Probation Circular

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 2004/2005, ending 31 March 2005.

REFERENCE NO: PC55/2005 ISSUE DATE: 1 August 2005 IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Immediate EXPIRY DATE: June 2006 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: Gordon Davison, Deputy Head of Public Protection and Licensed Release Unit ATTACHED: Annex A - Annual Occupancy League Tables for 2004/2005

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 74 Approved Premises achieved occupancy levels at or above the Service Performance Measure (SPM) target of 90%. When adjustments are made for those premises which experienced approved temporary loss of bedspaces, the overall average for the year was 90.97%. This is testament to the hard work of Approved Premises staff and management. Adjustments will be made shortly to financial allocations to Boards and grants to Voluntary Management Committees to reflect performance against the national occupancy target.

RELEVANT PREVIOUS PROBATION CIRCULARS
PC37/2004

CONTACT FOR ENQUIRIES
Helen Jeffery – Administrative Officer Tel: 020 7217 0771 Fax: 020 7217 0779 Email: helen.jeffery@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

National Probation Directorate
Horseferry House, Dean Ryle Street, London, SW1P 2AW

Annual Occupancy League Table - April 2004 to March 2005 APPROVED PREMISES Cardigan House (Vol) Howard House St. Johns (Vol) Mandeville House Ellison House Ty Newydd (mixed) Albion Street Ryecroft (mixed) Camden House Kew Hestia Battersea (Vol) Ealing Plas-y-Wern (mixed) Lightfoot House (mixed) Wharflane House Brighton (mixed) Staitheford House St. Catherine's Priory Seafield Lodge (mixed) Wenger House (mixed) Welford House Bilston Withington Road Southwood The Grange Ozanam House (Vol) Wordsworth House Westbourne House Haworth House Trent House (mixed) Nelson House Beckenham Road Bradshaw House John Boag House (mixed) Meneghy House (mixed) Napier Road, Luton St. Christophers House (Vol) McIntyre House Fleming House (mixed) Merseybank The Crescent Adelaide House (Vol) (F) Basildon Tulse Hill Carpenter House Peterborough The Pines, Bournemouth Canadian Avenue Pennywell Cuthbert House (mixed) South View Stonnall Road Chorlton Hestia Streatham (Vol) Holbeck Abingdon Road Bedford (mixed) Sycamore Lodge Bowling Green (mixed) AREA West Yorkshire Leicestershire and Rutland West Yorkshire South Wales London North Wales West Yorkshire Gloucestershire London London London London North Wales Suffolk Staffordshire Sussex Staffordshire Surrey London Staffordshire West Midlands West Midlands Greater Manchester Merseyside Hampshire Northumbria Lincolnshire London Lancashire Nottinghamshire Teesside London Greater Manchester Norfolk Devon and Cornwall Bedfordshire Northumbria Warwickshire Kent Merseyside Teesside Merseyside Essex London West Midlands Cambridgeshire Dorset London Northumbria Northumbria North Yorkshire West Midlands Greater Manchester London West Yorkshire Thames Valley Bedfordshire West Midlands Cumbria
Occ 04-05 Occ 03-04 Change

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

100% 94% 99% 100% 94% 95% 98% 99% 93% 94% 94% 95% 95% 99% 90% 97% 85% 87% 90% 91% 93% 94% 94% 94% 95% 95% 95% 85% 89% 89% 90% 90% 92% 93% 94% 94% 94% 94% 95% 95% 96% 99% 89% 89% 90% 91% 92% 92% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 94% 95% 81% 85% 85%

-1% 4% -2% -2% 3% 2% -1% -2% 3% 2% 2% 1% 1% -3% 5% -2% 9% 7% 4% 3% 1% 0% 0% 0% -1% -1% -1% 8% 4% 4% 3% 3% 1% 0% -1% -1% -1% -1% -2% -2% -3% -6% 3% 3% 2% 1% 0% 0% -1% -1% -1% -1% -1% -2% -2% -3% 10% 6% 6%

Southampton (mixed) Hampshire 91% Rookwood South Yorkshire 91% Bridgewood Northamptonshire 91% Southwell House (mixed) Nottinghamshire 91% Lawson House (mixed) Devon and Cornwall 91% The Cottage Suffolk 91% Linden Bank (mixed) Cheshire 91% Kirk Lodge (mixed) Leicestershire and Rutland 91% Town Moor South Yorkshire 90% Katharine Price Hughes House (Vol) London 90% Kenilworth Road Warwickshire 90% Dickson House Hampshire 90% Braley House (mixed) West Mercia 90% Canning House Merseyside 90% Wakefield West Yorkshire 90% ALL OF THE APPROVED PREMISES ABOVE MET OR EXCEEDED THE OCCUPANCY TARGET Highfield House (mixed) Norfolk Park (mixed) Astral Grove Milton Keynes Burdett Lodge (mixed) Ashley House (Vol) (mixed) Ripon House (Vol) (mixed) Wilton Place Bridge House Elm Bank Glogan House Quay House (mixed) Brigstock Road Scunthorpe Weston (mixed) Crowley House (F) St. Josephs (MDO) Queen's Road, Hull Ascot House Elliott House (MDO) Bunbury House St. Leonards Clarks House (mixed) Manor Lodge Elizabeth Fry (Vol) (F) Kelley House (Vol) (F) Hopwood House (F) Overall Average - 90.97%
NOTES

