Essex Independent Care Association (EICA) is an independent voluntary ‘not for profit’ organisation with the following aims and objectives:

  • To represent the interests of social care providers from Essex, Southend and Thurrock locally, regionally and where possible, nationally
  • To alert members to issues which affect social care organisation relating to legislation regulation and development of best practice
  • To offer members a range of services to meet their needs and a mutual support network
  • To keep members abreast of new developments within the sector, whilst signposting them to sources of information which may be helpful to them
  • To provide funding information, advice and guidance on training and development

What does EICA do?

  • The Association is run by a small management committee, all of whom are owners, managers, or trustees of a care organisation in Essex, Southend or Thurrock. The management committee meets on a quarterly basis to review and plan activities to benefit members.

Contact Us

Essex Independent Care Association

251-255 Church Road


Essex SS7 4QP

Tel: 01268 565551


Office Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

We support....

My Home Life EssexEICA supports My Home Life Essex for celebrating good quality of care for older residents in Essex care homes.


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