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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

ICG furious over NHS jab decision

Nov 3, 2021

The Independent Care Group isCG furious after the Government delayed compulsory Covid-19 vaccination for NHS staff until April but continued with the plan for care…

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Avert crisis by investing in care, Chancellor urged

Oct 25, 2021

THE CHANCELLOR must avert a major crisis in the care of older and vulnerable people by investing in the sector this Wednesday, The Independent Care…

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Report exposes hidden scandal of unmet care need

Oct 22, 2021

OLDER and vulnerable people left without the care they need is a hidden scandal that needs to be exposed, the Independent Care Group warned today.…

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No lessons learned from pandemic, ICG warns

Oct 12, 2021

THE Government continues to ignore a crisis in social care that left the care of our oldest and most vulnerable exposed to the Covid-19 pandemic,…

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Stop criticising and start supporting the care sector, says ICG

Oct 4, 2021

The Independent Care Group (ICG) today called for Health Secretary Sajid Javid to stop criticising care workers and start tackling the crisis in the sector.…

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Government urged to get a grip on social care

Sep 27, 2021

The Independent Care Group today called on the Government to step in and tackle the crisis in social care like it is doing over petrol…

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Government must act as social care starts to break

Aug 23, 2021

The Independent Care Group (ICG) today renewed its appeal for urgent Government action as more and more care providers hit difficulties. They say the Government…

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Recall Parliament to tackle crisis in social care staffing

Aug 12, 2021

PARLIAMENT should be recalled for MPs to urgently tackle the staffing crisis in social care and recruit a task force of volunteers to help out,…

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Fears for care as recruitment crisis deepens

Jul 26, 2021

The Independent Care Group fears providers may soon not have enough staff to care for the country’s oldest and most vulnerable as a recruitment crisis…

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ICG responds to Covid-19 death figures released by CQC

Jul 21, 2021

YEARS of neglect and under-funding meant the care of older and vulnerable people was in crisis when the pandemic struck and tragedy was inevitable, the…

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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.