FOI Request - Homelessness

Request 101000367329

May I request the following information, which relates to statutory homeless individuals and households within Moray Council ?

1.  What are the number of individuals and statutory homeless households that have presented themselves to your services within Moray Council? Please give an annual figure for each for the last 5 years where records are available.

2.  How many of these individuals and households were housed within social housing owned by the council, and how many had to be housed in privately-owned accommodation paid for by the council?

3.   How many of these individuals and households were offered temporary accommodation within your authority and how many had to be housed elsewhere? Once again, please give figures for the last 5 years.

4.     How much money was spent in each year by Moray Council  on temporary housing for the statutorily homeless broken down by cost type?

o    The anticipated cost types are Private Licence Agreement, Bed and Breakfast, Non Secure Tenancies (Council & RSL owned), Rent - Bad Debt, Property Dilapidation, Client Storage and Furniture. However any additional breakdown of cost available would be greatly appreciated.

Response 11-09-2015

1.  This information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, as it is already published by the Scottish Government. For ease the information can be found here http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/RefTables/PublicationTables2014-15

File: 2014-15 Homelessness Statistics-Publication Tables [XLS, 510.0 kb. published 26 June 2015]

Tab: Table1b

2.  This information is also exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 as published by the Scottish Government.  For ease the information can be found here http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/Lettings

Tab: tsHomelessLetsFinYr  

As 14/15 details are yet to be published by the Scottish Government we have included all details as follows.

Of the cases closed in each financial year:

10/11    11/12    12/13        13/14      14/15
183         180        229          181         197

We do not use privately-owned accommodation paid for by the council.

3.  

We do not provide temporary accommodation out with the Moray area (housed elsewhere).
The following table provides the total number of New Tenants moving into temporary accommodation. (This does not include movements between temporary accommodation or households who do not take up the offer of temporary accommodation)


10/11       11/12        12/13        13/14         14/15
426             395          436           417           418

Since 2013/14 we complete an annual return on the charter (ARC) for The Scottish Housing Regulator.  
One of the charter indicators monitors the proportion of households requiring temporary accommodation to whom an offer was made.  The results for Moray are shown below.
13/14      14/15
100%      100%

4 and 5

We have provided a breakdown of costs for questions 4 and 5 here.

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