Essex Care Association (ECA) is an independent voluntary ‘not for profit’ organisation with the following aims and objectives:

  • To represent the interests of social care providers from Essex, Southend and Thurrock locally, regionally and where possible, nationally
  • To alert members to issues which affect social care organisation relating to legislation regulation and development of best practice
  • To offer members a range of services to meet their needs and a mutual support network
  • To keep members abreast of new developments within the sector, whilst signposting them to sources of information which may be helpful to them
  • To provide funding information, advice and guidance on training and development

What does ECA do?

  • The Association is run by a small management committee, all of whom are owners, managers, or trustees of a care organisation in Essex, Southend or Thurrock. The management committee meets on a quarterly basis to review and plan activities to benefit members.

Contact Us

Essex Care Association

251-255 Church Road

Benfleet

Essex SS7 4QP

Tel: 01268 565551

Email:

Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

We Support....

My Home Life EssexECA supports My Home Life Essex for celebrating good quality of care for older residents in Essex care homes.

Other Links

Department of HealthDepartment of Health

Skills for CareSkills for Care

News

  • CQC Smiling Matters: Oral health care in care homes

    The CQC new report shows what they found from a review on the state of oral health care in care homes across England.

    Between October 2018 and January 2019 the CQC dental inspectors attended 100 care homes inspections and spoke to many members of staff, people who use services and their families. 

    The report is what they found on those inspections, which includes examples of good, joined-up practice between care homes and dentists, although this was not common. This comes three years after the publication of NICE guidance on oral health in care homes.

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  • ECA Breakfast Conference - Wednesday 17th July 2019

    The Essex Care Association (ECA) are pleased to invite you to the second Breakfast Networking Conference of 2019 bringing you up to date with issues that are relevant to you. We are delighted to welcome, as our main speaker, Angela Owen who is a Therapeutic Social Worker and will present on ‘Helping your staff after a bereavement’ We also have Susan Banister who will speak about ‘The Slave Free Alliance - Hope for Justice’ and QCIS will be speaking about ‘Pollards Promise’ which is a charity initiative about making residents dreams come true. We will also be welcoming Directors from Essex County Council who will be sharing the latest news and developments.

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  • Another social care TV programme

    There are two, one hour long programmes called ‘Crisis in Care. Examining the failings of our country’s social care system’ commencing on Wednesday 29th May on BBC1 at 9.00 pm, this is the first programme of two scheduled.

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