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

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News

  • Skills for Care Job vacancy - locality manager to cover Essex, Southend, Thurrock and Suffolk.

    Skills for Care are currently advertising a vacancy for a locality manager to cover Essex, Southend, Thurrock and Suffolk. Interviews for the post are in December.

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  • Skills for Care event - Getting started with values and behaviours-based recruitment

    Skills for Care are holding a half-day workshop to help you get started with values-based recruitment.

    Date :- 22nd January 2020

    Venue :- The Hamptons, Chelmsford

     

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  • Essex Care Association conference - 7th November

    The ECA Chair and Committee would like to invite you to the next Breakfast Conference of 2019, bringing you up to date with what’s happening in Social Care

    Thursday 7th November 2019

    9.00am to 1.00pm

    The Holiday Inn, Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon SS14 3DG  

    Speakers include:-

    • Vic Raynor from The National Care Association speaking on ‘The Future of Social Care’
    • Chad Marshall Lane – presenting on LGBT+ Awareness in the Care Sector
    • Tobi Alli-Usman – from Smooth Digital speaking on Digital Marketing and ‘How to increase the number of Private residents in your care business’
    • Directors from Essex County Council latest news and developments and Question & Answer Session

    Cost of Event:-

    ECA members reduced rate of £10 including hot drinks and pastry

    Non ECA Members £50 including hot drinks and pastry

     

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