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FOI 11261

Preventing youth homelesseness

Request

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, I am writing to request information regarding youth homelessness prevention in your area.



These questions relate to services offered by you (the local authority) which are targeted at young people living in families at risk of family breakdown, who would subsequently become homeless.



Please provide information for the financial year 2014-15 but also note any emerging information you have for this current financial year. Please include details of age ranges where possible.



1. Do you offer services in your area for young people at risk of homelessness due to family breakdown to prevent them from leaving home?

a. Yes

b. No



2. If yes, which of the following services do you offer in your area for young people at risk of leaving home due to family breakdown to prevent them from leaving home? (Tick all that apply)

a. Family mediation

b. Family support (e.g. Troubled Families)

c. Parenting support/programmes (for families with teenagers)

d. Respite for young people at risk of family breakdown

e. Other....... (please specify)



3. For each of the service types you have indicated in your answer to question 2, please could you state what the eligibility/ selection criteria are for young people or families seeking access to those services?

a. Family mediation

b. Family support (e.g. Troubled Families):

c. Parenting support/programmes (for families with teenagers):

d. Respite for young people at risk of family breakdown:

e. Other....... (please specify)



4. Please list the service user outcomes which are measured and recorded across each programme type:

a. Family mediation

b. Family support (e.g. Troubled Families)

c. Parenting support/programmes (for families with teenagers)

d. Respite for young people at risk of family breakdown

e. Other....... (please specify)



5. In what percentage of cases during the financial year 2014/15 has youth homelessness been avoided due to your services working with families to prevent family breakdown? (Please provide an exact figure if possible, if not please state where estimates are used)

....................................................................



6. How much money is allocated from each of the following budgets to fund services for young people at risk of homelessness due to family breakdown to prevent them from leaving home? What percentage of the overall budget does this account for? (Please provide an exact figure if possible, if not please state where estimates are used)

a. Children's services:

b. Housing:

c. Early intervention grant:

d. Troubled Families funding:

e. Social Impact Bonds:

f. Other............ (please specify)




Response

Please find below the response to your Freedom of Information request.

We do not offer the services mentioned below, as these are managed at county level by Essex County Council (or by the unitary authorities such as Thurrock and Southend). The answers highlighted in yellow below are therefore zero sum.