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5 Top Tips for Reviewing your Employee Benefit Strategy

5 Top Tips for Reviewing your Employee Benefit Strategy

It’s important to monitor and review your employee wellbeing and benefits strategy on a regular basis, updating it as staff, finances and tax benefit rules change.

So, what 5 key steps can you and your business follow to ensure that your current or future wellbeing and benefit strategy is performing at its best, and your team are getting the most value out of the benefits that you’re offering them?

Let’s take a read… 🥰

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Kindness as a chemical – how helping others helps our wellbeing

Kindness as a chemical – how helping others helps our wellbeing

We’ve all experienced that little lift when you do something nice for someone – whether it’s giving a thoughtful gift, running an errand for them, or simply sharing a hug (in our bubbles). But did you know, that act of kindness is actually triggering the release of chemicals in our bodies? 🧠

Lets find out more… 🥰

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Period Poverty Tackled with Paycare and Wolves Foundation Charity Donation

Period Poverty Tackled with Paycare and Wolves Foundation Charity Donation

Period poverty is a problem we often associate with developing countries – but it’s a very real problem in the UK too. That’s why Paycare has been working alongside the Wolves Foundation to help ensure people in the city can have safe and hygienic ways to deal with menstruation ❤

Take a read of our blog to find out more… 🥰

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4 Ways Paycare Perks can make you Financially Fit!

4 Ways Paycare Perks can make you Financially Fit!

Included as standard across the majority of our Health Cash Plans and Bundle Wellbeing Package, Paycare Perks offers a range of discounts and free services to Paycare Policyholders and Bundle Members on a host of everyday purchases.

Here are four ways that Paycare Perks can benefit your day-to-day life: Lets take a read 😊

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Achieving a Work/Life Balance

Achieving a Work/Life Balance

It’s National Work Life Week this week (October 12th to 16th) – and this year it’s more important than ever, with working from home becoming the norm for millions across the UK.

Let’s take a read and find out how you can achieve the work/life balance that works for you – all thanks to our Wellbeing Manager, Kerry Mitchell… 🙌

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Back Pain – How you can support your employees

Back Pain – How you can support your employees

Back pain might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to your workplace wellbeing strategy – but when you consider the impact it could have on your staff, and your business as a whole, knowing how to prevent and support those suffering with it could make a huge difference.

Let’s take a read to find out how you can support your employees when it comes to back pain… 🙌

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World Mental Health Day highlights need for Employer Training

World Mental Health Day highlights need for Employer Training

Each year on October 10th, there is a concentrated effort to highlight mental health across the globe 🌍

Only around a tenth of the UK health and social budget is targeted towards mental health, and there are sadly still many people struggling to access services they desperately need…

In support of World Mental Health Day, let’s hear what our Wellbeing Manager and Mental Health Trainer, Kerry B Mitchell, explained… 🥰

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Kindness and Mental Health: Our upcoming free e-clinic…

Kindness and Mental Health: Our upcoming free e-clinic…

This year has been a tough one, particularly for people living with mental illness and their carers. Research suggests that nearly 80% of people living with mental illness say that Covid-19 and associated lockdown has made their mental health worse.

For more information about Paycare Wellbeing’s next free upcoming e-clininc, take a read 😊

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What is self-care?

What is self-care?

Did you know, the benefits of self-care are INVALUABLE in improving our general wellbeing?

Our incredibly talented Customer Services Assistant, Becky, has written a poem for us to share with our Policyholders, People and Community…

Here are some top tips on how we can all learn take care of ourselves 🧡

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How we can take better care of our eyes

How we can take better care of our eyes

In support of National Eye Health Week, we have teamed up with Helen Brown, Campaigns and Grants Manager at Beacon Centre, to share with you some top tips around good eye health and how to look after your eyes, all in support of National Eye Health Week!

Let’s take a look…

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How to avoid Stress Eating

How to avoid Stress Eating

With COVID-19 seeing many of our eating habits changed over the last few weeks and with nutrition playing a key role in how we operate day-to-day, Laura shares her top tips on how to avoid stress eating while navigating our ways through the current living in which social distancing measures require…

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4 Ways to Feel Better and Turn a Blue Day into a New Day!

