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ICG’s response to the CQC’s annual assessment of health care and social care in England released 16.10.2020

Oct 16, 2020

Care watchdog confirms crisis in care has worsened – CQC says Covid-19 has exacerbated problems The findings of a care watchdog have confirmed the need for an urgent “root and branch” reform of the way we care for older and vulnerable people, providers said today. The Independent Care Group (ICG) says the Care Quality Commission’s…

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Call For Urgent Care Reform In Face Of Covid-19

Oct 13, 2020

Second wave impacting upon care Urgent reform of the way the country cares for older and vulnerable people is vital if it is to cope with the second wave of coronavirus and an uncertain future, care providers warned today. The Independent Care Group (ICG) called on the Government to provide urgent, emergency short-term support to…

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ICG’s Urgent appeal to Matt Hancock to support family visits to Care and Nursing Homes during the second wave of COVID-19

Oct 1, 2020


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Care providers back case for unitary council

Sep 30, 2020

The Independent Care Group has thrown its weight behind plans to create a unitary authority for North Yorkshire. The group has backed a move by the current North Yorkshire County Council to scrap the existing two-tier system with both districts and a county council and replace them with a single authority instead. Some councils in…

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Plans For Huge 2021 Social Care Celebration Event

Sep 16, 2020

Organisers of a successful celebration honouring those who care for older and vulnerable people in North Yorkshire are looking forward to a huge party in 2021 after being forced to cancel this year’s event. They say the miracles social care workers have performed in the fight against coronavirus will spur them on to create an…

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