Welfare Reform changes affect people who currently claim benefits.
- Bedroom Tax
- Benefit Cap
- Changes to council tax benefit
This section will detail what personal information we collect about you and use if you are a prospective tenant.
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
Sometimes we will ask for or obtain special categories of information (information relating to your health, genetic or biometric data, criminal convictions, sex life, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership) because it is relevant to the housing services we provide to you or information regarding criminal convictions for the purposes of preventing, detecting and investigating fraud. The types of special categories of personal data or information regarding criminal convictions that we may collect include;
We will use the categories of personal data and sensitive personal data in order add you to the Housing Waiting List Database and, if your application is successful, in order to register you as a new tenant.
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
|Purpose/Activity||Type of data||Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest|
|To register you on the Housing Waiting List Database and in order to register you as a new tenant
(a) Identity data
(b) Contact data
(c) Language data
(d) Eviction data
(e) Reference data
(f) Financial data
(g) Relationship data
(h) Armed services data
|Some personal data must be processed in order for us to take steps at the request of the you prior to entering into a contract and then when we have entered into a contract with you (i.e. a tenancy agreement)
In other circumstances it is necessary for the legitimate interests of us in order to assess the suitability of the accommodation, provide you with appropriate accommodation and access and provide appropriate support.
In certain circumstances we will process the personal data in order to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations (such as in relation to fraud and universal credit), and acting in the public interest
|Special Categories of Personal Data
(i) Health Data
(j) Immigration status
(k) Harassment Data
(l) Eviction data
(m) Criminal Data
(n) Disability and vulnerability data
(o) Anti-social behaviour data
|We minimise our holding and use of sensitive categories of personal information but, given the services we provide, there are times when we use it to ensure that we understand your needs (for example when providing accommodation for disabled persons, or persons with risks relating to medical conditions, harassment or criminal activity) and in order to help you access care services.
We will usually be processing this information to allow us to comply with our legal obligations, act in the substantial public interest in relation to the services we provide, to provide you with social care, or to deal with any legal action. There may be times where we need to ask you for your consent to use this type of personal information, in which case we will always notify you and make this clear.