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Niche Jobs Ltd Privacy Policy

Socialcare.co.uk is a job advertising website run by Niche Jobs Ltd. Niche Jobs Ltd is not an employment agency and does not undertake such activities as would be consistent with acting as an agency.

This privacy policy applies only to this website. If you do not accept this privacy policy, you must not use the website. A user will have been deemed to have accepted our Privacy Policy when they register their details on the site, or set up a job alert emails.

We are committed to ensuring our user's privacy in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act, as well as ensuring a safe and secure user experience.

Personal (identifiable) information

When users submit identifiable* information to the website they are given the choice as to whether they wish their details to be visible to companies advertising on the website.

  • By selecting 'Allow companies to contact me about jobs', this means that a user's information, as it is entered on the website, may be viewed by companies who use our CV Search tool or watchdog function. At no point does Niche Jobs Ltd distribute a user's information to third parties beyond what we may be legally obligated to do.
  • By selecting 'I don't wish to be contacted about jobs by companies looking to hire', this means that a user's information will only be visible to a company advertising on the site if a user applies to a job being advertised by that company.

Whilst Niche Jobs Ltd makes every effort to restrict CV access to legitimate companies only, it cannot be held responsible for how CVs are used by third parties once they have been downloaded from our database.

  • Identifiable information is anything that is unique to a user (i.e. email addresses, telephone numbers and CV files).

Niche Jobs Ltd may from time to time send email-shots on behalf of third parties to users. Users can unsubscribe from mailshots using the unsubscribe link in the email or by contacting Niche Jobs Ltd via the Contact Us page on the website.

Non-identifiable information

Niche Jobs Ltd may also collect information (via cookies) about users and how they interact with the site, for purposes of performance measuring and statistics. This information is aggregated, so is not identifiable on an individual user basis.

Users may choose to accept or deny cookies from Niche Jobs Ltd, but users should be aware that if cookies are not permitted it may adversely affect a user’s experience of the site.

Removal of stored information

Niche Jobs Ltd reserves the right to remove user information from the database if that information is deemed obsolete or used in a way that is detrimental to the performance of the website or the reputation of the business as a whole.

A user may remove their details by selecting the 'Remove my account' option from their account menu, or by requesting the removal of their details via the 'Contact Us' link on the website. A confirmation of this removal will be sent to the user by Niche Jobs Ltd.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us at:

Niche Jobs Ltd.
30-34 North Street
Hailsham
East Sussex
BN27 1DW
United Kingdom

For Advertisers:

Niche Jobs Ltd makes every effort to ensure that advertiser details are kept safely and securely.

Advertiser details are kept in our secure database and are not distributed to third parties without express permission. Payment details are securely stored in third party systems.

This Privacy Policy is correct as of March 2016.

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Get your residents online and connect with them

Get your residents online and connect with them

The internet is a wonderful place for your residents to express themselves. Using unfamiliar technology can cause people to shy away from computers. However, the possibilities are so great that you owe it to yourself to get your residents online - give it a go!

It's easy to get caught up in routine when you work in a structured system. Care homes do need structure; you have too many important activities not to use it. Medication must be administered, food is needed and personal care must get done. You know your service users, their quirks, their expectations and their behaviours. At times, shifts run like clockwork, even in their unpredictability.

Structure is not always a bad thing but individuals cannot flourish without different opportunities to express themselves. They say 'a change is as good as a rest'. How can you spice up your service users' lives with an unexpected change?

Get online and share memories

The internet is a wonderful place for your residents to express themselves. Using unfamiliar technology can cause people to shy away from computers. However, the possibilities are so great that you owe it to yourself to give it a go!

Google Maps can be a lovely way of connecting with your residents. Perhaps they once lived in a different part of the country, in another country altogether, or had a holiday that they love to remember. With the Streetmap facility, they can even show you these places!

Alternatively, you could use Skype to keep in contact with relatives. So many people live in different countries and, with your residents likely on a budget, international phone calls are a real luxury. Half an hour on Skype to the daughter in Australia or the sister in Tanzania will make your resident's day – I guarantee it!

Finally, the absolute wealth of music available through services like Youtube, Spotify, Pandora, Grooveshark and Last.FM can inspire all kinds of activities. If you and your users can't think of specific artists, use Last.FM or Grooveshark to choose a genre and see what comes up.

Doing things like this will help your residents stay happy and fulfilled. They get to demonstrate their personality, it'll get them talking and you get to know how to work better with them by seeing what makes them tick.

The next time your shift is dragging and everyone's staring out the window, whip out the office laptop and get someone to show you something about themselves!

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