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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 figures revealed that almost 1,300 people had died in care and nursing homes in a week. Latest figures from the Office for National Statistic show that 1,271 people died from…

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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 Proctor has become a COVID-19 vaccine volunteer to help tackle the pandemic. Ms Proctor who will be providing the vaccine from a GP surgery in her hometown of York said:…

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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 article https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/e-magazines/care-home-professional-january-2021/

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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 is that we finally get the proper reform of social care we have been promised for so long. Covid-19 exposed a sector in crisis and vulnerable to such a dreadful virus. The death toll in…

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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 been sorted. Mike Padgham, chairman of the Independent Care Group, said 2021 must be the year social care reform happens, especially following the Covid-19 pandemic. Mr Padgham said: “Now that…

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