ECA Member Services

ECA Member Briefings

ECA hosts regular briefing meetings for members free of charge. These are held at a number of different venues across the county and can be held as breakfast meetings or during the day. Topics are items of interest to members e.g. Safeguarding, CQC compliance, etc.

“The breakfast briefing held in June 2011 about completing the CQC Provider Compliance Assessments was very helpful. It has given me the confidence to start work on this and keep in closer touch with my CQC inspector.”

Care Quality Commission Feedback

ECA meets regularly with the Care Quality Commission to represent social care providers across Essex, Southend and Thurrock. Feedback from these meetings is made available to ECA members through regular news feed items.

ECA Regular Newsletters

ECA members are kept updated on news and information relevant to the social care sector by regular ECA newsletters.

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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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