Monday, 4th July; 13:30 (for 14:00) – 16:00; Committee Room G, House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0PW

‘Innovate to Alleviate: Exploring How the Role of an Enhanced Care Worker Could Address Skills Shortages in the Social Care Sector’ constitutes the first qualitative investigation of an emerging role within the adult social care sector: the ‘Enhanced Care Worker’ (ECW), where care workers are trained to undertake clinical tasks traditionally done by nurses.

The first scoping review of its kind to examine the development of the ECW role, this qualitative investigation will be published on Wednesday, 22nd June. It was compiled from a number of interviews with individuals from all levels of the care home sector, including managers, Registered Nurses, ECWs, and high-level representatives from organisations that oversee a number of care homes.

In order to explore the challenges and opportunities this new role presents, this event invited parliamentarians, industry leaders, academics and care worker representatives to a panel discussion in the House of Lords.

To read more and to download the report, please click here.

Please see below for the presentation delivered at Innovate to Alleviate.