FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

15 October 2020

1. A) Does your council routinely ask your homeless service users about their sexuality as part of monitoring? 

1. B) Does your council routinely ask your homeless service users about their gender identity as part of monitoring? 

 

2. A) Does your council require ‘proof’ to show that people have been asked to leave home by their family members? 

2. B) Would you contact the family members of LGBT people who have been asked to leave their homes, for further proof? 

 

3. Have your housing officers received specialist LGBT homelessness training?

 

4. Does your council offer an emergency homeless shelter/service for LGBT people?

 

4. How much money did your council spend on LGBT related merchandise for Pride events, or LGBT diversity celebrations, in the financial year 2019-2020 (e.g. Rainbow flags for Pride 2019)?



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15 October 2020

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East Herts Council Response

16 October 2020

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

1. A) Does your council routinely ask your homeless service users about their sexuality as part of monitoring?  YES

1. B) Does your council routinely ask your homeless service users about their gender identity as part of monitoring? NO

 

2. A) Does your council require ‘proof’ to show that people have been asked to leave home by their family members? Generally we request written or verbal proof but we consider each case and if this would cause risk to the client then we would seek other ways to confirm the request to leave. 

2. B) Would you contact the family members of LGBT people who have been asked to leave their homes, for further proof? The same as above

 

3. Have your housing officers received specialist LGBT homelessness training? NO

 

4. Does your council offer an emergency homeless shelter/service for LGBT people? NO

 

4. How much money did your council spend on LGBT related merchandise for Pride events, or LGBT diversity celebrations, in the financial year 2019-2020 (e.g. Rainbow flags for Pride 2019)? ZERO

 

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 0303 123 1113

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.