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No Country for Old Men (and Women)? 1 in 3 of all UK COVID-19 deaths now in care homes.

May 4, 2020

No Country for Old Men (and Women)? 1 in 3 of all UK COVID-19 deaths now in care homes.   https://www.trtworld.com/video/nexus/no-country-for-old-men-and-women-1-in-3-of-all-uk-covid-19-deaths-now-in-care-homes/5eab3133738e33001a67ef24

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Care providers welcome VAT removal from PPE

May 1, 2020

Care providers have welcomed the government’s removal of VAT from PPE purchases for the next three months as they fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Independent Care Group (ICG) said it was “refreshing” to see the government was listening to care providers who were struggling financially because of the COVID-19 outbreak. ICG chair, Mike Padgham, said:…

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Providers concerned about future survival

May 1, 2020

https://www.caremanagementmatters.co.uk/providers-concerned-about-future-survival/ A survey carried out by the Independent Care Group has found that care providers are concerned about their future survival as they continue to support people during the coronavirus pandemic. The Independent Care Group (ICG) asked its members a series of questions on how they felt during COVID-19. Just over 45% of providers who…

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ICG warns care providers may collapse without more funding

May 1, 2020

https://www.thecarehomeenvironment.com/story/32533/ Trade body Independent Care Group (ICG) has warned social care providers may go bust in the coming weeks unless the UK government steps up funding for local authorities to tackle Covid-19. The government announced an extra £1.6bn in March and a further £1.6bn this month to help local authorities support social care. ICG however…

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Warning Over Care Provider Survival During Virus

May 1, 2020

https://thecareruk.com/warning-over-care-provider-survival-during-virus/ Campaigners today warned that unless the Government steps up funding for local authorities many social care providers could go to the wall as they battle to look after older and vulnerable people during coronavirus. The Government announced an extra £1.6bn in March and a further £1.6bn this month to help local authorities support social…

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