Last updated: Thursday, 9 August 2018
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the
Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.
The Discretionary Crisis Fund (DCF) is a fund of last resort to help people who find themselves in a crisis.
If you're eligible for support you can apply for an award and the kind of support you'll receive will depend on your circumstances.
If you receive help, it will be in the form of goods. You will not receive a cash payment.
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:
- Age and date of birth
- Telephone number
- National Insurance number
- Council Tax reference number
- Benefits detail
- Medical records
- Employment and education information
- Crime and offending data
- Financial information
- Family details
- Lifestyle and social circumstances
- Incident and accident details
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
- Process applications, requests and appeals
- Administer the collection or payment of taxes, benefits, and other revenues
Why we use your personal information
We're required by law to provide a local welfare provision scheme. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:
- The Localism Act 2011
- The Welfare Reform Act 2012
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:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- For a public task or statutory 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
- Other public bodies and authorities
- Partner agencies
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
Personal information collected as part of this process will be retained for a minimum of 6 years from the date of a record being created, or for an additional length of time as determined by our business requirements.
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.