EASL is a not for profit organisation which employs experienced health professionals.
EASL is commissioned by a number of organisations working with homeless people across Greater London, to offer advice to their staff in relation to areas such as emotional well-being, mental health and substance use of their clients. In some circumstances we also offer assessments.
The purpose of this is to support better outcomes for people in relation to areas such as housing and health.
In order to do this EASL may need to record and keep some information on file and on computer which is personal and sensitive. This is in order to offer the most appropriate advice relating to support needs. We will only record information that is necessary. In some instances this means that we can avoid recording details such as a name or other identifying information.
Any information collected will be confidential to EASL and the partner agency we are working with, it will be shared within the EASL staff team, and with the relevant staff of the partner organisation to ensure an effective service is delivered.
EASL may also need to contact and exchange relevant information with other agencies who are involved in providing care and support, for example NHS or housing services. Usually EASL would not do this, instead offering support and advice to the partner organisation. If EASL does share any information, as far as possible and practicable, this will be done with consent, and clients will be able to see what information is shared.
The legal basis for EASL to process this information is based in the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) specifically:
Please note that in some situations where there is very significant concern about risks of harm EASL is required by law to share certain information, without consent.
EASL has consulted with best practice guides around the appropriate period to retain health information after which it will be disposed of securely.
If required, partner organisations will be able to arrange a meeting for clients with a representative from EASL. Alternatively EASL can be contacted directly c/o Barney Wells, Director either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by post EASL, Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX.
Easl will keep contact details of key staff in organisations that either commission our services, or that we might refer clients to as part of our commissioned service provision.As an organisation which is commissioned primarily to support the work of other organisations, we do not keep a database or mailing list of contacts.The legal basis for EASL to process this information is based in the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) specifically:
Easl will keep these details for as long as we have a working relationship with your organisation.You have the right to review and any information that we may hold relating to you and to correct any inaccuracies.If you are not satisfied by the response to any concerns you have about our processing of your information then you should seek guidance as to how to proceed from the Information Commissioner Office (ico.org.uk).