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

  • 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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