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​Working in Care: Learning Disability Nurse

As part of our Working in Care series we’ve been taking a closer look at the roles and responsibilities of different jobs in social care.This time we’re exploring what a Learning Disability Nurse ...

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Working in Care: Support Worker

What is a Support Worker?A support worker plays an important part in enhancing the daily lives of the people in their care. For many of our clients, a support worker empowers people to live as in...

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What is a personalised care plan and what are the benefits for patients?

​There’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to health and social care. Every individual has their own needs and requirements, and these impact the type of care and the level of care th...

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​Samantha Gomm Joins our Homecare Division as Lead Nurse

As part of ensuring we always deliver the best levels of care and quality of service we’ve been making some key appointments within our team.One of these is Samantha Gomm who is joining our Homec...

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Why work for a healthcare staffing agency?

Working with a healthcare staffing agency such as Paterson Health and Social Care comes with a range of benefits. It’s no secret that demand for health and social care workers is at record levels...

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​Supporting vulnerable people to stay warm this winter.

It’s been impossible to escape the news about the energy crisis and with bills increasing, this can be a cause of anxiety for many elderly and vulnerable people. They might fear their energy sup...

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Paterson Health and Social Care – Reflecting on 2021

2021 has proved to be an exceptionally challenging year, particularly for the healthcare sector. With continued pressures posed by the pandemic, record levels of staff shortages, underfunding and...

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​Training and Development Opportunities in Social Care

Believe it or not, you don’t have to have vast experience or qualifications to embark on a career in social care. Instead, employers are much more impressed by the right attitude, your core values ...

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​Reward and Recognition in the Healthcare Sector

The health and social care sector is currently facing a serious staffing crisis. Currently, one in ten job vacancies in the UK are for jobs in the sector and if these aren’t filled, there is a hig...

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Attracting and Retaining Talent to a Career in Healthcare.

The UK was experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers prior to the pandemic however this has been exacerbated by the levels of stress and burnout placed on healthcare professionals throughout th...

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Things to consider when choosing a home care provider

Choosing the right care provider for you or a loved one is one of the most important things you can do. It’s attached to so many emotions and can feel like an overwhelming decision to make.Since ...

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The importance of CPR and Defibrillators

​Whether you’re a football fan or not, the hype around the Euros 2020 has been impossible to avoid. However, one of the most shocking things we’ve seen on the pitch this tournament wasn’t a goal or...

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Paterson Homecare - The Benefits of Using our Homecare Services

​Choosing the right care option for yourself or a loved one is a significant life decision. There are lots of factors to consider before making the decision including the level of care required, va...

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What is respite care and how could you benefit from it?

Respite care, sometimes known as replacement care is when someone else looks after the person you are caring for, enabling you to have a break from caring duties for a period of time.As a primary c...

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Top Tips for making your home more dementia friendly

​The Coronavirus pandemic hit care homes extremely hard, particularly in the initial months of the outbreak. As a result, many people are rethinking the types of care best suited to themselves or t...

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Inspired by a career in nursing? Here’s what you need to know…

​It has recently been reported that a record number of people have applied to study nursing at UK universities during the coronavirus pandemic.Statistics show that applications for nursing courses ...

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​How Technology is Revolutionising Home Care

Innovations in technology have been enhancing care services for years but the last 12 months have seen a rapid take up of tech solutions by care providers and users. Increased demand from service u...

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The Impact of the Pandemic on People with Autism

​April is Autism Awareness month and it got us thinking about how the pandemic and the impacts of lockdown have affected people with autism specifically.Autism is a spectrum disorder meaning the sy...

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Combating loneliness as it reaches a record high

​At the start of November, it was recorded that 8% of adults felt "always or often lonely." Staggeringly, this represents 4.2 million people in the UK.[1]Feelings of loneliness and isolation are ju...

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