4 Ways to Feel Better and Turn a Blue Day into a New Day!

In order to help brighten up your day, we share 4 Ways to Feel Better and Turn a Blue Day into a New Day, all thanks to our lovely Wellbeing Manager and Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Kerry! We don’t think they’re worth missing… so let’s start our day off right and take a look!

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Keeping Those Communication Channels Flowing

Keeping Those Communication Channels Flowing

Encouraging and facilitating regular communication is absolutely vital in demonstrating your support, keeping motivation going, and helping to ensure we all stay positive and mind-healthy! So, what can we do to keep in touch with each other – both as an employer or employee, but also as a friend, family member, or neighbour? Here are just a few ideas… Let’s take a read 🙂

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Stay Focused on Personal Health & Wellbeing

Stay Focused on Personal Health & Wellbeing

At Paycare, people are at the heart of absolutely everything we do, which is why we want to ensure that as a Policyholder, you continue to take advantage of the wide range of wellbeing services available as part of your plan 😊

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4 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

4 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

In this week’s blog, we’ve teamed up with our very own Wellbeing Manager, Kerry B. Mitchell, who shares her top 4 ways to manage, and hopefully reduce, the anxiousness people might be experiencing during the current health crisis. Let’s take a read! 🙌

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Home Schooling — You Can Do It!

Home Schooling — You Can Do It!

In our latest blog, we share some tips and tricks from our very own Wellbeing Manager (and mum of two) Kerry B. Mitchell, on how parents can manage the difficult task of homeschooling, and ensuring they protect their own mental health and wellbeing during the COVID19 outbreak… let’s take a read! 🙌🎒

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Tips for Staying Active During Social Isolation

Tips for Staying Active During Social Isolation

In this week’s blog, we share some simple ways to keep physically active, whilst also protecting our families, friends and communities by adhering to the rules and, importantly, staying at home. Lets take a read… 😊

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Water for Life – 6 Top Tips on Hydration for Health

Water for Life – 6 Top Tips on Hydration for Health

So we can explore the physical benefits of staying hydrated, this month we’ve teamed up with, friend of Paycare and healthcare expert, Laura Butler of WelLBe Coaching, who provides us with 6 top tips to staying hydrated and the importance hydration has on our health! Take a look 😊

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Pull the covers on your bad night’s sleep!

Pull the covers on your bad night’s sleep!

Sleeping comes with an absolute abundance of benefits. However, getting a good night’s sleep can often get side-lined. We have teamed up with Paycare Partners, Medstars, to investigate your bad night’s sleep – let’s have a read!

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) – A Brief Guide

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) – A Brief Guide

With recent reports from England’s Chief Medical Officer, the UK continues to see a rise in those testing positive for Coronavirus. At the start of the outbreak, we reached out to our GP 24/7 provider to share some information on what Coronavirus really is, and how you can recognise it… let’s take a read! 😊

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Tips to Get Others Talking

Tips to Get Others Talking

From being warm yet direct, to asking twice – in support of Time to Talk Day, our Wellbeing Manager and hugely experienced Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Kerry Mitchell, explains how we can be both better at listening, and better at talking to each other, by sharing five top tips on becoming more comfortable at approaching mental health. Let’s take a look! 🧡

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Become Financially Fit for New Year

Become Financially Fit for New Year

We all know Christmas can be a very stressful and expensive time of the year, and the constant spending soon creates that ever-growing dent in our pockets! That’s why we have collated three simple (yet very effective) steps which you can implement this year to prepare for Christmas 2020, so that in 12 months’ time you don’t have to!

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12 days of Health and Wellbeing this Christmas…

12 days of Health and Wellbeing this Christmas…

Christmas is a time of celebration, where we eat, drink, spend time with loved ones and colleagues and generally enjoy all the festivities that come with it. However, for those who struggle with their mental health, the festive season can be difficult. So, our 12 days of Health and Wellbeing this Christmas blog, takes a look at the 12 ways we can look after our mental health during this festive season – from planning ahead and getting outside, all the way getting enough sleep and making time for the most important person in your life, YOU – take a read!

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What happens to your body when you’re stressed?

What happens to your body when you’re stressed?

Stress – something which many of us suffer with throughout our hectic, daily lives. But how many of us tend to fall into the trap of ignoring it? Our Paycare Partners, Medstars, bring you a blog which shares a first person encounter of high-stress, and explores the symptoms you can look out for. It’s a very insightful and educational read, so grab a coffee and digest!

