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Damning indictment of Govt social care failure

By paul.grahamslaw | 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…

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ICG chief dismayed over enforced vaccine

By paul.grahamslaw | Jun 16, 2021

The Independent Care Group (ICG) is dismayed over reports that the Government is to make a Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for those working in the sector.…

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Govt lack of care sector knowledge exposed

By paul.grahamslaw | Jun 11, 2021

Care providers say it “beggars belief” how little knowledge of and power over the care sector Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock had during…

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Fourteen-day care home trip isolation period ‘excessive’, says ICG

By Alyson | Apr 13, 2021

A government requirement for care home residents to isolate for 14 days following external trips has come under criticism. While welcoming updated care home visiting…

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Cautious Welcome for Double Visits

By Alyson | Apr 5, 2021

Today’s Government announcement increasing the number of visitors care and nursing home residents can have has met with a cautious welcome from providers. Provider body…

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A tribute to key workers and those lost to Covid – Mike Padgham – The Guardian

By Alyson | Mar 23, 2021

On Tuesday (23.03.21), to mark the anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown, we will all stop for a moment to reflect on those we have…

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Call For Care Sector Help As Funding Ends

By Alyson | Mar 18, 2021

Providers need help during pandemic CARE providers today urged the Government not to turn its back on care providers and to keep providing support at…

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Why this Budget must ‘get social care done’ – Mike Padgham | Yorkshire Post

By Alyson | Mar 1, 2021

On Wednesday we will have the first Budget since the country was hit by Covid-19. We will see what the Chancellor has to say about…

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Shock As Care Homes Deaths Top 1,000 A Week

By Alyson | 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…

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Care home chief becomes a COVID-19 vaccine volunteer

By Alyson | 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…

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