FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

01 March 2021

1. How many people in total has your authority accommodated (for at least one night)
under the ‘Everyone In’, ‘Protect’ or ‘Protect Plus’ initiatives since March 2020?


2. Of the total number set out in (1) above, how many people are:
(a) in emergency accommodation;
(b) in settled accommodation;
(c) in supported accommodation;

(d) reconnected with family or friends;
(e) no longer accommodated, having left accommodation without move on
accommodation; or
(f) no longer accommodated, (no destination recorded)?


3. Of the total number set out in (1) above, how many people have also been recorded by
the authority on the H-CLIC recording system as being owed a prevention or relief
duty under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017?


4. Regarding those not eligible for housing support under the Housing Act 1996, Part 7:
(a) Following the announcement of Everyone In on 26 March 2020, did your
authority accommodate people who were ineligible for housing support under
that initiative? If so, how many?
(b) Does your authority continue to accommodate people who are ineligible for
housing support? If so, how many?
(c) How many people judged to be, or at risk of, sleeping rough have been turned
down for housing support since 26th March 2020 because they were judged to
be ineligible for housing support?
(d) If your authority no longer, as a matter of policy, accommodates people who
are ineligible for housing support, when was that policy decision made and for
what reason? Please provide a copy of the decision.


5. Please provide a copy of your authority’s most recent rough sleeping ‘move on’ plan.
This is the plan that was requested to be updated by the end of 2020 by the Secretary
of State for Housing and Communities in his announcement of 5 November 2020.1
Please share your authority’s information excluding any information which could be
considered personal information under the Data Protection Act 2018.
This information will be used for Shelter’s research and work around homelessness during
COVID-19. The research will help us and Shelter to understand the different ways that local
authorities are responding to the current situation and to help influence national policy.



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01 March 2021

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East Herts Council Response

10 March 2021

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

1. How many people in total has your authority accommodated (for at least one night)
under the ‘Everyone In’, ‘Protect’ or ‘Protect Plus’ initiatives since March 2020?  to the end of January 2021 - 37


2. Of the total number set out in (1) above, how many people are:
(a) in emergency accommodation;  12
(b) in settled accommodation; 16
(c) in supported accommodation; 2

(d) reconnected with family or friends; 2
(e) no longer accommodated, having left accommodation without move on
accommodation; or 
(f) no longer accommodated, (no destination recorded)? 5


3. Of the total number set out in (1) above, how many people have also been recorded by
the authority on the H-CLIC recording system as being owed a prevention or relief
duty under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017? 32


4. Regarding those not eligible for housing support under the Housing Act 1996, Part 7:
(a) Following the announcement of Everyone In on 26 March 2020, did your
authority accommodate people who were ineligible for housing support under
that initiative? If so, how many? 1
(b) Does your authority continue to accommodate people who are ineligible for
housing support? If so, how many? 1
(c) How many people judged to be, or at risk of, sleeping rough have been turned
down for housing support since 26th March 2020 because they were judged to
be ineligible for housing support? 0
(d) If your authority no longer, as a matter of policy, accommodates people who
are ineligible for housing support, when was that policy decision made and for
what reason? Please provide a copy of the decision. n/a

 

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

 

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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.