Remaining responsive during coronavirus

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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Five ways men can improve their health and wellbeing

Five ways men can improve their health and wellbeing

This week, our very own Kerry Mitchell, Wellbeing Manager and Mental Health Trainer at Paycare, shares five ways men can improve their health and wellbeing during this year’s awareness week and beyond as the world adjusts to the ‘new normal’…

Take a read 👇

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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11 Ideas for Tackling Stress

11 Ideas for Tackling Stress

Did you know that 74% of people in the UK have felt so stressed they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope? Well, living with stress can be exhausting and it’s easy for us all to panic that we can’t get on top of things. So, to help, we have teamed up with friends of Paycare, PG Mutual, who have provided us with 11 Ideas for Tackling Stress – take it away guys!

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Beacon Centre talk all things Eye Health!

Beacon Centre talk all things Eye Health!

In support of National Eye Health Week (23rd-29th September 2019), we are super excited to have teamed up with sight loss charity and one of our latest Community Partners – Beacon Centre, who have shared with you lovely lot some fantastic top tips around how to take care of your eye health. It’s an interesting one – take a read!

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10 ways to raise sky high funds for charity!

10 ways to raise sky high funds for charity!

We understand that sometimes it can be difficult to raise all-important funds for the charities that are close to our hearts – well, if donations are running low, we’ve got help coming your way! We’ve teamed up with friends of Paycare, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, who have provided you lovely lot with ten top tips to help raise those funds fast, there’s some fun ideas in this blog – let’s take a look!

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How to Reduce the Risk of Getting Skin Cancer

How to Reduce the Risk of Getting Skin Cancer

We’re all guilty of forgetting to re-apply sun cream throughout the day during the hot summer season! That’s why, we’ve teamed up with Paycare Partners, Medstars – who have provided us with some incredibly useful advice to prevent sunburn, stay safe in the sun, and more importantly, how we can reduce our risk of getting skin cancer – it’s a very worthy read!

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Packing Tips: Your Holiday First Aid Kit!

Packing Tips: Your Holiday First Aid Kit!

There is always that one dilemma that comes around every year when it comes to holiday prep: what medicines and ‘first aid’ kit should you pack? Will you need plasters or medicine? What are you allowed to take? What will be available where you’re going, and what won’t? So, we’ve teamed up with Paycare Partners, Medstars, who have provided us a super easy first-aid holiday packing checklist – take a look!

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Your Guide To The Ultimate Marathon Preparation!

Your Guide To The Ultimate Marathon Preparation!

We’re super excited to be supporting a brand new event as part of this year’s #WolvesMarathonEvents – the Paycare Half Marathon Relay! And, whether you’re a seasoned runner or a complete beginner – we’ve combined some of our favourite hints and tips from some of the best sources around into one handy guide to get you Marathon ready!

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How to reduce Eye Strain at work

How to reduce Eye Strain at work

Whether you spend your day staring at a computer screen, analysing intricate data or working on a machine, or if you spend your lunch hour online shopping, playing games or scrolling through social media on your phone – your eyes can get tired from intense use. That’s why, we have taken a look at the small changes and self-care steps you can take to reduce eyestrain during your working day – ah, spectacular! 🤓

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Guest Blog – How to Build Resilience to Stress Through Exercise

Guest Blog – How to Build Resilience to Stress Through Exercise

This month, we’re hearing from Laura Butler of welLBe Coaching, who works closely with businesses and staff to build long-lasting habit changes which enable individuals to develop sustainably healthier lives. Laura shares with us, how we can look at building resilience to stress through exercise…

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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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Why We’re Shouting About Workplace Health And Wellness

Why We’re Shouting About Workplace Health And Wellness

We know a thing or two about how employers can improve the mental, physical and financial health of their staff, and in turn benefit the organisation as a whole. That’s why we’ve produced a dedicated white paper, ‘Reward, Retain, Recognise — The Physical, Mental and Financial Health Benefits of a Corporate Cash Plan’ which focuses on how investing in a Health Cash Plan can positively enhance productivity, absence rates, presenteeism, and team morale. Download your very own copy and learn more in our latest blog!

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13 Reasons Why Your Staff Will Love You

13 Reasons Why Your Staff Will Love You

With UK businesses losing on average a staggering 6.9 days* a year, per employee as a result of absenteeism, in the first of this three-part series, we explore some of our favourite, and most effective, low-cost benefits you can introduce to increase staff productivity, participation and morale – all whilst encouraging your team to feel fulfilled, respected, valued and happy (and maybe even feel like they’re missing out by not being in work!), check them out!

