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Privacy Notice for Household Support Fund

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2. What and whose personal information do we hold?

If you are applying for the Household Support fund scheme, we will hold information about you because you are asking for financial assistance due to poverty. The types of information we collect and use will typically include:
  • contact details, including name, address, date of birth, NI numbers, telephone numbers and email address
  • information about your family, including personal details of the household that will make up your application
  • your address history 
  • financial income and debt details
  • savings information
  • debt and possession proceedings
  • medical conditions 
  • criminal convictions (where assessing your support needs if this is linked to your financial difficulties)
  • employment details
  • support needs
  • current landlord/mortgage provider details
  • proxy personal date (if you request for your application to be dealt with or made by a 3rd party)
  • any other relevant information to carry out our assessment
We have a legal obligation to obtain this information to so we can allocate this funding, and, in some instances, where there is a risk of harm, a vital interest to obtain and hold this information in accordance with Articles 6(1)(d) and 9(2)(g) of General Data Protection Regulations.
You may also be asked for your religion, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.  You do not have to give us this information unless it directly affects your current financial situation or circumstances and we need it to complete the assessment. You will not be asked for this information if it is not relevant to your financial position.