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Essential Caregivers: info and support

Learn more about the role of an Essential Caregiver for care homes in England via our suite of resources

 

FAQs: read frequently asked questions about the role, based on what we hear via our helpline

 

Explainer: our summary of the role as outlined in the Government’s visiting guidance for England and your legal rights

 

Guide for care homes: Visiting and the Law explains care home’s legal duties relevant to visiting

 

Lessons from Canada: the benefits seen in Ontario for residents and staff

 

Videos:

What is an essential caregiver? by Helen Wildbore, director of R&RA (1 min)

Becoming an essential caregiver: approaching your care home by Helen, whose mum is in care (1 min)

Becoming an essential caregiver: tips for talking to care homes by Helen Wildbore, director of R&RA (1 min)

What kind of support can I provide as an essential caregiver? by Jenny, whose mum is in care (2 mins)

The benefits of essential caregivers by Janet Galloway, Head of Care Quality at care provider BCOP (2 mins)

Treating essential caregivers as central to residents’ care by Janet Galloway, Head of Care Quality at care provider BCOP (1 min)

Can essential caregivers have access during outbreaks? by Vic Rayner, CEO of the National Care Forum (1 min)

Full webinar with above speakers, with more info on the role, tips and the benefits (54 mins)

View all the above videos in a playlist here

More videos available on the National Care Forum website here.

 

If you need some support to get the role of Essential Caregiver, or you have other questions, please contact our helpline here.

 


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