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‘Paycare Protect’ launched for companies new to staff perks

‘Paycare Protect’ launched for companies new to staff perks

The Paycare team is delighted to have launched Paycare Protect — a brand-new entry-level plan aimed at helping businesses effectively support their team’s mental, physical and financial wellbeing. It’s been designed with businesses in mind who are new to the concept (and perhaps don’t know where to start), don’t have big budgets, or want a more streamlined level of cover – find out more!

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Guest Blog – How to Build Resilience to Stress Through Exercise

Guest Blog – How to Build Resilience to Stress Through Exercise

This month, we’re hearing from Laura Butler of welLBe Coaching, who works closely with businesses and staff to build long-lasting habit changes which enable individuals to develop sustainably healthier lives. Laura shares with us, how we can look at building resilience to stress through exercise…

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Get On Your Feet Britain!

Get On Your Feet Britain!

Today is #OnYourFeetBritain day! And yes – we’re supporting it, especially after all the Easter Eggs we have consumed in the Paycare office! On your feet Britain is all about encouraging the nation to unite against prolonged office sitting, all whilst challenging ourselves to sit less and move more – sounds great to us!

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Healthy Eating in the Workplace

Healthy Eating in the Workplace

We all know the physical benefits of eating healthily, right? Reducing the risk of diseases, diabetes, cancers and weight gain, to name just a few. But have we ever really thought about the benefits a balanced diet can have on our mental health too? We explore how healthy eating can benefit our mental wellbeing on a daily basis, and we share some valuable top tips to make it that little bit easier and, of course, enjoyable – go on, take a look!

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The Growing Prevalence of Presenteeism

The Growing Prevalence of Presenteeism

What is Presenteeism and how does it affect your business? Our CEO, Kevin Rogers, examines this ever-growing phenomenon, the significant impact presenteeism can have on an individual and the wider organisation, and what steps employers can take to not only identify it, but actively prevent it within their workplace…

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Creating Healthy Relationships at Work

Creating Healthy Relationships at Work

It can be difficult to form optimistic and healthy work relationships between colleagues, no matter how hard some of us may try! So, our friends, My Home Vitality, have provided us with some key takeaways you can implement to create healthy relationships in the workplace with your team this month! #PaycareLoves

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5 Ways to Enhance Emotional Resilience to Workplace Stress

5 Ways to Enhance Emotional Resilience to Workplace Stress

The way one person deals with stress can be completely different from another, and while more employers are doing more to better support employees if they’re struggling, there are steps that we, as individuals, can take to help us to better cope with stressful situations.

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The Benefits of Open Communication

The Benefits of Open Communication

With one in six employees currently dealing with anxiety, depression, stress or related problems, there is so much that can be done to help those who have been diagnosed or have admitted they are struggling. But how can we encourage more staff to come forward and talk about the problems they’re experiencing?

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How Does Financial Worry Impact Workplace Productivity?

How Does Financial Worry Impact Workplace Productivity?

How important is financial wellbeing? As employers, we can’t prevent our employees bringing personal worries – such as financial health – into the workplace, but we can support them to minimise the impact on their own health and that of the organisation.

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The Benefits of Employee Assistance Programmes

The Benefits of Employee Assistance Programmes

Almost 30% of businesses have seen a rise in the number of employees taking time off due to mental health issues, which is why we think it’s more important than ever for you to support your employees with their mental, physical and financial health.

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Go Purple For The Haven!

Go Purple For The Haven!

In support of International Women’s Day, the Paycare Team and The Haven are partnering up to support Empurple Week by wearing all shades of purple! Check out our blog post to learn more about The Haven and find out how the Paycare team will be getting involved!

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Can We Be Kind to Your Charity?

Can We Be Kind to Your Charity?

It’s officially Random Acts of Kindness Day! But we’re not just being kind today… We want to use this fantastic day to kick-start a whole year (and more) of doing good deeds. Which is why we’re inviting local charities, causes and initiatives to get in touch if they need help this year.

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THANKS TO OUR LOCAL HEROES!

THANKS TO OUR LOCAL HEROES!

Thanks to our recent support and sponsor of the Express & Star Heroes Awards, we’ve had the absolute honour of sharing much-deserved recognition with two hugely inspirational people for their continued work to help others. Being part of the Express & Star Heroes Awards was hugely rewarding and we were thrilled to sing the praises to all of those who deserve every ounce of recognition – take a read of the blog to learn more about our winners’ stories!

