News Archive

Archive of: 2019

  • 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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  • Brexit managing uncertainty guide

    Citation, an ECA Commercial Partner has just updated their ‘Managing Uncertainty’ Brexit guide following recent events.

    The free guide covers areas such as recruitment, taking care of your EU citizen employees, and keeping morale while navigating the Brexit maze.


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  • Landmark judgment alters holiday pay calculations

    There has been a recent court ruling on holiday entitlement and zero hours contracts. .

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  • Essex Dementia Fair 2019

    On Wednesday 16th October the Essex Dementia Fair will be held at Chelmsford Cathedral from 10am – 4pm. This event is open to all care providers from across the county, Adult Social Care staff, and members of the public. 

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  • Ahead of next week’s bank holiday, you may find it helpful to read this advice from our Commercial partner, Citation.

    The article covers four things every employer needs to know about bank holidays, including:

    1. Employees’ legal entitlements to bank holidays off
    2. If employees need to be paid extra during bank holidays
    3. Watching out for ‘statutory entitlement plus bank holiday’ wording
    4. Treating part-time or shift-working employees fairly

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  • ECA Breakfast Conference 17th July 2019 - Presentations

    On 17th July, ECA held a breakfast conference at The Best Western, Marks Tey Hotel.

    We had some very interesting speakers talk to Providers

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  • Hot weather advice

    We are going to be experiencing some really hot weather this week – one of ECA’s Commercial Partners, Citation have produced some articles which may be helpful to you at this time.

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