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F15/223

Homelessness Data

Request Description

On behalf of YMCA England, I would like to make a request for the following data for East Hertfordshire under the Freedom of Information Act to support a piece of research we are carrying out nationally on youth homelessness.

The specific data I am looking for and hope you can help with is detailed below:

1.   Decisions taken by your local authority under the 1996 Housing Act on applications from eligible households

„  Age range:

o   All (total)

o   16-17 year olds

o   18-21 year olds

o   18-24 year olds

„  Time series:

o   1998 - 2014

„  Data sets:

o   Unintentionally homeless and in priority need (acceptances)

o   Intentionally homeless and in priority need

o   Homeless but not in priority need

o   Not homeless

„  Data type:

o   Numeric totals for each of the age ranges

2.   Reason for acceptance: Households accepted by your local authority as owed a main homelessness duty by priority need category

„  Age range:

o   All (total)

o   16-17 year olds

o   18-21 year olds

o   18-24 year olds

„  Time series:

o   1998 - 2014

„  Data sets:

o   Total number of households accepted

o   Households with dependent children

o   Household member pregnant

o   Household member vulnerable through: Old age, Physical disability, Mental illness, Young person, Domestic violence, Other

o   Homeless in emergency

„  Data type:

o   Numeric totals for each of the age ranges

3.   Reason for loss of last settled home: Households accepted by your local authority as owed a main homelessness duty by reason for loss of last settled home

„  Age range:

o   All (total)

o   16-17 year olds

o   18-21 year olds

o   18-24 year olds

„  Time series:

o   1998 - 2014

„  Data sets:

o   Total number of households accepted

o   Relatives/friends no longer able or willing to provide accommodation; Parents, Other

o   Relationship breakdown with partner; Violent, Other

o   Mortgage arrears (repossession or other loss of home)

o   Rent arrears

o   End of assured shorthold tenancy

o   Loss of other rented or tied housing

o   Other reasons

„  Data type:

o   Numeric totals for each of the age ranges

4.   Type of temporary accommodation: Households in temporary accommodation by type of accommodation, and cases where duty owed but no accommodation has been secured at the end of each quarter

„  Age range:

o   All (total)

o   16-17 year olds

o   18-21 year olds

o   18-24 year olds

„  Time series:

o   Q1 1998 - Q4 2014

„  Data sets:

o   Total in temporary accommodation

o   Total in bed and breakfast hotels

o   Hostels (including women's refuges)

o   Local Authority or Housing Association (LA/HA) stock

o   Leased from the Private Sector by an LA or HA

o   Other Private Sector accommodation (including private landlord)

o   Of which: in temporary accommodation in another local authority district

o   Duty owed, no accommodation secured; A main duty accepted

„  Data type:

o   Numeric totals for each of the age ranges

Request Date28 April 2015
Requested byOrganisation
Released Date  

18 May 2015               

Response

Please find attached a spreadsheet (downloads section below) for the questions 1,2 and 3 broken down by the age ranges requested.  The Council only has data available to it for the years 2014/15 to 2006/07.  The Council's Homeless Service was managed externally prior to this under contract and the data is not available in the format requested.   The information requested for Q4 is available on the DCLG website as this is the information forwarded quarterly by each local authority as part of the quarterly government data collection requirements.  The website address is:  GOV.UK - Live tables on Homelessness

 

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