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Give care workers a bonus this year

Dec 22, 2020

Mike Padgham, the chair of Independent Care Group, on the debt we owe social care staff and frontline workers, and his hopes for reform of the sector. Care workers and the NHS have been at the frontline in the fight against Covid-19 and, with other key workers, have put their own health and safety to one…

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Vaccine miracle is no cure for social care crisis’ here’s why – Mike Padgham

Dec 14, 2020

WINSTON Churchill once said: “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” He was speaking after the Allies had secured victory in Egypt, but his words, spoken in 1942, carry with them the stark warning that the war wasn’t over…

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‘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 time frame the Government has set  is tight for providers.’  Click the link below to hear the full interview. (23:37) https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000prpv/bbc-news-at-six-23112020

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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 country’s oldest and most vulnerable people urgently need Government support to survive as they wilt under the pressure of Covid-19. Representative body The Independent Care Group (ICG) said the danger…

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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 Care home bosses want ministers to give indemnity to Covid-related damages   Care home bosses are pleading with the Government to protect them from being sued over outbreaks of coronavirus. Firms…

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