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Taking Time to De-Stress

Taking Time to De-Stress

At Paycare, we’re passionate about ensuring our Policyholders take care of their health and wellbeing. That’s why, in light on National Stress Awareness Day, we have provided you lovely lot with 6 small but effective steps that can help to not only alleviate the impact of stress, but reduce it too… take a look!

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The Right to Disconnect

The Right to Disconnect

The boundaries between personal and professional are blurring more than ever, and you may already be finding yourself answering emails throughout the evenings and weekends, forgetting to eat lunch because you’re so engrossed in a task, or feeling the mental and physical ill-effects of staring at a screen for the majority of your waking hours.

If that sounds like you, then you’re not alone…. 🧡

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How we’re protecting team health & wellbeing during COVID-19

How we’re protecting team health & wellbeing during COVID-19

As an organisation which looks after the health and wellbeing of thousands of individuals across the UK, as well as employs a 30-strong team, we’re one of many businesses that have had to adapt.

What are we doing at Paycare to ensure that our Policyholders and our own team are well looked after during the current pandemic? 🧡

Let’s take a read… 🥰

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Presenteeism: A Hidden Cost to Employers

Presenteeism: A Hidden Cost to Employers

In this week’s blog, we take a deep dive into what presenteeism is, how it can impact employers and their teams, and what steps can be taken to reduce it — especially at a time when more of us are ‘isolated’ more than ever before… 👇

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Keeping Those Communication Channels Flowing

Keeping Those Communication Channels Flowing

Encouraging and facilitating regular communication is absolutely vital in demonstrating your support, keeping motivation going, and helping to ensure we all stay positive and mind-healthy! So, what can we do to keep in touch with each other – both as an employer or employee, but also as a friend, family member, or neighbour? Here are just a few ideas… Let’s take a read 🙂

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Stay Focused on Personal Health & Wellbeing

Stay Focused on Personal Health & Wellbeing

At Paycare, people are at the heart of absolutely everything we do, which is why we want to ensure that as a Policyholder, you continue to take advantage of the wide range of wellbeing services available as part of your plan 😊

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4 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

4 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

In this week’s blog, we’ve teamed up with our very own Wellbeing Manager, Kerry B. Mitchell, who shares her top 4 ways to manage, and hopefully reduce, the anxiousness people might be experiencing during the current health crisis. Let’s take a read! 🙌

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Employee Appreciation Day… Today and Every Day

Employee Appreciation Day… Today and Every Day

Did you know that 80% of employees say they’re more motivated to work hard when they feel appreciated? Well, in support of #EmployeeAppreciationDay, we share three ways companies can thank their employees for their hard work and effort, with recognition and appreciation! Let’s take a read 🙌

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New Year, New Service | We’re Launching Mental Health Training in 2020!

New Year, New Service | We’re Launching Mental Health Training in 2020!

We have launched a brand-new service focused entirely on promoting positive mental health, headed up by our very own qualified Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Kerry Mitchell! That’s right – our new area of support, Paycare Wellbeing, has been specifically designed to offer fully qualified training to help employers and their staff identify, manage, and support mental health at work. To learn more about what the course offers – check out the blog!

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12 days of Health and Wellbeing this Christmas…

12 days of Health and Wellbeing this Christmas…

Christmas is a time of celebration, where we eat, drink, spend time with loved ones and colleagues and generally enjoy all the festivities that come with it. However, for those who struggle with their mental health, the festive season can be difficult. So, our 12 days of Health and Wellbeing this Christmas blog, takes a look at the 12 ways we can look after our mental health during this festive season – from planning ahead and getting outside, all the way getting enough sleep and making time for the most important person in your life, YOU – take a read!

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Set Up Your Home Office Correctly to Avoid Back Problems

Set Up Your Home Office Correctly to Avoid Back Problems

With flexible working, the cost of childcare, and the lengthy commutes on the up, we have teamed up with this month’s guest bloggers, Anglia Chiropractic Healthcare, who have provided us with 4 top tips on how to avoid back problems when setting up your very own office at home – all in support of Back Care Awareness Week, check it out!

