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Service adjustments

As a public authority and a provider of services to the public, we have a legal duty to comply with the Equality Act (2010).

This means we need to make service adjustments for anyone with a disability who contacts us in any capacity, to eliminate any barriers to accessing our services. Our lawful basis for processing this information is article 6(1)(c) of the UK GDPR as we have a legal obligation to provide this. Our processing of special category data, such as health information you give us, will be based on article 9(2)(a), which means we need your consent.

We’ll create a record of your adjustment requirements. These will give your name, contact details and type of adjustment required, along with a brief description of why it is required. Relevant staff can access this to ensure they are communicating with you in the required way.

How long we keep it

For information about this please see our retention schedule

What are your rights?

As we need your consent to process your special category data you have a right to withdraw your consent at any time.

For more information on your rights, please see ‘Your rights as an individual’.