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

  • The ECA Skills Academy

    ECA Skills Academy have various free courses available to book online via EventBrite.

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  • Children in Care Homes

    The question has recently come up as to whether any form of DBS check was required when school children volunteered in care homes, either in a large group setting with teachers,  or on a smaller scale of individual students doing work experience for very short times.

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  • Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

    Social care sector unites in open letter to Ministers criticising 'careless' Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

    ECA is a member of the Care Association Alliance. CAA has supported concerns raised by the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group who have now released the following statement:

    Over 100 social care sector organisations have come together to unite and sign an open letter to the Minister of State for Social Care, Caroline Dinenage MP, and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (Lords), Baroness Blackwood seeking clarification and change on concerning aspects of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill. All firmly believe that the Bill will adversely affect the rights of people who rely on care and support services. 

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