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Essex County Council's Care Market Offer

Essex County Council are working in partnership with Care England on a wide number of initiatives. This is to support the Care Sector Nationally and within the County of Essex. 

There are a number of opportunities, offers designed to assist the care sector in dealing with current and/or future challenges. Among the below there are themes of which we are looking to create focus groups to provide further insight. We welcome providers to step forward to join pilot schemes with the overall aim to deliver efficiencies and savings. 

To progress further in our offer we are looking to obtain views and insight from providers, so we may find out the specific areas the Care Market would like to see offers/discounts/support in. Our Citizen Insight platform has a short survey to assist us.  

Kwik Fit Club is a premium subscription service which puts you in control of your vehicle
maintenance needs.
TYRES – Whatever the reason you are coved and we only fit premium tyres
WORN DAMAGED PUNCTURED ABNORMAL WEAR
MOT – option to add your MOT to your subscription
SERVICE – Kwik Fit annual full service can also be added
10% Discount on products outside of your subscription

Offering piece of mind motoring with one convenient monthly cost. (Care Sector staff offered 15% discount to Kwik Fit Club subscription)


Giving you access to all 650+ Kwik Fit Centres nationwide, with the majority open 7 days a week.


With Kwik Fit Club you will never need to worry about your vehicle again, the experts at Kwik Fit will
look after you.


Keeping our customers safe on the road and providing piece of mind motoring

Level’s "On Demand Pay"

allows your staff to access their earned income before payday, without impacting your cash flow as the employer. This gives them a debt-free solution to unexpected expenses, makes budgeting easier and brings income more in line with spending. It also significantly reduces staff turnover.

 

It is fast becoming a must-have benefit to recruit in the care sector, with Home Instead, HC One, Agincare, Bupa and the NHS already offering it.

Level’s app bundles this with powerful savings, budgeting and financial education tools to support your staff’s financial health holistically.

 

For a limited time, Level will waive their standard £1,000 set-up fee for all Care England members. Please simply mention your membership to your on-demand pay experts when you book an appointment .

FREE ENERGY RENEWAL

BENCHMARKING REVIEW via Care England

We are troubled by the unnecessarily high energy renewals rates offered to care providers, often by their existing energy supplier, and have seen too many situations where care providers are being blatantly overcharged, incurring penalties, excessive VAT and seeing incorrect discounts applied.  Too often providers are renewing their contracts with existing energy suppliers at extortionate and unnecessarily high renewal rates favouring energy brokers and some energy suppliers.

Care England has therefore established a FREE services to help all care providers have their renewals checked by a professional energy consultant to verify if they are being charged correctly (subject to availability).

 

If you wish to be considered for a future Care England energy tender, please contact Care England to find out how other care providers have benefitted and to register an interest.

Creed Food Service

Care England have been working in collaboration with Creed food service. As a supplier of wholesale food they are keen to expand their business model within the county of Essex. 

They are looking to run a pilot in a food delivery network, we are looking for 25 providers who would be willing to sign up to test and trail this exciting initiative. 

If you would like to discuss this in more detail in person or over a Microsoft Teams call please get in touch with Procurement Manager Sam via email  Samantha.Melville@essex.gov.uk 

Care Management Matters

Please see the link below for CMM, this is a free resource to the care sector that offers newsletters, events, conferences and awards specific to the care sector.  

https://www.caremanagementmatters.co.uk/

We are excited to offer employees* of care providers in Essex a range of employee benefits from our health and wellbeing partner Vivup. These are designed to improve physical, financial and mental health. We have commissioned this service in partnership with Care England. For further information follow the EAP link  

Care England

For further information this link will show the discount and free support offering from Care England. The range of offers have saved millions of pounds for both members and non-members of Care England.
26 discounts and free support offers which include:

  • Free audits and reviews which have already saved millions of pounds for care providers
  • Discounts to reduce costs by thousands of pounds
  • Free support and advice to increase recruitment and retention
  • Free and Discounted legal advice
  • Free workforce helplines, training, and diagnostic reviews
  • Free trials to stimulate and support residents, boost activity, and reduce falls
Last updated: 11/03/2024