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Catherine Richardson

Care Home Navigator

Catherine joined Catalyst in July 2019 as the Care Home Navigator supporting clients and families who are looking to find an appropriate care home. With many years of experience working in the NHS Catherine has a wealth of knowledge to bring to the role, the voluntary sector and to Catalyst.

Catherine completed a Health and Social Care Foundation Degree in 2019 through which she implemented several service improvement ideas, some of these she brought with her into the new role.

Catherine is passionate about helping older people which links to her previous NHS role as Therapy Associate Practitioner at Rosedale Rehabilitation Centre where she provided advice and guidance to individuals and families with the following:

  • Personal exercise plans
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Sourcing care support by liaising with Social Services
  • Arranging for adaptations, aids and safety equipment to be in place.

Using her expertise Catherine aims to assist Stockton’s Health and Social Care teams in reducing hospital lengths of stay by providing 1 to 1 support throughout the journey.

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