Media Release

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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Face masks must remain to protect the vulnerable

Jul 6, 2021

Protective face masks must remain where older and vulnerable people are being looked after even after lockdown restrictions are completely lifted, the ICG said today. And they are also worried about the impact of a ‘free for all’ if all restrictions on visiting in care and nursing homes are lifted alongside other renewed freedoms. The…

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