• Gender Pay Statement
  • Privacy
  • Accessibility
  • Whistleblowing

Danshell Healthcare Ltd – Gender Pay Calculations As At 5 April 2017

Danshell Healthcare Ltd was founded in 2010 and has grown rapidly through the acquisition of existing services for the past 7 years.  Danshell Healthcare Ltd provides various services across England and Scotland, focusing primarily on services for adults with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs.  Danshell Healthcare Ltd is one of the largest independent sector providers of learning disability services in the country with 26 services.

The care sector is traditionally where it is more likely to have a greater pool of women to recruit from than men.   This is reflected in our proportion of males to females in our pay band and overall headcount for each gender.  We do however, proactively recruit males in the services where we have male only service users.

Where there is a greater number of females employed at each band this in turn increases the % of the proportion of females to males.    The bonus payment scheme is payable to all Service Managers irrespective of their gender.  For this year’s calculation there are a higher number of female managers employed within the business at this time.

It is worth noting that Danshell Healthcare Ltd as a company have no significant gender pay gaps as demonstrated in our calculations.  Therefore there are no immediate actions we need to address as a business.  All the calculations are in line with those described in the guidance for the Equalities Act.

However, the company will continue to use effective recruitment and retention policies to ensure our workforce remains at the centre of delivering our high quality of service.   We will ensure we are compliant with any legal updates in respect of pay i.e. National Minimum Wage.  Danshell Healthcare Ltd will also continue to ensure through good practice there are no gender inequality gaps in the future.

Danshell has a commitment to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (along with our terms of use and any other documents referred to within it) sets out how any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be used or processed by the company.  It will also tell you about how we use Cookies and IP Addresses. It is important that you read the following carefully to ensure you understand our views and practices in relation to personal data and how it will be treated by the company.

The Data Protection Act 1998 ('the Act') and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 ("Regulations") are designed to protect individuals about whom information is entered and stored on computer and other systems. Accordingly, they lay down strict standards of accuracy, relevance and care of such data including how it may be divulged. Any data about individuals you enter onto our website directly or include in any message to us will be subject to the Act and Regulations and you are responsible for its accuracy and relevance and must have the authority to disclose it and for us to utilise it for the purposes of any arrangements concluded for or by you through this website. Utilising the data for such purposes may involve the transfer outside the European Economic Area of data which you have given to us. If you are in any doubt about any data please feel free to contact us with details of the problem first (see contact details below).

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is:
Danshell Group
1 Manchester Square

Information That May Be Collected
We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Any information provided by you through filling in forms on our site.
  • A record of correspondence may be kept if you contact us.
  • You may be asked to complete surveys to be used in research but there is no obligation to complete them.
  • Information and details of user visits to the website site including, but not restricted to; traffic or location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that accessed.

IP Addresses and Cookies
For system administration, we may collect information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type. This statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns does not identify any single person use.

Cookie files which are stored on the hard drive of your computer may be used to obtain information about your general internet. These contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive and help us improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They can enable us to:

  • Make an estimate of our audience size and usage pattern.
  • Store information about users' preferences, allowing us to customise the site more according to a user's individual interests.
  • Enhance the speed of searches.
  • Recognise a return visitor to the site.

It is possible to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. If the setting is selected you may not be able to access certain parts of our site. Unless the browser setting is adjusted to refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to the site.

Storage of Personal Data
We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with the Act and Regulations as well as this privacy policy. While we will do our best to protect personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of any data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once information is received we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Information Uses
Information given or obtained through your visit to this site may be held and used in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from the site is presented in the most effective manner for users and for their computer.
  • To provide users with information requested from us or which we feel may interest users, where they have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To allow users to take part in the interactive features of the website, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify users about changes to our service.

We may also use users' data, or permit selected third parties to use users' data, to provide users with information about goods and services which may be of interest and we or they may contact users about these by post, telephone, or email.

Information Disclosure
If Danshell or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets. If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Danshell, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

User Rights
Users have the right to ask us not to process personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform users (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose information to any third party for such purposes. Users can exercise their right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect data. Users can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at:

Danshell Group
Gateway 1
Holgate Park Drive
YO26 4GL

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If a user follows a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to Information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to:

Danshell Group
Gateway 1
Holgate Park Drive
YO26 4GL 

The Danshell Group is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

Whilst Danshell strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the Danshell website, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Please Note: Information in audio, braille and other languages is available on request

Other Information
Modern web browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome have extensive accessibility tools - please follow the links for more information/help.

Alternatively the NHS has a website specifically aimed at giving help with accessibility issues including, sight, hearing, motor skills and reading. Click here to visit their website.

External Confidential Whistleblowing Number:    Phone Icon Grey0844 257 8415

If you are a member of staff or indeed someone external to Danshell, and you have concerns about something that you think isn’t right about one of our services, then we would encourage you to report it as soon as possible.

Staff can raise a concern with their line manager or with any Director, however if you don’t feel comfortable following this process then you are able to call the number above confidentially. This phone line is also open to anyone external to Danshell who has a concern.

Our external confidential whistleblowing hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you can be assured that your concerns are taken seriously in a confidential manner.

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