Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

U. Winfield made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Great Places Housing Group
This authority is not subject to FOI law, so is not legally obliged to respond (manylion).


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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Great Places Housing Group.

Dear Great Places Housing Group,
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield

Data Protection, Great Places Housing Group

7 Atodiad

Thank you for your email. The Data Protection Team will respond to you as
soon as possible.

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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Data Protection, Great Places Housing Group

To whom it may concern,

Thank you for your email dated 8 February 2021 requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act.

At present, housing associations are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Therefore, we do not have a statutory obligation to respond to requests for information made under this legislation. However, some of the information you have requested may be available on our website at www.greatplaces.org.uk

It is difficult to ascertain from your email why you require the information; however, should this be for a recognised research project or campaign we may be able to help you.

If you would like to discuss this matter in more detail, please contact me.

Kind regards,

Kerry Peach
Data Protection Coordinator
Great Places Housing Group
2a Derwent Avenue
Manchester
M21 7QP

[mobile number]

Email: [email address]

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Great Places Housing Group has 18,000 homes in 36 local
authority areas, including nearly 1,700 supported housing places for
vulnerable people, across the north of England. We develop around 400 new homes every
year to rent and buy and run a wide range of projects and initiatives to benefit
our customers and their communities.

Here at Great Places Housing Group, we care for your privacy. That is why we put extra care into ensuring your data is always secure, protected, and up to date. Our organisation is fully GDPR compliant - to learn more about how that affects the way we handle your data click here. If you have any questions related to data protection, or if you want to access, change, or remove the personal information we hold, contact our Data Protection Officer.

www.greatplaces.org.uk

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Data Protection, Great Places Housing Group,

Great Places Housing Group is named as a "Diversity Champion" in the 2015 list on Stonewall's website.

I am part of a group of concerned citizens working to update the list of Stonewall "Diversity Champions" for 2019 and 2020 (latest full years). We also want to find out more details of the submission(s) which applicants to the scheme have made and responses received from Stonewall. We are trying to ascertain the extent of the scheme which had about 800 members in 2015, overwhelmingly in the public sector. Stonewall receives £8M in income per year (2019), mostly from central Government and from the SDC scheme. We want to know more about what Stonewall is providing.

Yours sincerely,

U. Winfield

Data Protection, Great Places Housing Group

7 Atodiad

Thank you for your email. The Data Protection Team will respond to you as
soon as possible.

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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Dear Data Protection,

I have not heard anything from you. I really would like answers to my FoI questions, please. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

U. Winfield

Data Protection, Great Places Housing Group

7 Atodiad

Thank you for your email. The Data Protection Team will respond to you as
soon as possible.

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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mailto:[email address]

Dear Data Protection,

I have heard nothing from you. I really would like answers to my FoI questions. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

U. Winfield

Data Protection, Great Places Housing Group

7 Atodiad

Thank you for your email. The Data Protection Team will respond to you as
soon as possible.

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

References

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https://www.greatplaces.org.uk/privacy-p...
2. Data Protection
mailto:[email address]

Data Protection, Great Places Housing Group

To whom it may concern,

Thank you for your email.

As advised on 9 February 2021, housing associations such as ourselves are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. This is because we are not a public body as defined under this legislation. Therefore, we do not have a statutory obligation to respond to requests for information made under the Freedom of Information Act.

Accordingly, we will not be providing further response to your request at this time.

Kind regards,

Kerry Peach
Data Protection Coordinator
Great Places Housing Group
2a Derwent Avenue
Manchester
M21 7QP

[mobile number]

Email: [email address]

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Great Places Housing Group has 18,000 homes in 36 local
authority areas, including nearly 1,700 supported housing places for
vulnerable people, across the north of England. We develop around 400 new homes every
year to rent and buy and run a wide range of projects and initiatives to benefit
our customers and their communities.

Here at Great Places Housing Group, we care for your privacy. That is why we put extra care into ensuring your data is always secure, protected, and up to date. Our organisation is fully GDPR compliant - to learn more about how that affects the way we handle your data click here. If you have any questions related to data protection, or if you want to access, change, or remove the personal information we hold, contact our Data Protection Officer.

www.greatplaces.org.uk

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Data Protection,

I know that, as a housing association, you are not obliged to respond. But I will highlight this refusal in my report on the responses which I have received to my inquiries.

Stonewall are a major, if not the major influence, in so-called LGBT+ advice and campaigning in all public and private bodies in the UK, including schools. Our questions are legitimate ones and the answers will be of interest to the public.

I am disappointed.

Yours sincerely,

U. Winfield

Data Protection, Great Places Housing Group

7 Atodiad

Thank you for your email. The Data Protection Team will respond to you as
soon as possible.

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

References

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