Freedom of information response

Temporary Accommodation

Publication date: 
Monday 21 October 2019
Request: 

1. What was the number of people in temporary accommodation organised by the council in each of the years from 2010-2018?

2. How many of those in temporary accommodation were children in each of the years from 2010 to 2018?

3. How many of those in temporary accommodation were children in each of the years from 2010-2018?

4. What was the average length of time a family spent in temporary accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018?

5. How many people were placed in B&B accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018?

6. How many people were given temporary accommodation outside of the council area in each of the years from 2010-2018?

7. How many children were given temporary accommodation outside the council area in each of the years from 2010-2018?

8. What is the average cost per night paid by the council for temporary accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018?

Response: 

Question 1 - 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. The information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness

Question 2 - 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. The information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness

Question 3 - 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. The information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness

Question 4 -

  2017 (Only have Oct-Dec) 2018 (Jan-Dec)
What was the average length of time a family spent in temporary accommodation in each of the years from 2010-2018? 218 days from start of first TA placement until either end of final placement OR 31st Dec 2018 161 days from start of first TA placement until either end of final placement OR 31st Dec 2018

Question 5 - 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. The information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness

Question 6 & 7 -

  2017 (Only have Oct-Dec) 2018 (Jan-Dec)
How many people were given temporary accommodation outside of the council area in each of the years from 2010-2018?   84 people 284 people
How many children were given temporary accommodation outside the council area in each of the years from 2010-2018? 34 children 155 children

Question 8 - 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. The information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness

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Request reference:
FOI 9437