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FOI 13514

Refugees settled under Syrian Vulnerable Persons ResettlementScheme

Request

I am writing to request some information about refugees resettled under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement scheme (SVPRS), including dependents.

I am after the following information:

1. How many people has your LA pledged to resettle under the SVPRS by the end of the scheme (end of 2020?)

2. How many people have been resettled in your LA under the SVPRS as of Friday 9 December 2016?

3. Can you provide any information about the way housing is found for refugees resettled under the SVPRS, specifically:
- are any of the houses organised through private companies such as G4S or Serco? If so how many properties?
- are you aware of any charities or faith groups making property available to house refugees brought in through the scheme? If so, how many properties?

4. Please provide any official correspondence or communications from your council regarding the policy of obtaining accommodation for refugees under the SVPRS.


If any portion of these records is withheld, please specify which statutory exemptions under the FOI Act are being relied upon for each exemption.

Response

You have requested the following information:

1. How many people has your LA pledged to resettle under the SVPRS by the end of the scheme (end of 2020?). No official pledge

2. How many people have been resettled in your LA under the SVPRS as of Friday 9 December 2016? Zero

3. Can you provide any information about the way housing is found for refugees resettled under the SVPRS, specifically:
- are any of the houses organised through private companies such as G4S or Serco? If so how many properties? Not applicable
- are you aware of any charities or faith groups making property available to house refugees brought in through the scheme? If so, how many properties? None/not applicable

4. Please provide any official correspondence or communications from your council regarding the policy of obtaining accommodation for refugees under the SVPRS. None/not applicable
We can confirm that your request has been deemed:
1. To relate [in whole or part] to recorded information held by Brentwood Borough Council Housing Services.
2. Is not data personal to yourself.
3. Does not require an obligation to create new information.
4. Is not related to prohibited and/or exempt information (other than as marked above where relevant).
5. Is a valid request.
6. Does not place an unreasonable burden on resources and/or exceed the set costs limited.
7. Not to require a charge to be levied to the information requester.