Advent of ECCA gives new impetus

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|English Community Care Association (ECCA) chief executive JOE CAMPBELL maps the way forward following the amalgamation of English Care with the community care division of the former Independent Healthcare Association (IHA)| The English Community Care Association (ECCA) is now a reality. Everything has happened so suddenly that decisions had to be taken very quickly in order that a great opportunity was not missed. English Care achieved much in its year of being, attracting a huge number of members through its singular objective in trying to persuade the Government to instigate an independent inquiry to establish the minimum cost of providing care in all its forms. That objective remains unchanged in principle and determination, and the recent Early Day Motion in the House of Commons tabled by Austin Mitchell MP has attracted many signatures, suggesting that there is a recognition for the need for such a review. I cannot forbear from registering my disappointment that health minister Dr Stephen Ladyman dismis

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