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Budgets -- homelessness

Request Description

My request is as follows:

* Please disclose the budget allocated to deal with rough sleeping in your area for each of the last five years;

* Please disclose the budget allocated to deal with homelessness in your area for each of the last five years;

* Please disclose the number of places in shelters/hostels etc for the homeless in your area for each of the last five years;

* Please provide the number - or estimate - of homeless people in your area for each of the last five years;

* Please provide the number - or estimate - of people sleeping rough in your area for each of the last five years.

 

Request Date19 October 2016
Requested byIndividual
Released Date    

19 October 2016       

Response

Please disclose the budget allocated to deal with rough sleeping in your area for each of the last five years; We do not have a specific rough sleeping budget

* Please disclose the budget allocated to deal with homelessness in your area for each of the last five years; We do not have a specific homeless budget.   We have a housing options services budget,  which includes the homeless service and functions.  However as homelessness is a statutory function we do not have a fixed budget for the profusion of a homeless service for after which services are withdrawn or not offered.

* Please disclose the number of places in shelters/hostels etc for the homeless in your area for each of the last five years; We do not have a homeless shelter in the district.  East Herts Council owns and manages a hostel for applicants that make a homeless presentation to the council and we have reason to believe they are in priority need and require temporary accommodation.  The hostel has 12 with self contained one and studio flats.  The hostel has been operational for at least the last 5 years.   

* Please provide the number - or estimate - of homeless people in your area for each of the last five years;

2011/12  presentations: 99     Acceptances: 40

2012/13 presentations: 80     Acceptances 35

2013/14  presentations: 69     Acceptances 33

2014/15  presentations:  99    Acceptances 49

2015/16  presentations: 113     Acceptances 71

* Please provide the number - or estimate - of people sleeping rough in your area for each of the last five years.

2011 - 4

2012 - 4

2013 - 2

2014 - 5

2015 - 5

 Refused

    

Refusal