87% 88% 89% 90% 90% 90% 90% 92% 79% 91% 92% 93% 94% 96% -

4% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% -1% 11% -1% -2% -4% -4% -6% 0%

Lancashire South Yorkshire Nottinghamshire Thames Valley Derbyshire Avon and Somerset West Yorkshire Greater Manchester Avon and Somerset West Yorkshire Avon and Somerset South Wales Avon and Somerset Humberside Dorset West Midlands Greater Manchester Humberside Greater Manchester West Midlands Cheshire Thames Valley Thames Valley Thames Valley Thames Valley London Greater Manchester

89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 88% 88% 88% 88% 88% 87% 87% 87% 87% 85% 85% 85% 80% 79% 77% 75% 62%

83% 83% 87% 88% 90% 90% 93% 93% 96% 100% 88% 89% 91% 92% 97% 87% 90% 90% 91% 72% 85% 86% 93% 83% 78% 74% 61%

6% 6% 2% 1% -1% -1% -4% -4% -7% -11% 0% -2% -3% -4% -9% 0% -3% -3% -4% 13% 0% -1% -13% -4% -1% 1% 1%

LINDEN BANK - Moving from mixed to single gender - assume 90% for March. BOWLING GREEN - Reduction in bedspaces due to flooding in January - Assume 90% for January - February. LAWSON HOUSE - Occupancy adjusted in March due to refurbishment. HESTIA STREATHAM - One bedspace down due to police investigation. Occupancy adjusted January - March. KATHERINE PRICE HUGHES HOUSE - Occupancy adjusted in June and July due to loss of 4 bedspaces for refurbishment. KELLEY HOUSE - Reduction in bedspaces due to refurbishment, occupancy adjusted January and February. CANADIAN AVENUE - Loss of 2 bedspaces due to broken window, occupancy adjusted August to November. WILTON PLACE - One room out of use due to broken windows - occupancy adjusted for April to May. DICKSON HOUSE - Occupancy adjusted in September due to loss of bedspaces as a result of community disturbances. QUEENS ROAD - Occupancy adjusted for March due to the refurbishment of two rooms. FLEMING HOUSE - Occupancy adjusted March to take into account rooms closed for refurbishment. ADELAIDE HOUSE - Occupancy adjusted for July to September due to refurbishment. PENNYWELL - Occupancy adjusted for March for agreed operational reasons. SOUTHVIEW - Occupancy adjusted for November to December due to agreed operational reasons. ASTRAL GROVE - Occupancy adjusted due to loss of two bedspaces for refurbishment in October, and loss of 7 bedspaces for refurbishment in March. QUAY HOUSE - Closure of Cluster property in February - occupancy adjusted for February to March to reflect loss of two bedspaces NORFOLK PARK - Repairs to cluster/cluster closed, occupancy adjusted August to September, November and January to March.

ROOKWOOD - Occupancy adjusted in July due to the closure of a cluster property for repairs, and between January and March, due to the closure of a cluster property due to community disturbances. STAITHEFORD HOUSE - Closed for refurbishment September and October, so presume 90% occupancy. WENGER HOUSE - Occupancy Adjusted due to refurbishment in March. THE COTTAGE - Closed for refurbishment April to December - assume 90%. ST CATHERINES - One bedspace down due to resident with contagious disease, so occupancy adjusted May. THE CRESCENT - One bed down due to leaking roof, occupancy adjusted November and March. ABINGDON ROAD - Occupancy adjusted due to accommodation of high risk offender between April and December. CLARKS HOUSE - Occupancy adjusted to take into account loss of bedspaces when moving from mixed to single gender October, December and January. MILTON KEYNES - Occupancy adjusted for a reduction in bedspaces due to staffing problems from December to March. ST LEONARDS - Occupancy adjusted for a reduction in bedspaces due to refurbishment in January and February. McINTYRE HOUSE - Closed during October and November due to community disturbances - assume 90%. ELLIOT HOUSE - Occupancy adjusted for refurbishment of one room in July. ST JOHNS - Occupancy adjusted for September due to burst water pipe. WESTGATE - Opened February 2005 - assume 90% February to March.

OCCUPANCY FIGURES FOR APPROVED PREMISES ON A REGIONAL BASIS Financial Year 2004/2005 REGION NO. OF AP. PREMISES Occupancy Occ 03-04 Change WALES North Wales, South Wales EASTERN Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk NORTH EAST Northumbria, Teesside WEST MIDLANDS Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia, West Midlands LONDON EAST MIDLANDS Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire YORKSHIRE/HUMBERSIDE Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire SOUTH WEST Avon and Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire NORTH WEST Cheshire, Cumbria, G. Manchester Lancashire, Merseyside SOUTH EAST Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex,

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95%

95%

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7

93%

91%

2%

6

93%

94%

-1%

13

92%

89%

3%

13

92%

90%

2%

8

92%

91%

1%

13

92%

92%

0%

9

91%

93%

-2%

16

89%

89%

0%

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85%

90%

-5%

Thames Valley