FOIs - homelessness and temporary accommodation

The council has responded to Freedom of Request (FOI) requests about homelessness and Temporary Accommodation.

 

Homelessness

Information on the applications made to the council for homeless assistance under the provisions of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 can be found on the Welsh Government website

Information includes an explanation about the data recorded locally and nationally and there is also information about rough sleeping within the data reports. 

Homeless accommodation

Data for how many placements there were in each of those establishments in each of the financial years and the duration of each stay can be found here Households accommodated temporarily by accommodation type and household type (Post 2015-16) (gov.wales)

Bed and breakfast accommodation costs

Gross costs for securing bed and breakfast accommodation in financial years: 

  • 2010/11 – nil
  • 2011/12 - £151,728
  • 2012/13 - £292,491
  • 2013/14 - £256,235
  • 2014/15 - £222,287
  • 2015/16 – £294,793
  • 2016/17 - £417,632
  • 2017/18 – TBC
  • 2018/19 - £583,150
  • 2019/20 - £916,977
  • 2020/21 - £2,298,916 (to end Dec 2021)

Other forms of temporary accommodation

Gross costs relating to the provision of the council’s private sector leasing scheme:           

  • 2010/11 – £451,033
  • 2011/12 -  £463,807
  • 2012/13 -  £562,614
  • 2013/14 -  £672,388
  • 2014/15 -  £785,308
  • 2015/16 – £951,442
  • 2016/17 -  £892,259
  • 2017/18 - TBC
  • 2018/19 - £861,046
  • 2019/20 - £907,200
  • 2020/21 -£1,213,137 (to end of Dec 2021)

Combined costs – temporary accommodation provision

The table below covers the costs of provision of temporary accommodation for homeless households.

Money spent on temporary accommodation 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

£855,105 (gross) 

£51,150 (net)

£928,623 (gross) 

£126,957 (net)

£1,007,595 (gross) 

£23,761 (net) (credit)

£1,246,235 (gross) 

£102,612 (net)

£1,309, 891 (gross) 

£73,930 (net)

TBC

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

 

 

£1,444,196 (gross)

£623,913 (net)

£1,826,177 (gross)

£497,184 (net)

£3,512,053 (gross)

£841,608 (net)

 £5,428,966 (gross)

£954,809 (net)

 

 

The costs stated cover the provision of all forms of temporary accommodation, including private sector leased properties as well as bed and breakfast accommodation.