1. Rosie2

    Rosie2 Registered User

    May 17, 2008
    47
    Has anyone been required to give a care home a NI number and if so why would they need it.
    I rang electoral register office today to change my husbands address and found that they already had him on their list. Electoral officers had been targeting care homes apparently.
    I sorted things out with officer but care home said they needed his NI number anyway for their records.
     
  2. ITBookworm

    ITBookworm Registered User

    Oct 26, 2011
    451
    Glasgow
    They seem to be asking for NI number as part of the re-register on the electoral roll thing now. Confused me no end when they asked for mine on the form.

    We'll not go into the fact that they then decided there was something wrong with my details even though I was already on the list at the same address and had been for the last 6 years :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  3. Rosie2

    Rosie2 Registered User

    May 17, 2008
    47
    A new form arrived for my household today but did not request NI numbers.
    Care home rang me for my husbands number and I told them that I had already sorted his registration. They rang me back a few minutes later and said they needed it for their own records. My question is for what purpose would the care home need it.
     
  4. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
    2,046
    Staffs
    Is your OH changing GP?
     
  5. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,418
    That wouldn't involve his NI number - that would be the NHS number.

    From https://www.gov.uk/national-insurance/your-national-insurance-number
     
  6. Rosie2

    Rosie2 Registered User

    May 17, 2008
    47
    No not at the moment. The care home has pushed for this but my husband's care home is within the same postcode area and a such can stay with same GP.
    Now I'm thinking. Can they change GP's without my knowledge.
     
  7. Rosie2

    Rosie2 Registered User

    May 17, 2008
    47
  8. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,288
    Male
    North Manchester
    Until recently electoral roll registration allowed a 'head of household' to sign on behalf of all residents, the CH manager could do this, the law has been changed to individual registration and the concept of 'head of household' no longer exists.

    If a person is individually registering at an address there are already registered at no additional proof of identity is required.

    If the person is new to the address the electoral registration office can use the NINO as part of the identity check, they are other means but this is the first approach. The NINO is proving difficult as all the office can do is ask the DWP for confirmation and if somebody is named as William Joseph Smith on the NINO both Bill and William Smith will return 'no match'. Some ethnic names produce even bigger problems.

    There is currently a mini-registration in progress in preparation for the general election, mini means the forms are sent out but there is no follow up.
     
  9. Rosie2

    Rosie2 Registered User

    May 17, 2008
    47
    So could the electoral officers be targeting the care homes because of the general election or is this a regular practice.
    I registered my husband at his new address with his voting documents sent to my address. I did need to supply his NINO.
     
  10. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,288
    Male
    North Manchester
    #10 nitram, Feb 23, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
    The electoral office have a duty to attempt to register all permanent residents in the LA area, previously the CH manager just signed a single form containing all residents..
     

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