FOI Request - Homeless Families

Request 101000219798

Please provide the data for the previous two years (ending 31st December 2013) broken down by month.

1. How many households with children (aged 0-16) have come to your council for assistance because they are homeless?  

2. How many of those households with children (ages 0-16) were found to be intentionally homeless?

3.a)   How many intentionally homeless households with children (ages 0-16) were housed in bed and breakfasts (this means the whole household including the children)?

b) How many weeks were they housed in bed and breakfast accommodation for?

4.How many children (aged 0-16) of families deemed intentionally homeless have been referred to children’s services?

5.a) How many children (aged 0-16) of families deemed to be intentionally homeless have been housed without their parents/carers? (Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 states Local Authorities are required by law to provide accommodation for children who require it).  I am looking for the number of cases where children have been separated from their children/carers as a result of homelessness only – cases where there are no other child protection issues.

b) How many of these children have been placed into the care system?

c) How many were placed into informal arrangements with other relatives?

Response 28-02-2014

Please note that our data is published per financial year.  Our data for 2013/14 is not yet available. 

1. 

 

2012/13

One and  two parent households seeking Housing Options advice

354

Applications by household type

2012/13

Single Parent

126

Couple with Children

37

Other With Children

6

Number of Children in Applications

2012/13

Total number of male children

150

Total number of female children

143

Total number of children

293

 

2. From 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2013 there were 23 households with children assessed as intentionally homeless.  Please note that 5 of the 2012 cases and 2 of the 2013 cases only had access to the children. The breakdown is as follows:

 

2012

2013

January

1

1

February

0

1

March

1

0

April

0

1

May

1

1

June

2

2

July

0

0

August

3

1

September

0

0

October

1

1

November

3

1

December

1

1

TOTAL

13

10

 

3(a) None

3(b) N/A

4. One case

5(a) None

5(b) N/A

5(c) N/A

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