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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  • Join ECA today - Reduced fees for 2020-2021

    ECA membership 2020-21

    The new ECA membership year begins on 1st October 2020 and we would like to invite you to join us.

    In recognition of the exceptional challenges that our sector is facing, we have significantly reduced our membership rates as follows:

    Small Providers*: £99      Large providers: £175

    This is a saving of at least 50% - more for small providers!

    We would love you to join us and have the opportunity to connect with like-minded people working in the same sector; share views, or concerns; and keep up to date with what's new in social care across Essex, Southend and Thurrock.

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  • ECA Survey Results - how providers felt they were supported through the Covid-19 crisis

    ECA recently undertook a survey of providers to find out how they felt they were supported through the Covid-19 crisis as well as what were the key issues that needed addressing now and how did they want to engage with ECC. Unfortunately ,we had a low response rate, but here are the headlines:

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  • Get inspection ready: 100 proven tips to improve your care service‚Äôs rating by Citation

    It is not clear exactly when CQC inspections will happen and how these will run, but we do know inspection activities are beginning to resume.

    Though we understand it’s still a difficult time for providers, with no doubt more challenges on the horizon, now’s the time to start thinking ahead and getting inspection ready.

    One of ECA’s Commercial Partners, Citation, has produced a valuable free guide to care inspections, offering 100 proven top tips to improve your care service’s CQC rating.

    DOWNLOAD YOUR GUIDE TO CARE INSPECTIONS

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