P3 – providing services for rough sleepers on behalf of the council

The 6 Gloucestershire district Councils, along with NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and Gloucestershire County Council, jointly commission P3 to provide an Outreach service to identify and assist rough sleepers on our behalf.  

In addition, the 6 Gloucestershire district Councils, along with NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Gloucestershire County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire, commission P3 to provide outcome-based services specifically focused on helping a number of long term entrenched rough sleepers on our behalf. 

P3 (People, Potential, Possibilities) is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, and incorporates The Rugby Portobello Trust and Amber Trust. 

Why information is collected about you

P3 will collect personal data from you on our behalf in order to fulfil a range of functions as outlined below:

  • Reduce and prevent rough sleeping
  • Develop networks and pathways to assist rough sleepers into accommodation
  • Where appropriate, reconnect rough sleepers to their area of origin and support networks
  • Provide advice and assistance to ensure that rough sleepers do not have to live on or return to the streets
  • Verify rough sleeping numbers to inform partnership working and commissioning
  • Where appropriate, support activities to help reduce anti-social behaviour and improve community safety
  • Improve access to health care
  • Assist entrenched rough sleepers into education, training and/or employment

In most cases P3 will provide these services to you on our behalf with your consent. The councils/P3 can also collect personal data about you where it is in the public interest to so or there is a task vested in the councils, such as to prevent homelessness, reduce anti-social behaviour and/or promote safeguarding activities.

What information is collected about you?

P3 will, on our behalf, collect personal information that may directly or indirectly identify you e.g. name, address, data of birth etc. P3 may also ask for sensitive personal data which is known as “special categories of personal data” e.g. information about health, religion etc.

Who do we share the information with?

P3 may, on our behalf, share personal data with other organisations that are involved in your care, support or treatment. In most cases P3 will share this information with your consent. The Councils/P3 can also share personal data about you where it is in the public interest to so or there is a task vested in the councils, such as to prevent homelessness, reduce anti-social behaviour and/or promote Safeguarding activities.

Is any information transferred to or stored on servers based outside the European Economic Area?

No.

How long do we keep your information?

P3 will store your personal data, including support plans/risk assessments, for seven years following the last contact P3 has had with you.

Who do we collect information from?

P3 will collect information from you on our behalf via the Support Plan/Risk Assessment and potentially from other  sources such as partner agencies, statutory services, friends and relatives,  as necessary, in order to inform your ongoing support.

What are the consequences if we do not collect the data?

P3 may be unable to provide services for you on our behalf. The councils will not be able to monitor homelessness or safeguarding issues or reduce anti-social behaviour.

Are any decisions about you made by automatic means?

No.