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Bill Paterson
Bill Paterson

Registered Manager

Bill has over 30 years’ experience of managing residential rehabilitation projects and became the Registered Manager of a project for problem drinkers for the first time in 1989.In Autumn 2020, Bill decided that he wanted to return to working in a rehabilitation project and was appointed as Manager at Linwood House, Barnsley in November of that year.

After many years working in and managing residential projects for Young Offenders, including Approved Premises, Bill found that many of his offending residents were problem drinkers and in the mid-1980s the issue of heroin misuse was just emerging with the establishment of the early Community Drug Teams. Bill intended to return to work with offenders but became committed to and immersed in the field of addiction.

During his time with the organisation Bill became Area Director and subsequently Operations Director with responsibility for a number of Detox, Rehabilitation and Community Substance Misuse Services.

Bill took Voluntary Redundancy, after 27 years, from the organisation intending on early retirement but soon discovered that there were only so many bad rounds of golf that he could play.

Bill values working in the Rehabilitation Environment, the day-to-day interaction with residents and watching their health, both physical and mental, visibly improve during their stay.