Representing independent care providers

The English Community Care Association (ECCA), a registered charity, is the leading representative body for independent care services in England.

Working on behalf of small, medium and large providers, ECCA speaks with a single unified voice for both members and the whole care sector. Our membership includes organisations of varying types and sizes, amongst them single care homes, small local groups, national providers and not-for-profit voluntary organisations and associations. Between them they provide a variety of services for older people and those with long term conditions, learning disabilities or mental health problems.

ECCA is committed to supporting a united, quality conscious, independent sector that offers real choice and value for money. Our aim is to create an environment in which care providers can continue to deliver and develop the high quality care that communities require and deserve.

A national voice for care providers
ECCA is at the forefront of the national policy agenda and so we are ideally placed to put forward not just the views of our members but also those of the whole care sector. ECCA is represented on key government and regulatory policy groups and we receive copies of all relevant sector consultation documents. This allows us to provide updates on policy and development and feed the comments of our members into the consultation process. Our contacts in government, regulation and commissioning also mean that we are able to lobby and influence views at the highest level.

We have a wide range of contacts across national and local media for whom we are frequently the first point of call for sector information. In return we forward them a regular supply of pro-active news stories and views about the issues of the day.

The ECCA vision for care services
ECCA is working to promote and protect high standards for all care providers and users. Our vision is a future where:
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Chief Executive:

Martin Green

Director of Policy:

Ann Mackay

Address: London - E1 7LS
2nd Floor, Monmouth House 40 Artillery Lane

Phone: +44 (0)8 450 577 677
Fax: +44 (0)8 450 577 678

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