ICG responds to Covid-19 death figures released by CQC

Jul 21, 2021

YEARS of neglect and under-funding meant the care of older and vulnerable people was in crisis when the pandemic struck and tragedy was inevitable, the Independent Care Group said today. It said providers mourned every single Covid-19 death and sent their condolences to everyone who had lost loved ones. The priority now was to force…

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No ending of restrictions in care settings

Jul 16, 2021

The Independent Care Group (ICG) says so-called ‘Freedom Day’ across the country will be ‘business as usual day’ in care settings. ICG Chair Mike Padgham said: “I think everyone welcomes a relaxation of restrictions and we all want to get back to normal as soon as possible. “But within social care we cannot help but…

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Award presented in memory of John Fisher

Jul 15, 2021

A leading figure in the North Yorkshire social care sector who was lost to Covid-19 is to have an award presented in his memory. John Fisher who was founder and Chairman of the Harrogate-based Fisher Care Group died from coronavirus in April last year. The Independent Care Group (ICG) is to present an award in…

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Fears over impact of compulsory vaccine

Jul 14, 2021

The Independent Care Group (ICG) has repeated its concerns over compulsory vaccination for those working in the sector after the Government voted in the measure. From October, anyone working in a Care Quality Commission-registered care home in England must have two vaccine doses unless they have a medical exemption. The House of Commons approved the…

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ICG Chair’s video message to new Secretary of State

Jul 7, 2021
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