FOIs - temporary accommodation

The council has published responses to the following Freedom of Information (FOI) requests received about temporary accommodation. 

Bed and breakfast accommodation costs

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

  • 2016/17 - £417,632
  • 2015/16 – £294,793
  • 2014/15 - £222,287
  • 2013/14 - £256,235
  • 2012/13 - £292,491
  • 2011/12 - £151,728
  • 2010/11 – nil

Other forms of temporary accommodation

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

  • 2016/17 -  £892,259
  • 2015/16 – £951,442
  • 2014/15 -  £785,308
  • 2013/14 -  £672,388
  • 2012/13 -  £562,614
  • 2011/12 -  £463,807
  • 2010/11 – £451,033

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

TOTAL

£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)

£5,062,737 (gross) 

£330,888 (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. 

Out of county homelessness placements 

The table below outlines the number of placements made outside of the area where individuals are homeless: 

Number of households placed into temporary accommodation outside your local authority area

 2012/13    

 2013/14    

 2014/15    

 2015/16   

 2016/17   

 TOTAL   

7

5

8

9

11

40

Stays in accommodation outside of the borough are all below two weeks and are used only where there are no other alternatives available within the city boundaries. 

Homeless accommodation

Total placements made, by type and duration  

Data for how many placements there were in each of those establishments in each of the financial years and the duration of each stay.

Homeless accommodation placements by type and duration
   Under 48   hours  48 hours - 2   weeks  2 - 6   weeks   6   weeks 
 2014/2015         
 Bed and breakfast  40  111  81  72
 Hostels  1  7  11  64
 Private sector leased accommodation  8  12  38  209
 2015/2016        
 Bed and breakfast  32  59  49  99
 Hostels  14  19  24  55
 Private sector leased accommodation  6  16  31  213
 2016/2017        
Bed and breakfast 29 89 54 107
Hostels 13 25 34 39
Private sector leased accommodation 0 9 21 213
 2017/2018        
Bed and breakfast 65 69 121 89
Hostels 3 7 18 34
Private sector leased accommodation 7 11 45 199