Home Choices Privacy Notice

Please see our full Privacy Notice

Updated: 5 April 2022
Reviewed: 5 April 2022

The reasons we use your data

  • To issue crisis payments
  • To support the PREVENT strategy
  • To record religious or racial crimes
  • To carry out our safeguarding duties
  • To provide housing advice and assistance
  • 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

Why we are allowed to use your data

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

  • Allocation of Housing (Qualification Criteria for Right to Move) (England) Regulations 2015/967
  • Care Act 2014
  • Care Standards Act 2000
  • Children Act 2004
  • Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970
  • Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015
  • Family Law Act 1996
  • Homelessness Act 2003
  • Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (England) Order 2012/2601
  • Housing Act 1985
  • Housing Act 1996
  • Housing Associations Act 1985
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1987
  • Localism Act 2011
  • Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • National Assistance Act 1948
  • Public Health (Amendments) Act 1907
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006
  • Consent – to provide advice and support about issues such as exclusion, arrears and homelessness.
  • To protect vital interests – Safeguarding adults
  • Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002
  • Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Who we can share your data with

  • Government departments
  • Health agencies
  • Housing Associations
  • 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.