Last updated: Monday, 1 April 2019
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the
Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.
A personal budget is money that a person aged 18 or over may be allocated for their care and support following a care and financial assessment by Adult Care Services.
This personal budget puts individuals in charge of managing their own care and support needs, allowing them to choose how to spend the money allocated towards their requirements.
In order to provide this service the council will set up a user account for the individual or representative that will be in charge of managing the care package.
What personal information we collect
We collect personal information to make sure that we can carry out our work. The personal information we collect includes:
- Address and contact details including email address
- Age and date of birth
- Marital status
- Identifiers, such as your National Insurance number or NHS number
- Employment data
- Health or medical records, including disabilities
- Financial details, for example, bank details
- Ethicity or nationality
Who we collect personal information about
When we collect personal information it may be about:
- Service users
How we use personal information
We use your personal information to:
- Maintain accounts and records
- Administer the payments of cash budgets
- Prevent crime and prosecution
- Corporate administration
- Manage complaints and allegations
- Process applications, requests and appeals
- Undertake investigations and audits
Why we use your personal information
We're required by law to set up, make payments to and monitorindividual Adult Care Service User Personal Budget accounts where eligible following an assessment. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:
We're allowed to process personal and sensitive data for the following reasons under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Articles and the Data Protection Act:
- Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
- Public task or stautory function
Who we share your personal information with
We collect information from and disclose information to individuals and organisations that can support our work including:
- Council departments
- Law enforcement and prosecuting agencies
- Ombudsman and regulatory bodies
- Courts and tribunals
When we make an automated decision about your personal information
This service doesn't make any decisions using computers or programmes that don't involve a human being when using your personal information.
How long we keep your personal information
We keep personal information collected as part of this process for a minimum of 6 years from the date of collection, or for an additional length of time if necessary.
When we transfer your personal information beyond the European Economic Area (EEA)
This service doesn't transfer your information outside the EEA.
We do not routinely share data with any organisation outside the UK, but our website is available across the internet and we communicate with applicants and stakeholders wherever they are.