Our Story

​ECL was established by Essex County Council (ECC) in 2009 as the UK’s first Local Authority Trading Company. Our company status means that although we are a private limited company, we are wholly owned by Essex County Council.

Since 2009, we have grown to offer a wide range of specialist services. We are now the largest care provider in Essex providing high quality care to older people, adults receiving reablement services, adults with learning disabilities and people with sensory impairment. Since 2012 we have also provided the Reablement service to West Sussex. 

We have six CQC registered locations and over 700 employees based across Essex and West Sussex.