News Archive

Archive of: May, 2019

  • 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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  • WDF Update

    • Last opportunity to submit claims for any completed QCF qualifications (excluding Level 5) for WDF funding.  
    • Important: Level 2 and 3 QCF’s will no longer be included  in next year’s WDF contract
    • Remember the final cut off date for receipt of your incoming claims into the ECTP office is Friday 17th May - this is to enable us to be able to process claims in a timely manner before the Skills for Care deadline
    • Contact ECTP on 01268 565551 or email 



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  • Mental Health Awareness Week 13-19th May 2019

    Next week (13-19th May) is mental health awareness week Acas has put out the following guidance on how to help employees experiencing mental health issues, stress or anxiety which may be of interest:

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