Isle of Wight Council

Initial Housing Enquiry
GDPR Statement
The Isle of Wight Council is the data controller for the personal information you provide on this form. The council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted at You can contact the council by phone on 01983 821000, or by writing to us at County Hall, High Street, Newport, IW PO30 1UD.

The data captured by this form will be used to trigger a homelessness approach to the Isle of Wight Council under duties defined by Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

The data collected in this form will be sent to the following: Homeless Section and will be shared with: Council Tax, Housing Benefits, Local Council Tax Support, Supporting People, Adult Social Services, Children’s Social Services, Strengthening Families, Housing Renewals, Public Health and external agencies; for the purpose of processing applications, preventing homelessness, assessing housing need and eligibility for social housing, providing assistance in relation to sustaining accommodation, to maximise individuals income through means of available support, for identifying and providing for support needs and to identify persons responsible for the recovery of any Council debts.Please note that the Council may share your information in the absence of consent, for the purpose of crime prevention or detection, in accordance with the law.

We will keep your personal data in accordance with our Retention Policy which is available on our website.

You have a number of rights under the data protection legislation. Please note not all of these rights apply to all processing and any request will be considered on a case by case basis. Your rights include:
  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erasure
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights related to automated decision making, including profiling
If you are not happy with the way the council is handling your personal information you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Email: ; website:; telephone: 03031231113

For further details on how your information is used; how we maintain the security of your information; and your rights, including how to access information we hold on you, and how to complain if you have any concerns about how your personal details are processed, please visit or email

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You can also review any forms you have already submitted, and print a copy, as well as saving and updating your contact details.