Housing - data specific purposes

If you come to us for housing services, including sheltered housing and homelessness, we will collect data such as name, address, date of birth, medical information, income and expenditure, schooling, work and family composition in order to assist us in the allocation of emergency/temporary accommodation or affordable longer term accommodation. This work is carried out under the Housing Act 1996. We retain the data about you in accordance with our retention policy (PDF) – the length of time it is retained depends on your needs and the type of tenancy you receive.