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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    Skills for Care have partnered with Care Friends, an innovative employee referral app, that aims to boost the number of quality social care candidates by using recommendations from the sector’s own workforce.  

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  • Infection Control Fund – Guidance for Providers – June 2020


    The Infection Control Fund is the latest Government Funding to help our sector mange the impact of Covid-19. £600m has been made available nationally and it will be paid via Local Authorities. This fund is in addition to the £3.2 bn that the Government has previously made available to Local Authorities. Essex will receive £16m in total

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  • New mental health resources and advice from ACAS

    ACAS have recently released new advice and resources for employers, managers and employees on managing mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic:

    View mental health resources

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