new swirl design

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’s response to the CQC’s annual assessment of health care and social care in England released 16.10.2020

Oct 16, 2020

Care watchdog confirms crisis in care has worsened – CQC says Covid-19 has exacerbated problems The findings of a care watchdog have confirmed the need…

READ MORE

Call For Urgent Care Reform In Face Of Covid-19

Oct 13, 2020

Second wave impacting upon care Urgent reform of the way the country cares for older and vulnerable people is vital if it is to cope…

READ MORE

ICG’s Urgent appeal to Matt Hancock to support family visits to Care and Nursing Homes during the second wave of COVID-19

Oct 1, 2020

 

READ MORE

Independent Care Group: Allow Tested Visitors Into Homes

Sep 30, 2020

The Independent Care Group (ICG) has called on the government to allow a single nominated and tested visitor to see family members in care and…

READ MORE

Care providers back case for unitary council

Sep 30, 2020

The Independent Care Group has thrown its weight behind plans to create a unitary authority for North Yorkshire. The group has backed a move by…

READ MORE

Independent Care Group calls on government to end years of social care neglect

Sep 24, 2020

The chairman of an Independent Care group in Yorkshire says the Government needs to invest in long term funding for adult social care, amid fears…

READ MORE

Plans For Huge 2021 Social Care Celebration Event

Sep 16, 2020

Organisers of a successful celebration honouring those who care for older and vulnerable people in North Yorkshire are looking forward to a huge party in…

READ MORE

Coronavirus: ‘Colossal’ insurance costs threaten to make care homes ‘go out of business’

Aug 21, 2020

A lack of insurance cover for the coronavirus and rising insurance renewal premiums are threatening to put care homes ‘out of business’, care leaders warn.…

READ MORE

Care providers reporting hike in insurance premiums

Aug 20, 2020

Care providers are reporting that their insurance premiums have ‘risen exponentially’ as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Mike Padgham, who runs a nursing home…

READ MORE

Yorkshire Care Provider Facing Covid-19 Insurance Battle

Aug 20, 2020

Call for Government help amidst coronavirus crisis A Yorkshire care provider is calling for urgent Government intervention after finding it almost impossible to get insurance…

READ MORE

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.

new swirl design reverse

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.