Freedom of information response

Reconnection for Homeless

Publication date: 
Thursday 13 June 2019
Request: 

1. In relation to the way that you deal with homeless people in your area do you have a budget for “reconnection”, whereby you will pay for homeless people to get on their feet so to speak and will pay for their travel costs back to a place where they feel they have a connection with and will be better cared for? If so what was the budget attributed to “Reconnection” in the 2018-19 financial year?

2. In 2018-19 how many homeless individuals did you provide funding for so that they could travel away from your area to a place of their choice which was inside the UK?

3. In relation to the three most expensive travel tickets within the UK please state the cost of the travel ticket and the destination.

4. In 2018-19 how many homeless individuals did you provide funding for so that they could travel away from your area to a place of their choice which was outside of the UK? Please provide a list of countries and the numbers that were provided with a ticket to each country?

5. For the three most expensive travel tickets outside of the UK please state the cost of the travel ticket and the destination?

Response: 

1.    No we do not have a budget. But would consider reconnection as part of our duty to prevent/relief homelessness

2.    There is no data currently held on area of choice

3.    N/A

4.    None

5.    N/A

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Request reference:
FOI 9036