FOI Request - Temporary Accommodation and Facilities

Request 101000243232

1)  How many premises does the local authority a) own, b) rent, and c) pay per stay, for the purposes of providing temporary accommodation.

2)  How many premises does the local authority use for the purpose of providing temporary accommodation, broken down by:

a.  emergency shelters;
b.  hostels;
c.  night and winter shelters;
d.  domestic violence and women's refuges;
e.  bed and breakfasts; and
f.  any other short-term accommodation provided by the authority.

3)  How many premises that the local authority uses for the purpose of providing temporary accommodation provide access to:

a.  an oven;
b.  a microwave;
c.  a kettle;
d.  a fridge;
e.  a freezer; and
f.  cooking utensils

Response 12-05-2014

1. a. 56 units

b. 75 units

c. none - unless B&B is required which is rare

2. a. 0

b. 84 units

c. 0

d. 10 units

e. 0

3. a. all persons placed in any of our temporary accommodation spaces have access to an over

b. we do not provide microwaves unless a tenant has a specific need for one (eg. it is felt unsafe for them to have use of a cooker)

c. all persons placed in any of our temporary accommodation spaces have access to a kettle

d. all persons placed in any of our temporary accommodation spaces have access to a fridge

e. we do not provide freezers in temporary accommodation

f. all persons placed in any of our temporary accommodation spaces have access to cooking utensils

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