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‘We don’t get paid for empty beds’ : the crisis facing UK Care Home operators – Mike Padgham – Financial Times

May 28, 2020

 

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Financial aid for care homes ‘still not reaching front line’​

May 28, 2020

Campaigners are calling for financial aid earmarked by central government for social care to be given directly to providers to prevent insolvency as they battle Covid-19. The Independent Care Group (ICG) said the £3.2bn given to local authorities to support care providers is not getting to the front line fast enough. ICG, which represents providers…

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No Room For Complacency In Covid-19 Fight

May 28, 2020

Time to start preparing for the recovery of social care Carers today warned there was no room for complacency in the fight against coronavirus (Covid-19). Whilst welcoming another fall in care and nursing home deaths, the Independent Care Group (ICG) said the country had to keep up the pressure on the virus to avoid a…

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Total Reform Of Social Care Must Start Now

May 28, 2020

Never go back to where we were pre-Covid-19 Deaths in social care settings from coronavirus have demonstrated the urgent need for a complete overhaul of the care system straightaway, campaigners said today. The Independent Care Group (ICG) says it is vital that reform of social care starts as soon as the danger of Covid-19 is…

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ICG manifesto maps overhaul of social care sector

May 28, 2020

Representative body Independent Care Group (ICG) has called for an industry task force to lead an overhaul of the British care system in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The ICG said the task force should include experts including Care England chief executive Martin Green, UK Homecare Association chief executive Jane Townson, National Care Forum…

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