Partners in Care: The Essential Care Giver Role – Six short Videos

Apr 5, 2021 | Resources & Templates

The National Care Federation have been working with Rights for Residents and the R&RA to produce resources that will encourage more of their members to nominate Essential Care Givers. The recorded clips are brilliant at explaining why EGGs are vital and will hopefully give relatives some ammunition for making their own case. A wonderful care home manager also makes the case for why they should be allowing ECGs in. It would be worth putting the link to this in your emails to care home managers!  – Jenny Morrison – Rights for Residents

On 24 March 2021, NCF held a joint discussion session for its membership with Rights for Residents and the Relatives and Residents Association as well as a number of guests. We used this session to talk about how to implement the Essential Care Giver role more effectively and the benefits from doing so. Below, we have included a number of video clips from the session which illustrate best practice.

The speakers are:

The Essential Care Giver role is in addition to the nominated visitor specified in the guidance. Essential Care Givers might be family members or loved ones. The role recognises their vital role in offering support for both the physical and mental wellbeing of care home residents.


  • Understanding the Essential Care Giver Role
  • Essential Care Giving in Practice
  • The Provider Perspective
  • The Essential Care Giver Role – Why it really matters
  • How the Essential Care Giver Role Helps our Staff – A Win:Win Situation
  • Why it really matters to families



Help us end isolation for care home residentsSupport “Gloria’s Law”

As the Ambassador for Rights for Residents, West End performer Ruthie Henshall is campaigning for “Gloria’s Law”, in memory of her mother who passed away this year, after witnessing her decline from the other side of a care home window.

If passed this would ensure every resident has the legally enforced right to the support of an essential visitor, who could support them in all circumstances.

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