Essex Independent Care Association (EICA) is an independent voluntary ‘not for profit’ organisation with the following aims and objectives:

  • To represent the interests of social care providers from Essex, Southend and Thurrock locally, regionally and where possible, nationally
  • To alert members to issues which affect social care organisation relating to legislation regulation and development of best practice
  • To offer members a range of services to meet their needs and a mutual support network
  • To keep members abreast of new developments within the sector, whilst signposting them to sources of information which may be helpful to them
  • To provide funding information, advice and guidance on training and development

What does EICA do?

  • The Association is run by a small management committee, all of whom are owners, managers, or trustees of a care organisation in Essex, Southend or Thurrock. The management committee meets on a quarterly basis to review and plan activities to benefit members.

Contact Us

Essex Independent Care Association

251-255 Church Road

Benfleet

Essex SS7 4QP

Tel: 01268 565551

Email:

Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

We support....

My Home Life EssexEICA supports My Home Life Essex for celebrating good quality of care for older residents in Essex care homes.

News

  • New Safeguarding App

    You may be aware that a safeguarding repository tool providing an overview of necessary legislation and guidance covering both adult and children’s safeguarding is now available for free on the Apple app store and Android Play stores

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  • EICA Annual Conference 2016

    You are invited to attend the EICA Annual Conference on 15th June at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in Colchester.   

    Come along and hear presentations from:

    James Bullion ECC Director of Adult Operations - The Future of Social Care in Essex

    Dr Tom Nutt, Essex Healthwatch  - Explaining the proposed new 'Trip Advisor' scheme for residential care homes in Essex

    Lo-Anne Lewis CQC Inspection Manager - The new CQC ratings process

    Dave Perry Essex Fire & Rescue - Managing Fire Safety in Social Care settings

    Book your place now by emailing office@eica.org.uk  quoting your  EICA membership  number

    Places are free for EICA members and a charge of £50pp for non members

     

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  • What does the forthcoming referendum mean for CQC?

    With the EU referendum approaching, you may have heard about public bodies, like CQC, having to respect a ‘pre-referendum period’, which places certain short-term restrictions on what we’re allowed to publish and announce in the period before referendums.

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