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How the Workplace Health & Wellbeing Agenda is Changing

How the Workplace Health & Wellbeing Agenda is Changing

This year, we published our white paper on Tackling Poor Health In The Workplace and we’re urging more businesses to be prepared for the changing employee health agenda in 2019. Through our comprehensive research and data collection, we found that a lack of support at work for employees resulted directly (and indirectly) on sickness rates, presenteeism, reduced productivity, and team morale. Take a read of our latest Workplace Wellbeing blog and discover how a Health Cash Plan can help businesses to support employee mental, physical and financial health!

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Payroll deduction with Wolverhampton City Credit Union

Payroll deduction with Wolverhampton City Credit Union

Money worries can keep your employees awake at night and leave everyone feeling more stressed out during the day. And we know that if your team aren’t feeling 100% at work their performance can suffer, making them feel even more stressed. This month, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Wolverhampton City Credit Union to explore the benefits of regular savings, and how setting up a payroll deduction scheme can support employee financial wellbeing.

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Businesses must act now on employee health and wellbeing

Businesses must act now on employee health and wellbeing

Our Tackling Poor Health in the Workplace white paper published last month brings together research from public and private sector sources to provide a comprehensive guide for businesses on the compelling reasons to implement better practices such as flexible working, confidential Employee Assistance Programmes and cashback on healthcare services – read more in our latest blog and find out how to download your own copy!

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What is self-care?

What is self-care?

Did you know, the benefits of self-care are INVALUABLE in improving our general wellbeing?

Our incredibly talented Customer Services Assistant, Becky, has written a poem for us to share with our Policyholders, People and Community…

Here are some top tips on how we can all learn take care of ourselves 🧡

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Proud to sponsor community champions in Shropshire!

Proud to sponsor community champions in Shropshire!

Paycare are thrilled to be sponsoring the Service to the Community accolade at the first-ever Chamber Champion awards launched by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce.

Take a read of the blog to learn more about the exciting occasion! 🙌

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Domestic Abuse Live Chat: An even more essential lifeline during lockdown…

Domestic Abuse Live Chat: An even more essential lifeline during lockdown…

For the past two years, Paycare has sponsored a live chat which was launched by The Haven Wolverhampton, to ensure women and children at risk of domestic abuse were able to contact them discreetly and securely.

Sadly, the amount of people needing The Haven’s services has increased during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown…

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How we’re protecting team health & wellbeing during COVID-19

How we’re protecting team health & wellbeing during COVID-19

As an organisation which looks after the health and wellbeing of thousands of individuals across the UK, as well as employs a 30-strong team, we’re one of many businesses that have had to adapt.

What are we doing at Paycare to ensure that our Policyholders and our own team are well looked after during the current pandemic? 🧡

Let’s take a read… 🥰

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Remaining responsive during COVID-19

Remaining responsive during COVID-19

Like so many during this pandemic, we’ve had to face and overcome some challenging obstacles as a business and we wanted to take this opportunity to share an update about how we’re responding to these challenges and our plans for the future.

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Paycare partners with Luxury Brand to offer at-home getaways!

Paycare partners with Luxury Brand to offer at-home getaways!

The Paycare team have some exciting news to share with you all…
We understand that so many people across the UK will be missing out on their summer holidays and well-deserved breaks this year, which is why we’re thrilled to have teamed up with iconic luxury fragrance brand, Molton Brown, to help our Policyholders and staff unwind, relax, and uplift their senses from the comfort of their own home! 🌟

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Meet the Team! Becky – My Working from Home Diary

Meet the Team! Becky – My Working from Home Diary

Most of our fantastic team are all currently working from home, so seamlessly and efficiently. We thought it would be great to share what the team have been up to and how they’re spending their days at home (alongside working of course!) – with all of our lovely readers, policyholders and community 🙌😊

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Ways to Help Focus on the Positives

Ways to Help Focus on the Positives

Amongst all the coronavirus noise, we’ve been reminded by various sources just how important it is right now to maintain a positive mindset. But how can we ‘switch off’ from news that isn’t serving us well? Lets take a read. 🤗

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Statement in response to COVID-19

Like many people and businesses across the UK, the team at Paycare has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and has put stringent measures in place to ensure as little disruption as possible to our business and our Policyholders during this extraordinary time.

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