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Freedom of Information Request

Homelessness and DHP's

Received: 14 April 2021

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Homelessness
1. The number of households who were initially assessed for eligibility for homelessness support each month in January, February and March 2021 (regardless of the outcome of that assessment)
2. The number of households in question 1 who were assessed as owed the prevention duty, each month in January, February and March 2021
3. The number of households in question 1 who were assessed as owed the relief duty as the outcome of their initial assessment (i.e. not at the end of their prevention duty), each month in January, February and March 2021
4. The number of households who were assessed as owed the main housing duty between January and March 2021 inclusive (NB this will include households whose initial assessment was prior to January 2021; question 4 is not limited to those households covered in the question 1 response)
5. The number of households who were owed the relief duty, between January and March 2021 inclusive, at the end of their prevention duty (NB this will include households whose initial assessment was prior to January 2021; accordingly, question 5 is not limited to those households covered in the question 1 response)
DHP applications
15. For each month since January 2021 (inclusive), please state how much was awarded in Discretionary Housing Payments that month (monetary value)
16. For each month since January 2021 (inclusive), please state how much was awarded in DHPs that month based on the impact on the claimant of the benefit cap (monetary value)
17. For each month since January 2021 (inclusive), please state how many new awards of DHPs were made that month (numerical value, not monetary value)
18. For each month since January 2021 (inclusive), please state how many new awards of DHPs were made that month where the award was based on the impact on the claimant of the benefit cap (numerical value, not monetary value)
NRPF
19. Please state how many applications for homelessness support since 1st April 2020 have been rejected due to the applicant being ineligible for public funds under No Recourse to Public Funds rules - this is an overall figure, not a monthly one
If the information for any question - particularly question 19 - cannot be sourced within the section 12 cost limit, please mark that question 'information not held' and respond to the rest of the request.
Where the council was formed in April 2021, please provide figures for the predecessor council(s).
Please provide the requested information in the Excel spreadsheet provided, ignoring the spaces for questions 6-14.

Outcome / Documents

  • 7245244 - application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet - Download
  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download