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  • EICA Management and Leadership Development programme 2016/17

    Essex Independent Care Association are offering this innovative Management and Leadership Development programme FREE to EICA Members as part of our Member offer for 2016/17.

    The course has been developed to meet the needs of the Health and Social Care Sector in Essex and offers a unique opportunity to raise esteem and competence within the sector.

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  • DWP event 15th September 2016

    Skills for Care are promoting this event about employing disabled people in care roles which is being held on 15th Setember 2016 at Essex County Hall.

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  • Council tax rises 'fail to stop care cuts'

    Care services run by councils are facing major cuts this year as rises in council tax have failed to plug the gaps in budgets in England, town hall chiefs are warning.

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  • Adult social care inquiry launched

    The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into the financial sustainability of local authority adult social care and the quality of care provided.

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  • Moving closer to the new Apprenticeship Standards

    After two years’ hard work by a dedicated Trailblazer Group of adult care providers, learning providers and awarding organisations supported by Skills for Care, a significant point in the creation of the new Apprenticeship Standards has been reached

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  • CQC seeks feedback from providers on review of PIR process

    The CQC are reviewing the content of our adult social care Provider Information Return (PIR) and are seeking feedback from providers.

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  • New Apprenticeship Levy 2017: How It Will Work

    In April 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

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  • Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund 2016/2017

    Do you currently have any staff completing Adult Social Care qualifications?

    Did you know that you can claim the Workforce Development Fund towards the costs?

    ECTP are pleased to confirm that the Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund 2016/2017 is now open and we look forward to receiving your unit claims for funding consideration. 

    Workforce Development Funding enables adult social care organisations to reclaim a contribution to QCF training in Health and Social Care.  WDF can make a significant contribution towards the costs of staff completing health and social care qualifications, units and Apprenticeships..

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  • 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  quoting your  EICA membership  number

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


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