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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

‘Care and nursing home visiting can’t come back soon enough but the time frame the Government has set is tight for providers.’

Nov 24, 2020

‘Mike Padgham interviewed on BBC News at 6pm (23.11.2020) by Hugh Pym commented that ‘Care and nursing home visiting can’t come back soon enough but the…

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Urgent need to save care providers from closure – ICG Media Release

Nov 19, 2020

Urgent need to save care providers from closure – Home care providers fear going out of business Care providers who look after some of the…

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Save care homes from being sued: Bosses urge ministers to protect nursing centres against the crippling cost of legal claims… just like the NHS

Nov 19, 2020

Care homes have been hit by soaring insurance premiums and running costs Bereaved relatives could ruin firms if they decide to take them to court…

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North Yorkshire issues further advice on Care Home visits 31st October 2020

Oct 31, 2020

North Yorkshire’s public health and social care leaders have urgently issued further advice and clarification about visits taking place to people who live in residential…

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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…

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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…

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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

 

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.