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Strategic Housing privacy notice

Data we collect

The information we collect varies according to the purpose but would comprise some or all of the following;

  • personal information (such as name, addresses, dates of birth, national insurance numbers for you and certain persons in your household);
  • personal circumstances (such as relationships with others in the household, disabilities, certain medical details, whether you or any members of your household are a carer or being cared for, whether you or any members of your household are students, or persons from abroad)
  • financial information (such as all income and capital details, debts, whether you receive any maintenance, grants, loans or benefits)
  • housing details (such as the type of accommodation you currently live in, rent paid, landlord details and whether your rent is up to date); and
  • contact details (such as telephone numbers, email addresses to be able to contact you in relation to your claim)

Why we collect and use this information

  • Statutory requirements e.g. reporting to Government
  • Service delivery
  • Service improvement and planning
  • Regulatory, licensing and enforcement functions
  • Prevention and detection of crime
  • Financial transactions
  • Research inc. consultations

Why we are allowed to use your data

Legal obligation or public task under various UK laws including but not limited

  • The Housing Acts 1985,1988, 1996, 2002, 2004
  • The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
  • The Landlord and Tenant Act 1987
  • The Localism Act 2011
  • The Protection from Eviction Act 1977Housing Grants, Constructions and Regeneration 1996
  • Consent – consultations

Who we can share your data with

We do not share your data as a matter of course during the process of your application, however, if requested we may have to share your data with the following:

  • Judicial Agencies e.g. Courts
  • Police
  • Health Agencies
  • Education Providers
  • Other Local Authorities
  • Immigration Service
  • Government Departments e.g. HMRC, DWP, DCLG
  • Safeguarding Boards
  • Contractors providing housing services (e.g. plumbing, electricians, gas operatives etc.) and IT services
  • Elected Members & MPs (as your representative)
  • Funding Bodies
  • Registered Providers
  • Environment Agency
  • Worcestershire Regulatory Services

When computers make any decisions about you

Not applicable

When your data gets sent to other countries

Not applicable

Further information

For enquiries about this privacy notice and for deletion of data held under consent please email Strategic Housing

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