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Caring for the vulnerable of Scarborough: a photo essay

Jul 2, 2020

Photojournalist Gary Calton of The Guardian, documents the lives of the residents and the dedication and compassion of the staff inside Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home in the north of England, during the coronavirus pandemic. Simon Walls is perched on the edge of a set of cupboards by a large window, gently holding the hand of…

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Provider reacts to York care home coronavirus outbreak probe

Jul 2, 2020

THE chair of a care provider group has spoken out after The Press revealed that an investigation had been launched into the way a York care home handled a major coronavirus outbreak. Mike Padgham, Chair of the Independent Care Group, said Covid-19 was a ‘merciless virus,’ which had taken a huge toll on care and…

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COVID-19 Could Push Care Home Providers ‘Out of Business’ En Masse, Warns Industry Representative

Jun 26, 2020

A great many care and nursing homes in England were already in a “perilous state” well before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus due to a decade of government-imposed austerity resulting in around £8 billion of cuts from social care budges, explains a care home provider based in Yorkshire. Mike Padgham, chair of the Independent…

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Govt must heed stark warning – providers Need for urgent action to prevent closures

Jun 19, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE – 18th June 2020 – Govt must heed stark warning – providers – Need for urgent action to prevent closures Care providers today urged the Government to heed warnings over care provider closures and take immediate action. The Independent Care Group (ICG) says care and nursing homes and homecare providers could close at…

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Time To Look To The Future For Social Care

Jun 18, 2020

Positive news should be catalyst for change Care providers say the time is coming for the Government to start planning for the future of social care after coronavirus. Whilst warning against complacency, the Independent Care Group says it is time to be looking ahead. The figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that…

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