Disabled facilities grant privacy notice

Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Council (“a data controller”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. As your local authority we have a duty to provide facilities for disabled persons in dwellings under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. The associated regulations set out that local authorities must consider awarding grants to disabled persons (subject to means testing and up to a prescribed maximum) to allow them to adapt their homes to meet their needs.

Our core obligations under the general data protection regulations (GDPR) and commitments are set out in our primary privacy notice.

This notice provides additional privacy information for:

  • Residents in privately owned properties who are applying or have applied for a Disabled Facilities Grant and also those residents who have received a Disabled Facilities Grant.
  • Tenants living in properties owned by Registered Social Landlords who are applying or have applied for a Disabled facilities Grant and also those tenants who have received a Disabled Facilities Grant.

It describes how we collect, use and share personal information about you:

  • before, during and after your relationship with us ends and,
  • the types of personal information we need to process, including information the law describes as “special” because of its sensitivity. It is important that you read this notice, together with any other privacy information so that you are aware of how and why we use your personal information.

We collect special information. The law treats some types of personal information as “special” because the information requires more protection due to its sensitivity. This information consists of:

  • Racial or ethnic origin
  • Sexuality and sexual life
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs
  • Trade Union membership
  • Political opinions
  • Genetic and bio-metric data
  • Physical or mental health
  • Criminal convictions and offences

The legal bases we rely on for processing your personal information are:

  • Necessary for compliance with a legal or statutory obligation

If we intend to use your information beyond legal obligations or to exercise specific rights we will seek your consent to process your information and full guidance will be provided.

Automated decision-making

All the decisions we make about you involve human intervention.