FOI request (FOI-89599909)
Bed and Breakfast
Requested Wed 26 September 2018
Responded Wed 31 October 2018
I am writing to request information through the Freedom of Information Act (2000) regarding the Bed & Breakfast population within your local authority. My request covers the following:
The total number of households claiming Housing Benefit from a Bed and Breakfast*, and/or other accommodation with board and lodgings, in the following financial years (only include those not owed a statutory duty but living in a B&B i.e. NOT placed by Housing Options):
The total number of households placed in Bed and Breakfast*, and/or other accommodation with board and lodgings, through homeless placement teams in the following financial years (those owed a statutory duty and were placed in a B&B by Housing Options):
(* We assume that these Bed and Breakfast properties are owned, and/or managed by private landlords)
If your response to the above questions is '0' please clearly explain your reasoning for this.
Please clearly indicate in your response which numbers correspond to which group of B&B residents, i.e. if they are private households living in B&B or if the household has been placed by the local authority's Housing Options team as part of homelessness. If you cannot differentiate between the two groups please indicate this in your response.
If resources do not allow you to report on both financial years, please return data from 2017/2018. If you cannot report on the total annual figure, please provide snapshots of figures on 1st of each month (or closest to) for the corresponding years.
Q1 - Zero, our placements are all through Housing Options.
Q2 - A) 2016-2017 - 87 Households B) 2017-2018 - 403 Households to date.
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