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FOI 10171

Sanctuary Scheme Properties


Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I request that you provide me with the following information:

1. The total number of households that are/were part of a sanctuary scheme in your area in each of the following years: 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14.

2. The total number of sanctuary scheme properties affected by the spare room subsidy in your area in: 2012/13 and 2013/14.

The term ‘sanctuary scheme’ is used to describe the individual packages, informed by a risk assessment, that enhance security for households at risk of domestic violence, and may include, amongst other measures: reinforced exterior doors, window alarms, intercom systems, sanctuary rooms, window grills and video entry systems.

I would prefer to receive this information electronically.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the Act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.


A) how many people in total were registered as being homeless by your local authority over the last 4 years which figures are available
Jan 11 to Dec 11 – 80
Jan 12 to Dec 12 – 103
Jan 13 to Dec 13 - 133
Jan 14 to Dec 14 – 155

B) how many were turned away each year?
Jan 11 to Dec 11 – 48
Jan 12 to Dec 12 – 49
Jan 13 to Dec 13 - 57
Jan 14 to Dec 14 - 42