• 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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  • Social care: forthcoming Green Paper

    We are all still waiting to hear when the Government might publish the long-awaited Green Paper on Social Care. So far the publication date has been missed five times since the original ‘summer 2017’ deadline. We intend to have a speaker at the ECA October conference to talk about what we might expect for Social Care reform, but in the meantime, the House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper which summarises the current provision:

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  • CQC Interim report: Review of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation

    Today 21st May the CQC have published a report which gives the interim findings from their review of the use of restrictive interventions in places that provide care for people with mental health problems, a learning disability and/or autism. 

    The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, asked CQC at the end of 2018 to look at the use of restrictive interventions. In this interim report the CQC focus on the treatment of 39 people who are cared for in segregation on a learning disability ward or a mental health ward for children and young people.

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  • Join Citation, an ECA Commercial Partner at Essex Care Community Event

    HR tasks and Health & safety legislation probably aren’t at the top of your list when you’re busy providing health and social care.
    That’s okay, because Citation can help. 


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