This Privacy Notice explains how we use the information that we collect about you.

Fife Council uses the information provided by you, within your tenancy assistance plan, with a view to enabling continuous occupancy of your tenancy and enhancing sustainment of your accommodation.

Fife Council has a statutory function to assist you in sustaining housing in terms of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987, Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 and Housing (Scotland) Act 2014.

The personal information we gather and use includes:

  • name
  • national insurance number
  • contact details
  • date of birth for the applicant and household members

We also gather information on:

  • medical information
  • details of any vulnerabilities and the reasons you require support
  • your physical & emotional well-being
  • parenting and care requirements
  • risk information including any criminal convictions

We share your information with Fife Council Housing Services and short-term housing support providers as well as those involved in the management of your tenancy, temporary accommodation, and/or accommodation-based support.

We receive additional information from you or a referrer to enable advice and assistance to be given. For example, information from NHS, Social Work Services, Health & Social Care Partnership, and voluntary agencies.

We receive information about you from your current or previous landlord, including any temporary accommodation providers.

We obtain information about you from previous housing support applications that you have submitted.

By completing this application form, we gather information about household members on your application.

We can contact other individuals as a result of the information that you or the referrer have provided. For example, former support worker contact details.

We obtain risk assessment information about you and your household members from:

  • Social Work Services
  • Previous Housing Support Applications and Providers
  • Referrers
  • Current Landlords including Temporary Accommodation Providers
  • Police Scotland
  • NHS
  • any other agency where appropriate

In the event that we did not request and use this information then it would not be possible to provide tenancy assistance.

The Council will not keep your information for longer than is necessary. In some instances the law sets the length of time information has to be kept. The Council has a retention schedule that sets out how long we hold different types of information. The retention schedule can be found on our Privacy policy page.

Further information on how your information is used and why can be found at

The Council's Data Protection Officer can be contacted at: