Home Choices Privacy Notice

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Updated: 22 February 2023
Reviewed: 22 February 2023

The reasons we use your data

  • to issue crisis payments
  • to refer to relevant housing related support services
  • to assist with discharges from hospital
  • to support the PREVENT strategy
  • to record religious or racial crimes
  • to carry out our safeguarding duties
  • to provide housing advice and assistance (Housing Register)
  • to assist with Child Death Reviews
  • to assist with Serious Case Reviews
  • to undertake the councils roles and responsibilities under the governments Home For Ukraine sponsorship scheme
  • administration of First Homes

Why we are allowed to use your data

We process personal information to comply with our Legal Obligation, as part of our Public tasks, as part of a contact we have entered into or because you have provided your consent for certain processing.

Legal obligations or public task under various UK laws including but not limited to:

We process special category data for the following reasons:

Who we can share your data with

  • government departments
  • health agencies
  • registered providers
  • internal departments
  • landlords
  • medical services
  • other local authorities
  • police

When computers make any decisions about you

Not applicable

When your data gets sent to other countries

Not applicable

How long do we keep your personal information?

We keep information for a set period of time which is often set out in law and we try to include all of these in our Retention and Disposal Schedule which lists how long we hold your information. This can range from months for some records to decades for more sensitive records. 

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