GDPR (new data protection regulations) for LCiL service users and PA employers

Published: May 22, 2018

On 25th May 2018, new data protection regulations, or GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes in to effect and in order to comply with these new regulations we need your consent to continue to hold information on you as an LCiL service user.

If you’ve used or use any of our services – the Independent Living Team, Payroll, SDS Development or Grapevine Disability Information Service – you will have received, by post or email, information from us on the type of information we store, how we store it and how it is used.

It is vital that, if you have received this email or letter, and wish to continue to receive a service from us, that you update your preferences with us as quickly as possible. If we do not have your permission we cannot contact you after 25th May 2018.

For PA employers

If you are a Personal Assistant (PA) employer, the GDPR rules also apply to you. We have prepared a factsheet (download here) outlining what GDPR is, how it affects you and what you need to do to be compliant.  There is a template GDPR policy (download here) for you to use with your employees and amended terms and conditions (contract) template which are GDPR compliant (see example here). You can download the factsheet or contact your Independent Living Officer (ILO) for more information. Alternatively you can call the LCiL mainline on 0131 475 2350 or email

You can also find out more about GDPR via the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office;

LCiL’s privacy policy can be downloaded from our E-library here.

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