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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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COVID-19 Could Push Care Home Providers ‘Out of Business’ En Masse, Warns Industry Representative

Jun 26, 2020

A great many care and nursing homes in England were already in a “perilous state” well before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus due to a decade of government-imposed austerity resulting in around £8 billion of cuts from social care budges, explains a care home provider based in Yorkshire. Mike Padgham, chair of the Independent…

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Time To Look To The Future For Social Care

Jun 18, 2020

Positive news should be catalyst for change Care providers say the time is coming for the Government to start planning for the future of social care after coronavirus. Whilst warning against complacency, the Independent Care Group says it is time to be looking ahead. The figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that…

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UK social care underfunded for 2 decades’ | Thousands of ‘unexplained’ deaths exposed

May 22, 2020

Mike Padgham, Independent Care Group Chair, gives his comments on care home conditions in the UK after Boris Johnson was asked to account for ‘unexplained’ deaths amid the #COVID19 pandemic.  

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