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Housing Associations

Specialists in Data Protection for Housing Associations

Built on years of experience in social housing, we understand the specific data challenges and risks you face as a provider of rental and shared ownership homes, and support.

We provide specialist resources, templates and training designed especially for housing associations.

To find out how we can help you to build customer and colleague trust, and fulfil your social purpose, click here to arrange a free call.

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We are so proud of our Director Clare Paterson, who has written the book she wishes she had access to when she worked in-house; “A Practical Guide to Data Protection in Social Housing”, published by Law Brief Publishing.

As well as explaining the legal requirements, this book highlights the many benefits to housing providers, from handling personal data in a compliant manner, including improved efficiency and increased customer trust, which both help landlords fulfil their social purpose more effectively.

This book shows everyone working in housing, not just data protection officers, how data protection can go from being seen as red tape or a blocker, to becoming the foundation on which to achieve the sector’s goals. It doesn’t just lay out the law, it also contains actionable advice and ideas for identifying risks and appropriate controls, and embedding data protection into the day-to-day work of social housing providers.

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A safe space for everyone with an interest in data, social housing, and purpose-driven organisations; we share knowledge and chat in a FREE, monthly, online get-together. Click here to join the LinkedIn group. Click here to see the latest dates.

Why choose us to help you build trust and achieve your purpose?

Simply put, we know social housing: Our housing association templates, tools and training are especially designed for social housing providers, based on years of experience of working in and with the sector.

Several members of the CPDP team have a background in social housing, and our director, Clare Paterson, has 25+ years of experience in quality assurance and risk management, including more than a decade specialising in data protection and 12 years in a large housing association.

What do people say?

“I first met Clare when she provided training to my colleagues and I at a previous organisation, I came away thinking what an interesting subject Data Protection is. I think that shows how amazing her training style truly is – not many people come out of a Data Protection Training session and decide that’s the career path they want to take! I love Clare’s approach to training, it’s not death by PowerPoint; she takes the time to talk things through and always applies examples specific to the audience’s job role.”

“I really enjoy the Hive sessions, you’ve got it just right. It’s a great place for people to share experiences in what can be a lonely world. Particularly enjoyed today’s session as I have little experience with FOIA but gave me some good tips to start shouting about. Thank you.”

“After seeing the Blocker to Builder session by Clare and Luke [Beckley], we went away and totally changed our approach to recruitment– we realised that instead of looking for candidates with data protection knowledge, we would be better off focusing our search for staff who had the right sort of skills.”