These regulations deal with the sharing of data between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, local authorities and authorities that administer Housing Benefit,
including their service providers and persons exercising functions on their behalf, and between local authorities and social landlords.

This instrument prescribes purposes where information can be shared in accordance with powers in sections 130 (information-sharing in relation to provision of overnight care
etc), and held and used under section 131 (information-sharing in relation to welfare services etc), of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (the ‘2012 Act’).

The purpose of the regualtions is to allow the sharing of information particularly where various agencies are dealing with vulnerable adults who may need information, advice and support.