FOI Request Temporary Accommodation (2)

Request 101001609016

1. The number of people who have been housed in temporary accommodation after making a homelessness application in each of the past six years. Please provide a breakdown for each year.
2. The number of people in each of the different types of temporary accommodation after making a homelessness application in each of the past six years. By 'type of temporary accommodation' I mean hostels, B and Bs, council properties, private rentals, etc. The answer to this could look something like this:
2011 x in Hostels; y in private rentals, etc
Please provide a breakdown for each year.
3. The average length of time people spent in temporary accommodation after making a homelessness application to the council in each of the past six years. Please provide a breakdown for each year.
4. The gross cost to the council of temporary accommodation for people who made homelessness applications in each of the past six years.
Please provide a breakdown of costs for each year by each type of accommodation (2011 £x on Hostels; £y on private rentals, etc.; 2012....)
5. The gross cost of payments to private companies/private individuals who provide temporary accommodation for people who made homelessness applications in each of the past six years. (Eg landlords who own hostels that are used as temporary accommodation; private companies that run centres, etc).
Please provide the names of these private companies/individuals and details of all payments made to each over the last six years. (Eg Company X received £x in 2012, £y in 2013)

I would like this information in electronic form, preferably as a CSV file.

Response 05-10-2017

Q1,2 & 3 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017
  No of households Average stay No of households Average stay No of households Average stay No of households Average stay No of households Average stay No of households Average stay
Temporary Accommodation Type                        
LA Dwelling 97 118 109 104 87 103 133 109 240 87 223 104
Housing association/RSL 38 141 30 101 31 95 40 95 69 114 79 102
Hostel-LA 284 54 295 47 84 51 107 56 30 57 33 48
Hostel-RSL 0 0 0 0 90 96 113 105 62 99 69 99
Hostel-other 86 128 123 92 117 55 160 73 176 67 117 75
B & B 5 77 2 2 3 11 43 6 68 6 138 8
Women's refuge 0 0 0 0 24 121 27 105 24 115 20 152
Other 105 141 107 96 40 87 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private sector lease 0 0 0 0 5 70 24 116 0 0 0 0
Total No of households 615   666   481   647   669   679  
NB:                        
2014 classification change from Hostel-other now showing Womens refuge separately                
2015 classification change Cameron Park Brae, Elgin classified as LA Dwelling instead of Hostel-LA              
2015 classification change St Andrews Court, Buckie classified as Housing Association/RSL instead of Hostel-RSL            
Historical data will differ due to this.                        
                         
                         
Q4 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17            
B & B 3441.52 323.85 384.29 14420.65 24782.69 46935.86            
Hostel 429824.10 430123.40 444431.91 437272.78 425788.99 399599.17            
Non secure tenancies Council & RSL owned) 563587.41 432899.48 395663.36 387910.51 431770.02 446629.55            
Private sector  247633.31 221784.04 200209.15 203866.67 196601.49 134331.30            
  1244486.34 1085130.77 1040688.71 1043470.61 1078943.19 1027495.88            
                         
Covesea Road, Elgin- We have 10 units of shared accommodation for young people of both genders aged 16-24 where support is provided by SACRO      
Moray Womens Aid-We use 10 units of temporary accommodation for single women or women with children who have ben subject to domestic abuse      
Guildry House, Elgin-We use 10 units of shared accommodation.  There is no age or gender restriction.  The service is provided by SACRO for those with addictions.    

Q5. This information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002- Excessive cost of compliance. Our finance department advise the following:

Actual spend would have to come from the Accounts Payable system which holds spend against suppliers. We would have to scrutinise all transactions for each of these suppliers to establish which ones were for temporary accommodation as these are not recorded separately.  Some payments requested may also be one offs and so would not have an account but be paid though a sundry account – this would need even more analysis as we would need transaction level just to establish supplier and then for this to be cross referenced with Housing department's records for identification as a payment for temporary accommodation which was paid for this purpose. The time it would take to do this work would absolutely exceed the 40 hour limit set out by the SIC.

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