1. How many pregnant women have registered with your local authority as being in need of temporary or supported accommodation in the last five calendar years (2015,2016,2017,2018,2019)? Please break this down by year and say how long they waited for accommodation and where they were placed (eg hostel/ B&B/ emergency shelter etc)
2. Do you ask for proof of pregnancy and, if so, how? Please provide any information you have on this.
In issuing our response the Council has applied S21 of the Freedom of Information Act.
This means that the information you have requested is already available elsewhere so is therefore exempt from disclosure.
Information pertaining to Pregnant women in temporary accommodation for years 2015,2016,2017 is in the public domain and can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness
|Nightly lets (Shared/self-contained temporary accommodation||2||1||2||4||1||1||2||1||1||2||1||1||1||1||21|
|Number placed in temporary accommodation||2||1||2||4||2||1||2||1||1||2||1||5||2||1||27|
The average waiting time for being placed into temporary accommodation is 106 days or 2.5 months.
Yes, pregnancy is confirmed on supply of maternity certificate MATB1 form. This cannot be supplied as this is confidential information and is part of exclusion as the client can be identified.
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