Freedom of information request response - 05688

FOI request

FOI ID number
Homelessness Reconnection Policy
  • Please details how many homeless people have been given transport to leave the local authority under your “reconnection policy” in the five years. Please provide data in an annualised format (2014,2015,2016,2017,2018 so far)
  •  Of these transportation tickets, please detail:
    1. How many were one-way train tickets.
    2. The destination to where people were sent, if possible.  
    3. The gender and age of the person travelling, if possible.
    4. The reason for the reconnection, if possible.
    5. Whether the local authorities performed a follow-up with each person given transport under the “reconnection policy”.

Our response


We don’t hold any figures beyond 2015 and so far in 2018 there have been none:

Year Customer Gender Age One way/Return Destination Reason Follow up
2015 Customer 1 Male 20 One way Sunderland Relationship break-down, no family or friends and wanted to return to family Yes
2015 Customer 2 Male 36 Return Worcester Their request Yes
2015 Customer 3 Male 72 One way Perth Was a missing person with dementia and didn’t realise where he was Yes
2016 Customer 1 Male 48 One way Barrow in Furness To answer bail No
2017 Customer 1 Male 20 One way Paisley Removed from train with for no ticket No


Response date
30 October 2018