre-crisis intervention
d. Preventing recurring homelessness
e. Other
f. Total spend
Definitions can be found in Government’s Code of Guidance.

3. Does the local authority monitor adherence to and judge the effectiveness of its homelessness strategy?
a. If so, how?

4. Has any training, or advice, been provided to other public services with a duty to refer following the Homelessness Reduction Act?

a. If so, what?
b. Is there different advice for different services?
c. If not, are there plans in place to provide training or advice?

5. Are there any data sharing agreements within the local authority, or with other local authorities, that aim to prevent homelessness?

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request. I would prefer to receive the information electronically.

I would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this request. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Best wishes,

Yours faithfully,

Imogen Farhan

info@copeland.gov.uk, Copeland Borough Council

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From: Imogen Farhan <[FOI #535198 email]>
Date: Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:51:22
To: FOI requests at Copeland Borough Council <[Copeland Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Youth homelessness prevention
Dear Copeland Borough Council,

Please could you provide me with information on the following:

1. What percentage of all new homelessness applications are being
collected and reported in accordance with the new H-CLIC data requirement
(Homelessness Case Level Collection) since 3rd April 2018?

a. If not all requirements are being met, what information is being
collected on homelessness applications and how is this being reported to
MHCLG?
b. What percentage of legacy cases are being reported through H-CLIC since
3rd April 2018?

The H-CLIC data requirements can be found here.

2. What percentage of homelessness prevention spending is spent on:

a. Advice and information
b. Early identification
c. Pre-crisis intervention
d. Preventing recurring homelessness
e. Other
f. Total spend
Definitions can be found in Government’s Code of Guidance.

3. Does the local authority monitor adherence to and judge the
effectiveness of its homelessness strategy?
a. If so, how?

4. Has any training, or advice, been provided to other public services
with a duty to refer following the Homelessness Reduction Act?

a. If so, what?
b. Is there different advice for different services?
c. If not, are there plans in place to provide training or advice?

5. Are there any data sharing agreements within the local authority, or
with other local authorities, that aim to prevent homelessness?

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be
very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request. I
would prefer to receive the information electronically.

I would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this request.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Best wishes,

Yours faithfully,

Imogen Farhan

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Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear Ms Farhan,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Request for Information under the Freedom of
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Yours sincerely

 

 

Cliff Walker

Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

Copeland Borough Council

 

Tel: 01946 59 8529

Email: [2][email address]

 

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street,
Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303.
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Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Youth homelessness
prevention

 

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20 days after receiving your request.

 

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From: Imogen Farhan <[10][FOI #535198 email]>
Date: Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:51:22
To: FOI requests at Copeland Borough Council <[11][Copeland Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Youth homelessness prevention

Dear Copeland Borough Council,

Please could you provide me with information on the following:

1. What percentage of all new homelessness applications are being
collected and reported in accordance with the new H-CLIC data requirement
(Homelessness Case Level Collection) since 3rd April 2018?

a. If not all requirements are being met, what information is being
collected on homelessness applications and how is this being reported to
MHCLG?
b. What percentage of legacy cases are being reported through H-CLIC since
3rd April 2018?

The H-CLIC data requirements can be found here.

2. What percentage of homelessness prevention spending is spent on:

a. Advice and information
b. Early identification
c. Pre-crisis intervention
d. Preventing recurring homelessness
e. Other
f. Total spend
Definitions can be found in Government’s Code of Guidance.

3. Does the local authority monitor adherence to and judge the
effectiveness of its homelessness strategy?
a. If so, how?

4. Has any training, or advice, been provided to other public services
with a duty to refer following the Homelessness Reduction Act?

a. If so, what?
b. Is there different advice for different services?
c. If not, are there plans in place to provide training or advice?

5. Are there any data sharing agreements within the local authority, or
with other local authorities, that aim to prevent homelessness?

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be
very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request. I
would prefer to receive the information electronically.

I would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this request.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Best wishes,

Yours faithfully,

Imogen Farhan

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Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear Ms Farhan,

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding Youth homelessness
prevention

 

I can advise that the information requested is as follows:

 

 1. 100% of all case level entries are recorded on HCLIC

 a. N/A
 b. All legacy cases were uploaded onto P1E in Q1 & Q2

 2. Unable to give breakdown – Total cost to date of the prevention fund
is approx. £22k
 3. The Homeless Strategy is monitored and reviewed on trends and demands
in the area and through case level data.
 4. Briefings were made to the main referrers and an email was sent with
the link to our back office system, all briefings covered the same
points
 5. We have a domestic abuse project that is county wide and we also have
close links with the local hostels and HUBs. We have a joint young
person’s protocol and a hospital discharge protocol. We are currently
in the process of contacting prisons to prevent them presenting from
prison.

 

I hope this is the information you require, but do not hesitate to contact
me if you wish to clarify anything further.

 

The Council makes every effort to make sure that the services it provides
are as efficient and effective as possible, and this includes any requests
under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

If you believe that your request has not been dealt with satisfactorily
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Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Enquiry/Information Line: 01625 545 745

For more information: [1]https://ico.org.uk/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Cliff Walker

Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

Copeland Borough Council

 

Tel: 01946 59 8529

Email: [2][email address]

 

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street,
Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303.
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From: Imogen Farhan
Date: Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:51:22
To: FOI requests at Copeland Borough Council
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Youth homelessness prevention

Dear Copeland Borough Council,

Please could you provide me with information on the following:

1. What percentage of all new homelessness applications are being
collected and reported in accordance with the new H-CLIC data requirement
(Homelessness Case Level Collection) since 3rd April 2018?

a. If not all requirements are being met, what information is being
collected on homelessness applications and how is this being reported to
MHCLG?
b. What percentage of legacy cases are being reported through H-CLIC since
3rd April 2018?

The H-CLIC data requirements can be found here.

2. What percentage of homelessness prevention spending is spent on:

a. Advice and information
b. Early identification
c. Pre-crisis intervention
d. Preventing recurring homelessness
e. Other
f. Total spend
Definitions can be found in Government’s Code of Guidance.

3. Does the local authority monitor adherence to and judge the
effectiveness of its homelessness strategy?
a. If so, how?

4. Has any training, or advice, been provided to other public services
with a duty to refer following the Homelessness Reduction Act?

a. If so, what?
b. Is there different advice for different services?
c. If not, are there plans in place to provide training or advice?

5. Are there any data sharing agreements within the local authority, or
with other local authorities, that aim to prevent homelessness?

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be
very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request. I
would prefer to receive the information electronically.

I would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this request.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Best wishes,

Yours faithfully,

Imogen Farhan

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