Social care representative bodies set to merge
The two largest social care provider representative bodies, English Community Care Association (ECCA) and National Care Association (NCA), intend to merge.
The merger will create a new body called Care England from 1st January 2014.
The two chief executives, Sheila Scott and Professor Martin Green, said: “We welcome the opportunity to bring the wealth of experience of these two organisations under one banner, and to work together to make Care England strong and vibrant as well as a one-stop-shop for providers, to support them in delivering a quality service.
“Additionally, for the first time, we will be able to demonstrate the strength of the united purpose which has brought us together and both of us welcome the opportunity to work with as many providers as possible to deliver a representative body which will be a powerful influence in health & social care through the 21st Century.”
Care England hopes that through this merger many more local, regional and national groups will engage and strengthen voice of the sector.
Responding to the development, Scie chair, Lord Michael Bichard said: “We look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship with the new body to ensure that SCIE’s products and services are relevant and responsive to the needs of the sector.”
Source: Social Care Worker