Completed Care England (previously ECCA) responses to consultations are available in the Members only section or send request to


Care Planning Tool

This practical tool enables the creation of a recorded, person-centred care plan, which will provide evidence of consideration of the MCA key lines of enquiry that are pursued in all inspections of services for people aged 16 or over. In particular it ensures that decision-makers understand the legal framework of the MCA, and that care interventions are planned and delivered within an embedded search for the least restrictive option that will meet an identified need.  
There is relevant information which will enable accurate, person-centred care planning within the empowering ethos of the MCA.

The Care Planning Tool is available for Care England members free of charge (request it by sending email to

Non - Care England members can purchase the Care Planning Tool for £40.


Care Agenda

The Care England monthly newsletter, Care Agenda, contains an authoritative overview of the latest developments in regulation, legislation and government policy. It also features regular articles from experts on a wide variety of care related topics (e.g. risk management, human resources, insurance, planning application).

Back copies

Back copies of Care Agenda are only available to Care England members can be downloaded at the Members only section. If you are a care England member and not registered yet please email Joe at 

Commercial organisations

Care Agenda is only available to commercial organisations which are Care England supporter members. For information on how to join please contact Alistair at


To advertise in Care Agenda, please contact


Care England Mental Capacity Act Implementation Survey: Report

Care England collected a total of 84 responses from care home managers to look into how successfully the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) was being implemented on the front line of residential care. Respondents answered questions on the five principles of the MCA, and the questions asked how well they lead and supported their staff teams to understand and enact these principles.


Can we expect to see a fair rate for CHC?

From 1 April 2014, the price payable by the NHS for health care services became subject to the ‘2014/15 National Tariff Payment System’ published by Monitor. 

Monitor has agreed to conduct an inquiry into whether Gateshead CCG followed the applicable rules within the National Tariff.

Care England welcomes the decision of Monitor to launch an inquiry into how Gateshead CCG has set the feees for Continuing Healthcare.


Finding Common Purpose

Finding Common Purpose, developing strategic commissioning relationships to support people with learning disabilities, is based on a recent workshop held by the two organisations. It is an important insight into issues either side of the commissioning fence; workshop participants included not only social care provider chief executives, but also senior local authority commissioners.