ANNUAL NATIONAL LEAGUE TABLE FOR OCCUPANCY IN APPROVED PREMISES

PURPOSE
To provide details of the occupancy levels achieved by approved premises in England and Wales for the financial year 2003/2004, ending 31 March 2004.

Probation Circular
REFERENCE NO: 37/2004 ISSUE DATE: 18 June 2004 IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Immediate EXPIRY DATE: June 2005 TO: Chairs of Probation Boards Chief Officers of Probation Secretaries of Probation Boards Chairs of Voluntary Management Committees Approved Premises Managers CC: Board Treasurers Regional Managers AUTHORISED BY: Liz Hill, Head of Public Protection and Courts Unit ATTACHED: Annual Occupancy League Tables for 2003/2004

ACTION
To note the figures, and take any appropriate follow-up action to improve occupancy levels where appropriate.

SUMMARY
The attached national league table shows that 72 approved premises achieved occupancy levels at or above the Service Performance Measure (SPM) target of 90%. We are pleased to be able to announce that the overall average for the year was 90% exactly. When adjustments are made for those premises which experienced approved temporary loss of bedspaces, the overall average for the year becomes 90.9%. This is testament to the hard work of approved premises staff and management. The table also indicates those areas which have fallen short of the SPM target figure. It is hoped that work can be undertaken within the relevant probation board or voluntary management committee to assess why the target figure is not being achieved and look at appropriate ways of increasing occupancy, taking into account any circumstances which may have affected their occupancy level.

RELEVANT PREVIOUS PROBATION CIRCULARS
PC37/2003

CONTACT FOR ENQUIRIES
John Russell Tel: 020 7217 0772 Fax: 020 7217 0756 Email: JohnFyfe.Russell@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

National Probation Directorate
Horseferry House, Dean Ryle Street, London, SW1P 2AW General Enquiries: 020 7217 0659 Fax: 020 7217 0660

Annual Occupancy League Table - April 2003 to March 2004 APPROVED PREMISES Elm Bank Cardigan House (Vol) Mandeville House Lightfoot House (mixed) St. Johns (Vol) Adelaide House (Vol) (F) Ryecroft (mixed) Albion Street Brighton (mixed) Weston (mixed) The Crescent Bridge House Canning House Abingdon Road Ealing Fleming House (mixed) Merseybank Ozanam House (Vol) Plas-y-Wern (mixed) The Grange Ty Newydd (mixed) Wordsworth House Braley House (mixed) Ellison House Hestia Battersea (Vol) Holbeck Howard House Kew Meneghy House (mixed) McIntyre House Napier Road, Luton Southwood St. Christophers House (Vol) Withington Road Bilston Camden House Chorlton Clarks House (mixed) Cuthbert House (mixed) Dickson House Hestia Streatham (Vol) John Boag House (mixed) Pennywell South View Stonnall Road Welford House Wilton Place Ripon House (Vol) (mixed) Bradshaw House Canadian Avenue Kenilworth Road Kirk Lodge (mixed) The Pines, Bournemouth Scunthorpe Brigstock Road Katharine Price Hughes House (Vol) Peterborough Ascot House Wenger House (mixed) AREA West Yorkshire West Yorkshire South Wales Suffolk West Yorkshire Merseyside Gloucestershire West Yorkshire Sussex Dorset Teesside Avon and Somerset Merseyside Thames Valley London Kent Merseyside Northumbria North Wales Hampshire North Wales Lincolnshire West Mercia London London West Yorkshire Leicestershire and Rutland London Devon and Cornwall Warwickshire Bedfordshire Merseyside Northumbria Greater Manchester West Midlands London Greater Manchester Thames Valley Northumbria Hampshire London Norfolk Northumbria North Yorkshire West Midlands West Midlands Greater Manchester West Yorkshire Greater Manchester London Warwickshire Leicestershire and Rutland Dorset Humberside Avon and Somerset London Cambridgeshire Greater Manchester Staffordshire
Occ 03-04

100% 100% 100% 99% 99% 99% 99% 98% 97% 97% 96% 96% 96% 95% 95% 95% 95% 95% 95% 95% 95% 95% 94% 94% 94% 94% 94% 94% 94% 94% 94% 94% 94% 94% 94% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 92% 92% 92% 92% 92% 92%* 91% 91% 91% 91%* 91%*

Occ 02-03 100% 93% 98% 94% 97% 100% 98% 91% 99% 89% 91% 72% 93% 97% 90% 89% 90% 90% 97% 98% 96% 95% 85% 94% 90% 93% 97% 90% 86% 89% 94% 87% 92% 96% 100% 86% 91% 88% 85% 95% 89% 93% 93% 95% 95% 95% 91% 93% 91% 89% 92% 94% 86% 93% 92% 89% 91% 91% 93%

Change 0% 7% 2% 5% 2% -1% 1% 7% -2% 8% 5% 24% 3% -2% 5% 6% 5% 5% -2% -3% -1% 0% 9% 0% 4% 1% -3% 4% 8% 5% 0% 7% 2% -2% -6% 7% 2% 5% 8% -2% 4% 0% 0% -2% -2% -2% 2% 0% 1% 3% 0% -2% 6% -1% -1% 2% 0% 0% -2%

