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Fourteen-day care home trip isolation period ‘excessive’, says ICG

Apr 13, 2021

A government requirement for care home residents to isolate for 14 days following external trips has come under criticism. While welcoming updated care home visiting guidance, including the allowance of two visitors as well as small children, the Independent Care Group (ICG) said the 14-day isolation requirement following trips was “excessive”. ICG Chair Mike Padgham…

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Cautious Welcome for Double Visits

Apr 5, 2021

Today’s Government announcement increasing the number of visitors care and nursing home residents can have has met with a cautious welcome from providers. Provider body The Independent Care Group (ICG) said the increase from one to two visitors and the chance to see grand-children and great-grand-children again was good news for home residents and their…

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A tribute to key workers and those lost to Covid – Mike Padgham – The Guardian

Mar 23, 2021

On Tuesday (23.03.21), to mark the anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown, we will all stop for a moment to reflect on those we have lost to this dreadful pandemic. Personally, I think of the thousands of people who have died in care settings. Every death is a tragedy, the loss of a loved one…

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Call For Care Sector Help As Funding Ends

Mar 18, 2021

Providers need help during pandemic CARE providers today urged the Government not to turn its back on care providers and to keep providing support at a crucial time in the fight against Covid-19. The Independent Care Group (ICG) is worried because key financial support for the social care sector comes to an end this month.…

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Why this Budget must ‘get social care done’ – Mike Padgham | Yorkshire Post

Mar 1, 2021

On Wednesday we will have the first Budget since the country was hit by Covid-19. We will see what the Chancellor has to say about the future, and what possible shape the road to recovery might take. We hope that road includes a big signpost saying “Get Social Care Done”. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has…

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