FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

10 August 2018

  1. As of 1 April 2018, how many care leavers are living in your area?  

Aged 18-21

Aged 22-25

 

 

 

  1. Since 1 April 2018, how many care leavers aged 22-25 have got in touch to request the services of a Personal Advisor or support for the following purposes?

Please note that if the response to a question is 0, please mark as such. If you do not hold or collect data, please mark as X.

 

 

Number

Total number of care leavers aged 22-25 who got back in touch  

 

Number of care leavers aged 22-25 who got back in touch because of housing difficulties or homelessness

 

 

  1. How many care leavers aged 18-21 presented as homeless to the council in each of the following years?
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  1. How many care leavers aged 22-25 presented as homeless to the council in each of the following years?
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  1. How many care leavers aged 18-21 received discretionary housing payments in each of the following years?
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  1. What was the value of discretionary housing payments paid to care leavers aged 18-21 in each of the following years?
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  1. How many care leavers aged 22-25 received discretionary housing payments in each of the following years?
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  1. What was the value of discretionary housing payments paid to care leavers aged 22-25 in each of the following years?
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  1. How many care leavers aged 18-21 receiving discretionary housing payment (question 5), were living in the private rented sector in each of the following years?
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  1. How many care leavers aged 22-25 receiving discretionary housing payment (question 7), were living in the private rented sector in each of the following years?
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  1. What was the total amount of Discretionary housing payment made by the council in each of the following years?
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  1. How many care leavers aged 22-25 that received Discretionary Housing Benefit had the shared accommodation rate limit applied to their housing benefit entitlement in each of the following years?
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East Herts Council Response

13 August 2018

I am writing to acknowledge your written request for information.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an assessment of your request and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information, this will be considered and you will be informed if any fees are payable.  In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day time limit for the response is suspended until receipt of payment.

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Your personal details will be held within out Information Request case management system, and only used for the purposes of evaluating and processing your request.

While details of your information request may be published on the council website, your personal details will never be published or released to anyone outside the council unless it is required by the Information Commissioners Office.

Thank you for your request.

 



East Herts Council Response

24 August 2018

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

  1. As of 1 April 2018, how many care leavers are living in your area?  

Aged 18-21

Aged 22-25

 

 

Social care is provided by hertfordshire county council we do not hold this data

  1. Since 1 April 2018, how many care leavers aged 22-25 have got in touch to request the services of a Personal Advisor or support for the following purposes?

Please note that if the response to a question is 0, please mark as such. If you do not hold or collect data, please mark as X.

 

 

Number

Total number of care leavers aged 22-25 who got back in touch  

 

Number of care leavers aged 22-25 who got back in touch because of housing difficulties or homelessness

 

Social care is provided by Hertfordshire county council we do not hold this data

  1. How many care leavers aged 18-21 presented as homeless to the council in each of the following years?

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

 

 

 

the council does not record whether an applicant is a care leaver or not when they present as homeless.  This information is only recorded if they are found to be in priority need because of their care leaver status

  1. How many care leavers aged 22-25 presented as homeless to the council in each of the following years?

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

 

 

 

the council does not record whether an applicant is a care leaver or not when they present as homeless.  This information is only recorded if they are found to be in priority need because of their care leaver status

  1. How many care leavers aged 18-21 received discretionary housing payments in each of the following years?

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

 

 

 

The council does not record if DHP is awarded to care leavers while there may be notes in individual cases that indicate this it would require a manual search of all DHP payments which would be above the time limits set in place under the act

  1. What was the value of discretionary housing payments paid to care leavers aged 18-21 in each of the following years?

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

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  •  
  •  

The council does not record if DHP is awarded to care leavers while there may be notes in individual cases that indicate this it would require a manual search of all DHP payments which would be above the time limits set in place under the act

  1. How many care leavers aged 22-25 received discretionary housing payments in each of the following years?

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

 

 

 

The council does not record if DHP is awarded to care leavers while there may be notes in individual cases that indicate this it would require a manual search of all DHP payments which would be above the time limits set in place under the act

  1. What was the value of discretionary housing payments paid to care leavers aged 22-25 in each of the following years?

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

  •  
  •  
  •  

The council does not record if DHP is awarded to care leavers while there may be notes in individual cases that indicate this it would require a manual search of all DHP payments which would be above the time limits set in place under the act

  1. How many care leavers aged 18-21 receiving discretionary housing payment (question 5), were living in the private rented sector in each of the following years?

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

 

 

 

The council does not record if DHP is awarded to care leavers while there may be notes in individual cases that indicate this it would require a manual search of all DHP payments which would be above the time limits set in place under the act

  1. How many care leavers aged 22-25 receiving discretionary housing payment (question 7), were living in the private rented sector in each of the following years?

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

 

 

 

The council does not record if DHP is awarded to care leavers while there may be notes in individual cases that indicate this it would require a manual search of all DHP payments which would be above the time limits set in place under the act

  1. What was the total amount of Discretionary housing payment made by the council in each of the following years?

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

  •  
  •  
  •  

 

  1. How many care leavers aged 22-25 that received Discretionary Housing Benefit had the shared accommodation rate limit applied to their housing benefit entitlement in each of the following years?

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

 

 

 

The council does not record if DHP is awarded to care leavers while there may be notes in individual cases that indicate this it would require a manual search of all DHP payments which would be above the time limits set in place under the act

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 01625 545 700

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.