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.

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News

  • Skills for Care have launched a FREE new on line Digital Learning Module and you can claim £100 from the WDF fund for completion

    Skills for Care have launched a Learning from Events on line learning scheme. This free 35 minute interactive module is designed to support managers and leaders in adult social care learn from events, e.g. Safeguarding Incidents, Complaints, Covid 19 incidents or Outbreak, etc.  Please see more here: https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Learning-development/ongoing-learning-and-development/Learning-from-events/Learning-from-events.aspx

    Through the module you will be able to:

    • Discover what learning reviews are, why they’re needed and how they can help you
    • Learn how managers can move from completing reviews at an individual level to involving the wider team
    • Find practical tips for embedding learning reviews into your working environment

    As part of this offer, employers can claim £100 reimbursement for every staff member who completes this module through the Workforce Development Fund as a contribution to the time spent doing the learning and embedding it.

     

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  • Essex Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service website launched

    Essex County Council is striving to increase apprenticeships within the county.  The council’s new Essex Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service will allow levy payers to utilise unspent levy to support the apprenticeship training costs for smaller businesses. This is an online service that allows companies looking to donate unspent apprenticeship levy funds (maximum of 25%), to view details of opportunities created by smaller organisations looking for funding.  The online system makes the process easy and there is also a dedicated team to support businesses during this process. Visit the website for further details www.essexalts.co.uk or contact the team directly at info@essexalts.co.uk

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  • Live at Home Tender Extension

    Following concerns from our members, we wrote to ECC on your behalf asking them to consider delaying the Live at Home tender. We were concerned that having to complete the tender when the Covid situation was worsening was putting an unfair burden on providers who needed to concentrate on ensuring that their service users and staff were safe. We are pleased that ECC Director of Adult Social Care, Nick Presmeg has responded to us and that the tender deadline has now been extended for six months. We are also pleased that ECC have recognised that they will need to find a way for prices to be adjusted before the new service starts next year.

     

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