Merger sees smaller homes join with ECCA

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

The British Federation of Care Providers (BFCHP) will merge with the English Community Care Association (ECCA) in January. Director and administrator Hugh Hedderly said the BFCHP board had unanimously agreed that the association should amalgamate with ECCA. “We believe the care sector must speak with a unified voice, and ECCA is a strong and positive association that provides excellent information and advice alongside a large role in influencing and contributing to policy,” said Mr Hedderly. “This is the right way forward for members and the sector”. ECCA was formed in January following the dissolution of the Independent Healthcare Association (IHA) as a result that association being abandoned by its acute sector, private hospital membership. The remaining corporate social care providers then joined with the fees-focused English Care to form an association which has been widely perceived as mainly representing the interests of the larger corporate providers of long term care. Taking on the BFCHP membership wi

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