Enhancing skills for domiciliary care workers

Our Aims

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To generate feedback and insights from domiciliary care stakeholders, commissioners and system leaders, educators and innovators in order to understand how we can provide accessible, affordable learning experiences for homecare staff that can help them make the most of digital technology to transform health outcomes for service users.

Introduction

As part of the Test Bed programme – run by NHS England and the Office for Life Sciences we are prototyping an enhanced, digitally supported role for domiciliary care staff, known as ‘expert care’.

However, if this role is to grow and spread, it needs not only to demonstrably improve outcomes and experiences and reduce costs, but to be a role that domiciliary care staff can learn accessibly.

The Ufi Trust are funding projects that explore solutions to the challenge of using digital approaches to support innovation in adult vocational skills provision which directly tackle the challenges resulting from the changing nature of work.

The Ufi have provided us with a small pot of money for the The Discovery Phase which is intended to answer questions about our proposal and generate important learning into the needs and preferences of our user base.

Our aim is to generate feedback and insights from domiciliary care stakeholders, commissioners and system leaders, educators and innovators in order to understand how we can provide accessible, affordable learning experiences for homecare staff that can help them make the most of digital technology to transform health outcomes for service users.

Our objective is to create four series of separate but linked conversations with our four stakeholder groups at which we can:

  • stimulate them with examples of new tools and practice
  • listen to their ideas, questions and insights
  • Synthesise and make sense of these messages
  • Play back in a new form these messages, to seek further stimulus and ideas

Based on the insights from our conversations with our stakeholders which include domiciliary care managers, we are preparing a tentative proposal for an e-learning platform to help them to train their staff to become expert carers.

Timeline

The project runs till the end of September, however the deadline for Ufi Stage 2 application is on September 13th. 

Who's involved? The key stakeholders

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