FOI Request Homeless Reconnection
I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. As I’m sure you will understand, this may not be a definitive list of relevant information.
Please provide me with details relating to the number of homeless people sent to foreign countries for reconnection. By this, I refer to those cases where a homeless person - who may be foreign or have a support system in a foreign country - has a ticket paid for to go to that place.
Specifically, please provide me with the destination of where these homeless people are sent. Please also tell me how much the tickets cost. Please specify whether they travelled by plane, train or bus.
Please break down the instances by year. In particular, I would like information as specific to 2017. If there is time, please also provide information for 2016.
No one was reconnected in 2017. 1 person was assisted to fly home to the United States of America in 2016.
The cost of the flight was £770 and the council's contribution was £340 which was not recovered.