Tag Archives: English Community Care Association (ECCA)

Housing With Care to Promote Independent Living (BBC News / Demos / Age UK)

Summary Paul Burstow, the former Care Services Minister, has proposed that surplus NHS land could be used for building dedicated housing for older people. This is just one of a number of suggestions to encourage investment in extra care housing … Continue reading

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Driving Up Quality Code (Driving Up Quality Alliance)

Summary The Driving Up Quality Alliance have developed a code committing to quality improvements, largely as a response to the Winterbourne View care home failings. Health and social care providers and commissioners are being encouraged to sign-up to this code. … Continue reading

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Care England: Merger of Social Care Provider Representative Bodies (ECCA / NCA)

Summary The largest two social care provider representative bodies, namely the English Community Care Association (ECCA) and the National Care Association (NCA) will merge into the single new body to be called “Care England”. This will come into effect from January … Continue reading

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Malnutrition in Later Life: Prevention and Early Intervention (British Dietetic Association / MTF)

Summary This guide, produced by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Malnutrition Task Force, covers the principles, and the moral, legal, quality and financial considerations in tackling malnutrition in older people in the UK. It explains best practice, and … Continue reading

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Dementia Pledge: Providing the Best Possible Care (ECCA)

Summary “The Dementia Pledge was created when a group of employers came together with ECCA to develop four key principles that care providers could use to nurture their whole workforce. A commitment to the Dementia Pledge will mean a care … Continue reading

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Care Home Residents Denied GP Medical Services? (BBC News)

Summary The English Community Care Association, a group representing the owners of care homes, says possibly one-third of residents might not receive the full range of GP services to which they are entitled. Doctors may refuse to visit elderly care home residents, offering a diagnosis over … Continue reading

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