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Freedom of information request response - 06481

FOI request

FOI ID number
06481
Regarding
Housing allocation and the provision of medical advice
Request

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information act, I would like some information related to housing allocation and the provision of medical advice

  1. Does the council use any private company to provide medical advice or reports relating to council housing or housing benefit claims?
  2. If yes, please provide the name of the company/companies
  3. If yes, please also provide the annual cost of outsourced medical advice
  4. If yes, please also provide the year in which any current contracts relating to outsourced medical advice began, and the year in which they will end.

I include in .1 any medical advice used by housing officers to determine whether a person is eligible for council housing, whether a person ought to be moved, or any other decision where a person's medical issues are deemed relevant.

Our response

Response

As the Council isn’t a landlord, we don’t use external agencies for medical advice for housing allocations, although we do use Now Medical for homelessness cases.

Eden District Council does not use any private company to provide medical advice or reports relating to housing benefit claims.

Response date
19 November 2019