Media Release

No lessons learned from pandemic, ICG warns

Oct 12, 2021

THE Government continues to ignore a crisis in social care that left the care of our oldest and most vulnerable exposed to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Independent Care Group (ICG) said today. Welcoming the publication of a first inquiry into the pandemic, the ICG said social care paid an awful price for years of under-funding…

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Stop criticising and start supporting the care sector, says ICG

Oct 4, 2021

The Independent Care Group (ICG) today called for Health Secretary Sajid Javid to stop criticising care workers and start tackling the crisis in the sector. The ICG is angry after Mr Javid said those working in care should “go and get another job” if they didn’t want to have the Covid-19 vaccine. “I feel Mr…

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Government urged to get a grip on social care

Sep 27, 2021

The Independent Care Group today called on the Government to step in and tackle the crisis in social care like it is doing over petrol and food shortages. The ICG says the Government is willing to do anything to support some issues but continues to ignore the crisis in social care. It today warned that…

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Recall Parliament to tackle crisis in social care staffing

Aug 12, 2021

PARLIAMENT should be recalled for MPs to urgently tackle the staffing crisis in social care and recruit a task force of volunteers to help out, The Independent Care Group (ICG) said today. The ICG today unveiled a three-point plan to prevent a “winter meltdown” due to the crisis in the care of older and vulnerable…

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Fears for care as recruitment crisis deepens

Jul 26, 2021

The Independent Care Group fears providers may soon not have enough staff to care for the country’s oldest and most vulnerable as a recruitment crisis depends. The ICG is calling for Government help as the number of people needing care continues to rise. ICG Chair Mike Padgham said: “We are approaching crisis point where there…

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