• 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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  • Skills for Care Job vacancy - locality manager to cover Essex, Southend, Thurrock and Suffolk.

    Skills for Care are currently advertising a vacancy for a locality manager to cover Essex, Southend, Thurrock and Suffolk. Interviews for the post are in December.

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  • Skills for Care event - Getting started with values and behaviours-based recruitment

    Skills for Care are holding a half-day workshop to help you get started with values-based recruitment.

    Date :- 22nd January 2020

    Venue :- The Hamptons, Chelmsford


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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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