Temporary Accommodation

Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Reference
2018062927000111
Category
Request Date
Friday, June 29, 2018
Response Date
Friday, July 27, 2018

Question

I would be grateful if you could comply with the following request.  

  1. What was the longest (number of days) any household which left temporary accommodation in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18 spent in temporary accommodation. Did this household contain children?

 

  1. Of those households which left temporary accommodation in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18, how many spent more than (a) 12 months, (b) 18 months and (c) 24 months in temporary accommodation.

 

  1. What is the longest (number of days) any household currently in temporary accommodation has spent there. Does this household contain children?

 

  1. Of those households currently in temporary accommodation, how many have spent more than (a) 12 months, (b) 18 months and (c) 24 months in temporary accommodation.

  Where a household moved between different temporary accommodation placements, please count this as a continuous stay in i.e. where households have lived in more than one placement please count this as total time spent across all accommodation.  

Answer

I need to advise you that your request is likely to take a considerable amount of time to process and a charge of £2.40 will apply.  This has been calculated in accordance with the Act as follows; 6 hours at Officer level (£12.00per hour) and 4 hours at Manager level (13.00 per hour) =£124.00.  The Act requires us to deduct the first £100.00 and then to charge 10% of the remainder.  However, in accordance with section 15 of the Act, the Comhairle would be happy to consider any possible amendment of your request so as to narrow its scope (and therefore the cost of complying with it).  Please contact us if you believe that the scope of your request can be narrowed.  I would need your confirmation how you wish to proceed with your enquiry.