FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

09 April 2021

I would be hugely grateful of you could provide me with answers to the following that relate to the Everyone In programme, which aimed to move rough sleepers in accommodation and support them (as part of the COVID-19 response):

  1. How much funding did your council receive from MHCLG as part of the initial ‘Everyone In’ programme (March 2020)?
  2. Between the start of Everyone In (26/03/2020) and the 31st March 2021, what was the total spend on sustaining the support for rough sleepers as part of Everyone In (i.e., keeping people in accommodation, providing services they needed)? 
  3. Please list all of the additional funding sources that you have used between 26/03/2020 and 31/03/2021 to support this effort? (i.e., if your council spent more on ‘Everyone In’ than the initial funding provided, where did this come from?).
  4. How many people were housed under ‘Everyone In’ in your council area?
  5. How many of these have been re-settled?
  6. And how many have returned to rough sleeping (at the time of completing this request)?


East Herts Council Response

30 April 2021

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

 

  1. How much funding did your council receive from MHCLG as part of the initial ‘Everyone In’ programme (March 2020)?

Initial grant   £11,250

Next Steps grant funding – revenue £71,474 (£66,474 for extending accommodation and £5,000 for rent deposits for PRS)

Uplift amount Next Steps:  £60,000

Protect Plus £20,000

 

  1. Between the start of Everyone In (26/03/2020) and the 31st March 2021, what was the total spend on sustaining the support for rough sleepers as part of Everyone In (i.e., keeping people in accommodation, providing services they needed)?   

The council block booked Hotel accommodation for the initial 12 weeks and the gross cost of accommodation including food and support was £123,900.82.   Subsequent Bed and Breakfast accommodation (which was the sole type of accommodation provided under the Everyone In) was costed to the council’s general temporary accommodation budget utilised for all homeless clients in bed and breakfast and so this cost cannot be separately identified for the Everyone in Cohort.  Other costs such as support was provided by the Housing staff and our Rough Sleeper Officer and cannot be identified as is part of their general salary costs and they did not itemise their time. 

 

  1. Please list all of the additional funding sources that you have used between 26/03/2020 and 31/03/2021 to support this effort? (i.e., if your council spent more on ‘Everyone In’ than the initial funding provided, where did this come from?).

The council tried to ensure all clients submitted a housing benefit application to maximise income but this cannot be calculated for this client group only as the HB income is accounted for on a single income code for all HB income.  Funding sources listed above in 1. were used as well as the Council’s Flexible Homeless Support Grant.    

 

  1. How many people were housed under ‘Everyone In’ in your council area?

In the initial Everyone In  cohort 24

 

  1. How many of these have been re-settled?

16

 

  1. And how many have returned to rough sleeping (at the time of completing this request)?

Of the 16 re-settled in private rent, YMCA or housing association tenancies  zero.  Of the total 24 cohort one that we are aware of.   

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.