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Care workers urged to get Covid-19 booster

Jan 7, 2022

CARE workers are being urged to get their Covid-19 booster jab because providers fear the worst of the Omicron variant is still to come. The Independent Care Group (ICG) said care staff needed the booster to protect themselves and the people they care for. ICG chair, Mike Padgham, said: “My fear is that the peak…

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Muted welcome for care White Paper

Dec 1, 2021

The Independent Care Group today gave a muted welcome to a long-awaited White Paper on the future of social care. It welcomed parts of today’s White Paper, ‘People at the Heart of Care’, but ICG Chair Mike Padgham warned: “A vision without action is merely a dream. “There is no promise of any extra funding,…

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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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