Beckenham Road London 90% Burdett Lodge (mixed) Derbyshire 90% Carpenter House West Midlands 90% Lawson House (mixed) Devon and Cornwall 90% Linden Bank (mixed) Cheshire 90% Nelson House Teesside 90% St. Josephs (MDO) Greater Manchester 90% Wharflane House Staffordshire 90% Ashley House (Vol) (mixed) Avon and Somerset 90%* Queen's Road, Hull Humberside 90%* Seafield Lodge (mixed) London 90%* Southwell House (mixed) Nottinghamshire 90%* The Cottage Suffolk 90%* ALL OF THE APPROVED PREMISES ABOVE MET OR EXCEEDED THE OCCUPANCY TARGET Basildon Bridgewood Haworth House Quay House (mixed) Trent House (mixed) Tulse Hill Glogan House Rookwood Milton Keynes Crowley House (F) Southampton (mixed) St. Catherine's Priory Astral Grove St. Leonards Bowling Green (mixed) Bunbury House Staitheford House Sycamore Lodge Westbourne House Highfield House (mixed) Manor Lodge Norfolk Park (mixed) Bedford (mixed) Town Moor Elizabeth Fry (Vol) (F) Kelley House (Vol) (F) Elliott House (MDO) Hopwood House (F) Overall Average - 90.9% Essex Northamptonshire Lancashire South Wales Nottinghamshire London Avon and Somerset South Yorkshire Thames Valley West Midlands Hampshire Surrey Nottinghamshire Thames Valley Cumbria Cheshire Staffordshire West Midlands London Lancashire Thames Valley South Yorkshire Bedfordshire South Yorkshire Thames Valley London West Midlands Greater Manchester 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 88% 88% 88%* 87% 87% 87% 87%* 86%* 85% 85% 85% 85% 85% 83% 83% 83%* 81% 79% 78% 74% 72% 61%*

87% 91% 97% 94% 90% 90% 89% 90% 92% 93% 88% 90% 87%

3% -1% -7% -4% 0% 0% 1% 0% -2% -3% 2% 0% 3%

87% 94% 94% 87% 91% 90% 94% 89% 81% 79% 92% 90% 89% 94% 89% 90% 87% 93% 87% 89% 88% 94% 76% 88% 83% 70% 85% 79%

2% -5% -5% 2% -2% -1% -6% -1% 7% 8% -5% -3% -2% -8% -4% -5% -2% -8% -2% -6% -5% -11% 5% -9% -5% 4% -13% -18%

NOTES SCUNTHORPE - Problems between Nov 03 and March 04, due to gas leak, flooding etc - Assume 90% for these 5 months ASCOT HOUSE - Fire in June - so assume 90% for June, July and August 2003 WENGER HOUSE - Outbreak of Hep A - Assume 90% between August and October 2003 inclusive ASHLEY HOUSE - Building works between March and July 2003 - Assume 90% for April 03 to August 03 inclusive QUEENS ROAD - Reduced occupancy due to no fire alarm - Assume 90% for February 2004 and March 2004 SEAFIELD LODGE - Continued refurbishment during 2003 - Assume 90% from April 2003 to January 2004 inclusive SOUTHWELL HOUSE - Several rooms out of commission between May 2003 and March 2004 - Assume 90% overall THE COTTAGE - Closed for refurbishment in February - Assume 90% between December 2003 and March 2004 inclusive MILTON KEYNES - Assume 90% for March 2004 as several rooms were closed for refurbishment ASTRAL GROVE - Assume 90% between December 2003 and February 2004 due to refurbishment of several rooms ST LEONARDS - Assume 90% for January 2004 as rooms were closed for refurbishment during this month NORFOLK PARK - Several rooms out of commission at start of year - Assume 90% between April 2003 and June 2003 HOPWOOD HOUSE - Several rooms out of use from Nov 03 - Available occupancy used from Nov 03 to March 04 inclusive

OCCUPANCY FIGURES FOR APPROVED PREMISES ON A REGIONAL BASIS Financial Year 2003/2004 REGION NO. OF AP. PREMISES Occupancy Occ 02-03 Change WALES North Wales, South Wales

4

95%

94%

1%

NORTH EAST Northumbria, Teesside

6

94%

90%

4%

SOUTH WEST Avon and Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire YORKSHIRE/HUMBERSIDE Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire EAST MIDLANDS Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire EASTERN Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk LONDON

9

93%

89%

4%

12

92%

93%

-1%

8

91%

93%

-2%

7

91%

89%

2%

13

90%

87%

3%

SOUTH EAST Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Thames Valley NORTH WEST Cheshire, Cumbria, G. Manchester Lancashire, Merseyside WEST MIDLANDS Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia, West Midlands

12

90%

91%

-1%

16

89%

91%

-2%

13

89%

91%

-2%