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Government must act as social care starts to break

Aug 23, 2021

The Independent Care Group (ICG) today renewed its appeal for urgent Government action as more and more care providers hit difficulties. They say the Government has to set up an emergency task force of volunteers straight away otherwise the social care system will collapse and take NHS care with it. The Independent Care Group (ICG)…

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ICG responds to Covid-19 death figures released by CQC

Jul 21, 2021

YEARS of neglect and under-funding meant the care of older and vulnerable people was in crisis when the pandemic struck and tragedy was inevitable, the Independent Care Group said today. It said providers mourned every single Covid-19 death and sent their condolences to everyone who had lost loved ones. The priority now was to force…

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Welcome for Covid-19 booster proposal

Jun 30, 2021

The Independent Care Group (ICG) today welcomed proposals to give older and vulnerable people a booster injection to protect them from Covid-19. The ICG said it was a very sensible move, particularly as cases continue to rise. ICG Chair Mike Padgham said: “We very much welcome this news as it is paramount that we continue…

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Damning indictment of Govt social care failure

Jun 16, 2021

A new report criticising the Government’s handling of social care is yet another damning indictment of the way it cares for the country’s oldest and most vulnerable, the Independent Care Group (ICG) said today. The ICG said the Government had committed betrayal after betrayal of social care, leaving at least 1.5m people without the care…

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Shock As Care Homes Deaths Top 1,000 A Week

Jan 28, 2021

But providers hope deaths will now fall Care providers today warned that Covid-19 had not gone away – despite the vaccine programme – after new figures revealed that almost 1,300 people had died in care and nursing homes in a week. Latest figures from the Office for National Statistic show that 1,271 people died from…

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