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  • Landmark judgment alters holiday pay calculations

    There has been a recent court ruling on holiday entitlement and zero hours contracts. .

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  • Essex Dementia Fair 2019

    On Wednesday 16th October the Essex Dementia Fair will be held at Chelmsford Cathedral from 10am – 4pm. This event is open to all care providers from across the county, Adult Social Care staff, and members of the public. 

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  • Ahead of next week’s bank holiday, you may find it helpful to read this advice from our Commercial partner, Citation.

    The article covers four things every employer needs to know about bank holidays, including:

    1. Employees’ legal entitlements to bank holidays off
    2. If employees need to be paid extra during bank holidays
    3. Watching out for ‘statutory entitlement plus bank holiday’ wording
    4. Treating part-time or shift-working employees fairly

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  • ECA Breakfast Conference 17th July 2019 - Presentations

    On 17th July, ECA held a breakfast conference at The Best Western, Marks Tey Hotel.

    We had some very interesting speakers talk to Providers

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  • Hot weather advice

    We are going to be experiencing some really hot weather this week – one of ECA’s Commercial Partners, Citation have produced some articles which may be helpful to you at this time.

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  • House of Lords Social Care Report published

    The House of Lords, Economic Affairs Committee has recently published its report titled ‘Social Care Funding :Time to end a National Scandal

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  • 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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  • Social care: forthcoming Green Paper

    We are all still waiting to hear when the Government might publish the long-awaited Green Paper on Social Care. So far the publication date has been missed five times since the original ‘summer 2017’ deadline. We intend to have a speaker at the ECA October conference to talk about what we might expect for Social Care reform, but in the meantime, the House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper which summarises the current provision:

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