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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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Supporting a Dementia-Friendly Venture

Supporting a Dementia-Friendly Venture

As a long-standing supporter of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, we’re excited to be backing its new plans to extend showings and performances for those living with and affected by Dementia. Read our latest blog to learn more about our joint initiative helping to open up even more support for those living with the disease – it’s a lovely read!

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Our team’s MyGiving & Volunteering 2019 Success!

Our team’s MyGiving & Volunteering 2019 Success!

We are celebrating collective charity successes here in the Paycare office this December! That’s right – following the launch of our MyGiving Charity fundraising initiative in April, and the continuous use of our staff volunteering days, we are reflecting on our team’s fantastic charity efforts from throughout the year as the end of 2019 fast approaches us! It’s a very heart-warming read, take a look 😊🧡

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The Beacon Centre become one of our latest Community Partners!

The Beacon Centre become one of our latest Community Partners!

We are super excited in the Paycare office this month as we officially introduce one of our latest Community Partners to you lovely readers – The Beacon Centre. The charity provides support and advice to visually impaired people living across the Black Country, Staffordshire and parts of Shropshire. To learn more about the work this incredible, well-established local charity does for the community, take a read of our latest blog!

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We’re celebrating 30 years at Paycare House!

We’re celebrating 30 years at Paycare House!

What an exciting month June has been for all the team here at Paycare, as we’ve celebrated 30 years since moving into our purpose-built office, Paycare House on George Street, Wolverhampton! We hear from our CEO, Kevin Rogers and take a look back at some fun memories – including some interesting facts from our time here so far… they’re not worth missing!

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A fantastic achievement for our CEO, Kevin…

A fantastic achievement for our CEO, Kevin…

May was an exciting month for Paycare as our CEO was taken by surprise at the Wolves’ end of season dinner and recognised for his contribution to the Club and its Foundation. Check out what Kevin, and Laurie Dalrymple, Wolves’ Managing Director had to say about his achievement and watch the full video of Kevin’s reaction to winning the award! Go on – take a read ☺👉

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Extra Boost for Charities Thanks to Our New Employee Incentive

Extra Boost for Charities Thanks to Our New Employee Incentive

We’re super excited at the Paycare Office this month as we have recently launched our newest initiative, ‘My Giving’. The fantastic initiative means that staff receive a direct donation of £250 towards a charity of their choice. Some of our amazing staff have already used their money to raise even more donations for their chosen charities… find out what they’ve been up to!

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Our CEO, Kevin Rogers, is appointed Ambassador for Project GIVE…

Our CEO, Kevin Rogers, is appointed Ambassador for Project GIVE…

Some great news in the Paycare office as our very own CEO, Kevin Rogers, has been appointed as an ambassador for Project GIVE! The charity provides education about period poverty to young people and free sanitary products to schools, clubs and communities across the region – find out more!

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Cooking Is Caring!

Cooking Is Caring!

The Grosvenor Health and Social Care Group saw a real opportunity to help support and raise much needed funds for The Care Workers Charity towards the end of 2019. That’s when ‘Cooking Is Caring’ was created, a recipe-filled cookbook full of delicious, family-favourite meals. Read the full story and find out how you can get hold of your very own copy! At Paycare, we love a good community story – so grab a cuppa and take a read!

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‘Paycare Protect’ launched for companies new to staff perks

‘Paycare Protect’ launched for companies new to staff perks

The Paycare team is delighted to have launched Paycare Protect — a brand-new entry-level plan aimed at helping businesses effectively support their team’s mental, physical and financial wellbeing. It’s been designed with businesses in mind who are new to the concept (and perhaps don’t know where to start), don’t have big budgets, or want a more streamlined level of cover – find out more!

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Our Emily Talks All Things ‘Training Prep For The Amazon!’

Our Emily Talks All Things ‘Training Prep For The Amazon!’

Carrying your body weight in essentials, being surrounded by creepy crawlies, feeling exhausted and being far away from home – it all sounds like quite a stressful prospect, right? 😩 Well, in support of #StressAwarenessMonth, our Emily talks all things ‘Training Prep for the Amazon!’, including how training and exercising for her 9-day Ultimate Survivor Challenge in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance has benefited not just her physical health, but her mental health too, in her guest blog!

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