Privacy Notice

The Council is the data controller for purposes of the Data Protection Act (2018) and EU General Data Protection Regulation as of May 2018 and is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Brighton & Hove City Council are committed to protecting your personal information. As a data controller we have a responsibility to make sure you know why and how your personal information is being collected in accordance with relevant data protection law.

Purposes and lawful basis of processing

We are collecting your data for the purpose of processing you application for a Disabled Facilities Grant. To process your application we will need your completed grant application form and any relevant supporting documents. Your contact details may be used for communication purposes in relation to your application.

We have a legal obligation to process your information, specifically working within the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.

We process special category data as it is necessary for the provision of health and social care.

Who we will share your data with

Your data may be shared externally with Mears Home Improvement Agency if you opt to employ them, which would mean your data may also be shared with the selected Framework Contractor.

How long we will hold your data (retention)

We will hold your data for seven years from close of case.

Transferring data outside the European Economic Area

Your information is not processed outside of the European Economic Area.

Your information rights

Under GDPR you have certain rights concerning your information.

For further information on your rights visit our website.

How to get advice or make a complaint

Data protection contacts

If you wish to discuss any of your data protection rights, you can contact the Data Protection Team on 01273 295959 or by email at

Contact the council's Data Protection Officer 

Whilst we would prefer that you contact us first with any concerns that you might have, you can also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. The ICO is the national regulator with responsibility for ensuring compliance with data protection.

Information Commissioner’s Office

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Contact details for the ICO is stated below:

You can contact the ICO:

  • on their website
  • by telephone: 0303 123 1113
  • by post: Wycliffe House, Water Ln, Wilmslow SK9 5AF

This Privacy Notice will be subject to review when there is a change.