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Care home chief becomes a COVID-19 vaccine volunteer

Jan 28, 2021

The acting chief executive of the Independent Care Group (ICG) has signed up to do her bit in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Bev Proctor has become a COVID-19 vaccine volunteer to help tackle the pandemic. Ms Proctor who will be providing the vaccine from a GP surgery in her hometown of York said:…

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‘Lets Get Social Care Done’

Jan 12, 2021

Mike Padgham, Chairman of the Independent Care Group (ICG) says the Government’s goal for 2021 should be to  ‘Get Social Care Done’. Read the full article https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/e-magazines/care-home-professional-january-2021/

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The Reader: Boris Johnson must step up and reform our social care

Jan 6, 2021

No tears will be shed for 2020 and as we start the new year, we all pray for better times ahead. My hope for 2021 is that we finally get the proper reform of social care we have been promised for so long. Covid-19 exposed a sector in crisis and vulnerable to such a dreadful virus. The death toll in…

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‘No more excuses’ for social care reform

Jan 6, 2021

Prime minister Boris Johnson has been pressed to address social care reform this year and make it an urgent government priority now that Brexit has been sorted. Mike Padgham, chairman of the Independent Care Group, said 2021 must be the year social care reform happens, especially following the Covid-19 pandemic. Mr Padgham said: “Now that…

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Give care workers a bonus this year

Dec 22, 2020

Mike Padgham, the chair of Independent Care Group, on the debt we owe social care staff and frontline workers, and his hopes for reform of the sector. Care workers and the NHS have been at the frontline in the fight against Covid-19 and, with other key workers, have put their own health and safety to one…

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