FOI Request - Accommodation for Homeless Persons Cost
My inquiry is regarding the overall cost to Moray Council of providing hotel and guest house accommodation to homeless persons and former prisoners including sex offenders. I am looking for figures for the year 2013/2014 - or the last year for which figures are available.
1.Can Moray Council tell me how much was spent in the year 2013-2014- or the last year for which figures are available - on hotel and guest house accommodation to homeless persons?.
2. Can you say how many persons were provided with such accommodation ? Can you say what percentage were male and female?
3. Can you also say how many persons were provided with either hotel or guest house accommodation having been released from prison establishments?
Can you say what percentage were male and female?
4. Can you say how much was spent on providing hotel and guest house accommodation to persons having been released from prison establishments?
5. In particular are you able to say how many people with convictions for sexual offences were provided with hotel or guest house accommodation and at what cost?
6 Are you able to name any of the hotel and guest house establishments used by the council for placing homeless persons?
7. If so can you say how much each establishment was paid by the council?.
8. Finally, would any of these establishments be told by the council that an individual was a former prisoner and if so would they be given any details of their offences?
1. B&B Expenditure for year 2013/2014 is £384.29 this is inclusive of Hotel and Guest Houses.
3. For the period 2013/2014 no persons who were provided with Hotel/Guest House/B&B accommodation had been released from prison.
5. For the year 2013/14 the total number of people and cost for this question is 0. It must be noted however, Moray Council are trying to reduce costs largely with B&B and Guest House accommodation. The number of persons using this service is on emergency measures only, therefore the numbers are very low which could implicate an identification risk for future emergency service users.
6. We use establishments all over Moray, as it is emergency instances this is dependent on the location of the emergency housing need.
7. For each establishment that the council occupies on the basis of temporary accommodation the cost is per night stay from £66 - £100.
8. In the circumstance where this may happen it would be dealt with on a case by case assessment with regard to individual offences.