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  • Come and see Neil Eastwood at the first Essex Care Association's Breakfast Conference of 2020- Tuesday 17th March 2020 - New Venue

    Book your place at the Essex Care Association’s forthcoming Breakfast Conference

    The ECA Chair and Committee would like to invite you to the first Breakfast Conference of 2020,

    The theme is Recruitment

    Tuesday 17th March 2020

    9.00am to 1.00pm

    The Colchester Stadium (Jobserve Stadium) United Way, Colchester, Essex CO4 5UP

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  • Important guidance on discrimination and harassment

    You may seen/heard on BBC News that a newly published report the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) by has indicated that one-quarter of employees think their company turns a blind eye to workplace bullying and harassment.

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  • ECA Chair speaks out on the local radio on underfunding of Social Care

    Following the announcement that Southend Council intend to increase Council Tax to help for Social Care, ECA Chair, Clive Weir, was invited to speak for social care providers on the Ben & Sonia Show on BBC Radio Essex last Friday morning (Friday, 10th January 2020).

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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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  • Recruitment and retention care guide

    As recruitment and retention is a challenge in the social care sector, Citation, one of ECA's Commercial Partners have a new guide on this subject

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  • Brexit managing uncertainty guide

    Citation, an ECA Commercial Partner has just updated their ‘Managing Uncertainty’ Brexit guide following recent events.

    The free guide covers areas such as recruitment, taking care of your EU citizen employees, and keeping morale while navigating the Brexit maze.


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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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