Council’s Spend on Hotel Rooms for Temporary Accommodation

Request:

“Please can you tell me, individually for the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18, the Council’s total spending on hotel rooms to house people under its obligations to provide temporary accommodation.

If possible, can you also provide information for each year detailing either the number of hotel nights paid for by the council over each year, and the number of stays which involved a family with at least one child (or, if this information is available, the number of stays which required more than one room per case.)”

Response:

Devon County Council (DCC) does not have an obligation to provide temporary accommodation.
This is a function of District and Unitary authorities in Devon. In the interests of providing advice and assistance, a list of these Councils with contact details is provided here – https://new.devon.gov.uk/neighbouring-authorities/