FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

08 September 2021

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act to request the following information regarding priority need for housing:

 

1. In each of the last three years, how many applications have been made for priority housing where the applicant has stated they are at risk of a) domestic violence and b) other forms of violence

2. In the last three years, how many applications for priority need housing have been granted where the applicant is at risk of a) domestic violence and b) other forms of violence

3. Of the applications granted referred to in Q2a and Q2b, how many had their homelessness successfully prevented or relieved, or were offered accommodation under the main housing duty.

4. Whether the local authority has policy documents governing it"s decision making process when an applications has been made for priority housing need on the basis that the applicant is at risk of a) domestic violence and b) other forms of violence

5. If the local authority has policy documents referred to in Q4, copies of those documents.



East Herts Council Response

01 October 2021

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

1. In each of the last three years, how many applications have been made for priority housing where the applicant has stated they are at risk of a) domestic violence and b) other forms of violence

2. In the last three years, how many applications for priority need housing have been granted where the applicant is at risk of a) domestic violence and b) other forms of violence

3. Of the applications granted referred to in Q2a and Q2b, how many had their homelessness successfully prevented or relieved, or were offered accommodation under the main housing duty.

 

Domestic Abuse

   

Year

No. of presentations

Prevented

Relieved

Offered accommodation under main housing duty

 

Question 1

Question 3

2018/19

28

1

6

15

2019/20

65

2

13

29

2020/21

45

4

6

21

 

 

Other violence/harassment

   

Year

No. of presentations

Prevented

Relieved

Offered accommodation under main housing duty

 

Question 1

Question 3

2018/19

11

0

2

5

2019/20

10

0

1

7

2020/21

16

1

4

7

 

4. Whether the local authority has policy documents governing it"s decision making process when an applications has been made for priority housing need on the basis that the applicant is at risk of a) domestic violence and b) other forms of violence  - NO documents we follow guidance and best practice .

5. If the local authority has policy documents referred to in Q4, copies of those documents.

 

 

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

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

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.