ICG Chair’s thanks for ‘blood, sweat and tears’ from heroic social care workers

Jul 2, 2021

Ahead of NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day on Monday (5 July), ICG Chair Mike Padgham said the country owed care workers a huge debt of gratitude as well as a better future. Mr Padgham said: “To my own 140 amazing staff, to the thousands working across North Yorkshire and the hundreds of thousands…

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Welcome for Covid-19 booster proposal

Jun 30, 2021

The Independent Care Group (ICG) today welcomed proposals to give older and vulnerable people a booster injection to protect them from Covid-19. The ICG said it was a very sensible move, particularly as cases continue to rise. ICG Chair Mike Padgham said: “We very much welcome this news as it is paramount that we continue…

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ICG dismayed over compulsory vaccines

Jun 22, 2021

The Independent Care Grou (ICG) is dismayed over reports that the Government is to make a Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for those working in the sector. The ICG said it feared the policy might discourage people from taking up jobs in social care at a time when there are upwards of 120,000 vacancies. ICG Chair Mike…

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Anger over delay to PM social care talks

Jun 21, 2021

The Independent Care Group (ICG) today reacted angrily to news that a top-level meeting involving the Prime Minister and Chancellor to discuss reform of social care had been postponed. It had been reported that Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Matt Hancock were to meet tomorrow to discuss reform of the way the country…

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Damning indictment of Govt social care failure

Jun 16, 2021

A new report criticising the Government’s handling of social care is yet another damning indictment of the way it cares for the country’s oldest and most vulnerable, the Independent Care Group (ICG) said today. The ICG said the Government had committed betrayal after betrayal of social care, leaving at least 1.5m people without the care…

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