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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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‘Lets Get Social Care Done’

By Alyson | Jan 12, 2021

Mike Padgham, Chairman of the Independent Care Group (ICG) says the Government’s goal for 2021 should be to  ‘Get Social Care Done’. Read the full…

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The Reader: Boris Johnson must step up and reform our social care

By Alyson | Jan 6, 2021

No tears will be shed for 2020 and as we start the new year, we all pray for better times ahead. My hope for 2021…

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‘No more excuses’ for social care reform

By Alyson | Jan 6, 2021

Prime minister Boris Johnson has been pressed to address social care reform this year and make it an urgent government priority now that Brexit has…

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