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The Benefits of Joining the ICG

Welcome to the Independent Care Group

Who are we?

The Independent Care Group is the recognised representative body for independent care providers in York and North Yorkshire. We are a non-profit organisation with a Board of Directors who work on a voluntary basis for the benefit of the independent and voluntary care industry.

Who do we work with?

We work on behalf of care homes, domiciliary care agencies, supported living, specialist extra care housing providers and day care centres, both in the private and voluntary sectors. This includes older people and those with dementia; people with physical disabilities; those with mental health issues and individuals with learning disabilities.

How we support you

OUR MEMBERS

'Outstanding organisation for the care sector. Well represented and well led.'

over 400

Subscribers

100%

Said ICG is good value for money

20

Years Established

2019 ICG Conference

'Fantastic broad range of speakers and workshops...I found the day to be very motivational'

OUR MEMBERS

'Outstanding organisation for the care sector. Well represented and well led.'

Over 400

Subscribers

20

Years Established

100%

Said ICG is good value for money

2019 ICG Conference

'Fantastic broad range of speakers and workshops … I found the day to be very motivational'

Latest News

Fourteen-day care home trip isolation period ‘excessive’, says ICG

Apr 13, 2021

A government requirement for care home residents to isolate for 14 days following external trips has come under criticism. While welcoming updated care home visiting…

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Cautious Welcome for Double Visits

Apr 5, 2021

Today’s Government announcement increasing the number of visitors care and nursing home residents can have has met with a cautious welcome from providers. Provider body…

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A tribute to key workers and those lost to Covid – Mike Padgham – The Guardian

Mar 23, 2021

On Tuesday (23.03.21), to mark the anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown, we will all stop for a moment to reflect on those we have…

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Call For Care Sector Help As Funding Ends

Mar 18, 2021

Providers need help during pandemic CARE providers today urged the Government not to turn its back on care providers and to keep providing support at…

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Why this Budget must ‘get social care done’ – Mike Padgham | Yorkshire Post

Mar 1, 2021

On Wednesday we will have the first Budget since the country was hit by Covid-19. We will see what the Chancellor has to say about…

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Shock As Care Homes Deaths Top 1,000 A Week

Jan 28, 2021

But providers hope deaths will now fall Care providers today warned that Covid-19 had not gone away – despite the vaccine programme – after new…

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Care home chief becomes a COVID-19 vaccine volunteer

Jan 28, 2021

The acting chief executive of the Independent Care Group (ICG) has signed up to do her bit in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Bev…

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‘Lets Get Social Care Done’

Jan 12, 2021

Mike Padgham, Chairman of the Independent Care Group (ICG) says the Government’s goal for 2021 should be to  ‘Get Social Care Done’. Read the full…

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The Reader: Boris Johnson must step up and reform our social care

Jan 6, 2021

No tears will be shed for 2020 and as we start the new year, we all pray for better times ahead. My hope for 2021…

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‘No more excuses’ for social care reform

Jan 6, 2021

Prime minister Boris Johnson has been pressed to address social care reform this year and make it an urgent government priority now that Brexit has…

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What do we do?

We work alongside the statutory authorities on an on-going basis, including North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, all the Clinical Commissioning Groups in North Yorkshire and the Care Quality Commission. We act as a professional conduit, passing on concerns of providers and the solution on issues such as fee rates, contracts, terms and assistance through learning. We ensure care providers have input into quality standards and assessments so that they are clear and achievable.

We promote the care sector by lobbying politicians both in person, by regular media releases to national newspapers and regional television. We also have an extensive social media presence making sure that adult social care is at the forefront.

Our commitment

Our commitment is to our members helping care providers give the best possible service to vulnerable individuals they look after.

We evaluate our service to our members on an annual basis to ensure the quality of service remains of the highest quality and maintains consistency.

Find out how membership can benefit your business.

What do we do?

We work alongside the statutory authorities on an on-going basis, including North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, all the Clinical Commissioning Groups in North Yorkshire and the Care Quality Commission. We act as a professional conduit, passing on concerns of providers and the solution on issues such as fee rates, contracts, terms and assistance through learning. We ensure care providers have input into quality standards and assessments so that they are clear and achievable.

We promote the care sector by lobbying politicians both in person, by regular media releases to national newspapers and regional television. We also have an extensive social media presence making sure that adult social care is at the forefront.

Our commitment

Our commitment is to our members helping care providers give the best possible service to vulnerable individuals they look after.

We evaluate our service to our members on an annual basis to ensure the quality of service remains of the highest quality and maintains consistency.

Find out how membership can benefit your business.

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What do we do?

We work alongside the statutory authorities on an on-going basis, including North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, all the Clinical Commissioning Groups in North Yorkshire and the Care Quality Commission. We act as a professional conduit, passing on concerns of providers and the solution on issues such as fee rates, contracts, terms and assistance through learning. We ensure care providers have input into quality standards and assessments so that they are clear and achievable.

We promote the care sector by lobbying politicians both in person, by regular media releases to national newspapers and regional television. We also have an extensive social media presence making sure that adult social care is at the forefront.

Our commitment

Our commitment is to our members helping care providers give the best possible service to vulnerable individuals they look after.

We evaluate our service to our members on an annual basis to ensure the quality of service remains of the highest quality and maintains consistency.

Find out how membership can benefit your business.