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‘Care and nursing home visiting can’t come back soon enough but the time frame the Government has set is tight for providers.’

Nov 24, 2020

‘Mike Padgham interviewed on BBC News at 6pm (23.11.2020) by Hugh Pym commented that ‘Care and nursing home visiting can’t come back soon enough but the time frame the Government has set  is tight for providers.’  Click the link below to hear the full interview. (23:37) https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000prpv/bbc-news-at-six-23112020

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Save care homes from being sued: Bosses urge ministers to protect nursing centres against the crippling cost of legal claims… just like the NHS

Nov 19, 2020

Care homes have been hit by soaring insurance premiums and running costs Bereaved relatives could ruin firms if they decide to take them to court Care home bosses want ministers to give indemnity to Covid-related damages   Care home bosses are pleading with the Government to protect them from being sued over outbreaks of coronavirus. Firms…

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Independent Care Group: Allow Tested Visitors Into Homes

Sep 30, 2020

The Independent Care Group (ICG) has called on the government to allow a single nominated and tested visitor to see family members in care and nursing homes. The representative body said care providers are becoming increasingly concerned about the mental wellbeing of their residents as lockdown restrictions continue. “We cannot keep residents in lockdown for…

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Independent Care Group calls on government to end years of social care neglect

Sep 24, 2020

The chairman of an Independent Care group in Yorkshire says the Government needs to invest in long term funding for adult social care, amid fears that the country could be heading into a second wave of coronavirus, Ruth Dacey reports. While welcoming the Government’s announcement last week that care homes in England will receive extra…

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Coronavirus: ‘Colossal’ insurance costs threaten to make care homes ‘go out of business’

Aug 21, 2020

A lack of insurance cover for the coronavirus and rising insurance renewal premiums are threatening to put care homes ‘out of business’, care leaders warn. Mike Padgham, managing director of St Cecilia’s Care Group and chair of the Independent Care Group (ICG), which represents care homes, says his premium has skyrocketed. Care home director faced…

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