Homelessness assessments

Request

Query 1: Homelessness presentations, assessments, and eligibility in 2015-16 (Rows B – H of the template.csv)

Within your local authority, what were the number of 16-24 year olds who:

1)         Presented themselves as homeless, or at risk of homelessness

2)         Were subsequently accepted as statutorily homeless and owed a duty

3)         Were classed as “intentionally homeless”

4)         How many people of this age group have been classed as IH before?

5)         How many people (of any age group), have been classed as being IH between the ages of 16 and 25?

6)         Of those who were not accepted as statutorily homeless and owed a duty, please provide the number who:

  1. Were classed as having “No Fixed Abode” (NFA), or equivalent.
  2. Were not classed as NFA, or statutorily homeless, but were provided with shelter through the housing team or Social Services.

Query 2: Reason for leaving the last settled base (I – P)

Within your local authority, what was the number of 16-24 year olds who were accepted as statutorily homeless and owed a duty, who had one of the following main reasons for leaving their last settled base in 2015-16?

1)         Left prison/on remand

2)         Left hospital

3)         Left LA care

4)         Left foster care

5)         Foster carers no longer registered with LA

6)         Left NGO, or charity accommodation

7)         NGO, or charity closed, or was no longer registered with the LA

8)         Other reasons

Query 3: Education (Q – R)

Of those considered to be statutorily homeless, how many were in some form of education at the time of presenting themselves as homeless?

1)         Total in education at the time of presenting

2)         How many were still in education, or had graduated, 6 months later?

Query 4: Employment (S – V)

Of those assessed as statutorily homeless, and owed a duty, how many were in some form of employment:

1)         At the time of presenting themselves as homeless?

2)         6 months later

Of those assessed as intentionally homeless, how many were in some form of employment:

1)         At the time of presenting themselves as homeless?

2)         6 months later

Query 6: Accommodation cost (W – Y)

Of those provided support with accommodation, what was the mean rent per month, that was paid by Housing Benefit, for:

1)         Accommodation in the Private rented sector

2)         Purpose-built temporary accommodation, such as hostels

3)         Bed and Breakfasts

Query 6: Recruitment (Z – AA)

Of the number of beds available for 16-24 year olds, how many:

1)         House multiple residents, who are restricted to a range within this age group?

2)         House multiple residents, who are not restricted to a range within this age group?

3)         House residents independently.

4)         Fall outside of these descriptions.

Of the number of staff working within these places of accommodation, who have direct contact with the residents, how many:

1)         Have some form of DBS check (not including enhanced)

2)         Have an enhanced DBS check

3)         Have no DBS check

Devon County Council response

Please note that Devon County Council is a housing authority and therefore we do not hold the information you have requested.  In the interest of providing you with advice and assistance, please note that responsibility for housing in Devon, rests with each of the district and unitary councils.  You are therefore advised to direct your request to each of these public authorities for a response.

Contact details for all district and unitary councils in Devon are available from the link below.

https://new.devon.gov.uk/neighbouring-authorities/