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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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Infections in your care home - remember the basics, spread the word not the virus...

Infections in your care home - remember the basics, spread the word not the virus...

Do you know how to prevent and respond to bad cases of viral infection in your care home? In early April this year, five pensioners living at a Scottish nursing home died within 2 days of each other from flu infections. Don't let it happen in your care home.

Do you know how to prevent and respond to bad cases of viral infection in your care home? In early April this year, five pensioners living at a Scottish nursing home died within 2 days of each other from flu infections. Don't let it happen in your care home.

Flu viruses are often manageable but, in some cases, are absolutely deadly. This is more likely when the infected individuals are elderly, young or otherwise physically or mentally ill with compromised immune systems.

There are several things you can do to ensure best practice when combating infection in care homes; Learn how infections spread, learn how they can be combated and learn the habits of best practice that promote prevention. For more information and details, consult the Department of Health or NHS information resources online.

How infections spread

Infections occurs when bacteria move from one part of the body to another; from one body or object to another (such as a dirty bedpan or contaminated food); through the air; from faecal matter or via fluids and blood.

How to combat infection

Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. Don't have communal moisturizers, towels or bar soap. Don't wash your hands in food preparation areas or places where you clean commodes and bedpans.

Use alcohol disinfectant rub on clean hands; don't bother if your hands are visibly dirty. If things aren't cleaned properly first, you may not be able to disinfect them. Cleaning and disinfecting are different processes and the latter relies upon the former.

Don't wear jewellery on your hands and wrists as it will harbour germs. If you really must indicate your marital status, just wear your plain wedding band. Check all pre-packaged sterile equipment is still sealed before you use it.

Best practice to prevent infection

Always wash your hands and source protective equipment before any personal or physical procedure (be careful of service user allergies, e.g. latex). Always cover cuts, abrasions and sores with the appropriate dressings.

Launder blood-stained items separately. Dispose of sharps carefully in a box fit for purpose. General housekeeping, laundry services and waste disposal must be of the absolute highest and most rigorous standards with clearly defined schedules.

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