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Government must act as social care starts to break

By paul.grahamslaw | 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…

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Recall Parliament to tackle crisis in social care staffing

By paul.grahamslaw | Aug 12, 2021

PARLIAMENT should be recalled for MPs to urgently tackle the staffing crisis in social care and recruit a task force of volunteers to help out,…

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Fears for care as recruitment crisis deepens

By paul.grahamslaw | Jul 26, 2021

The Independent Care Group fears providers may soon not have enough staff to care for the country’s oldest and most vulnerable as a recruitment crisis…

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ICG responds to Covid-19 death figures released by CQC

By paul.grahamslaw | 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…

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No ending of restrictions in care settings

By paul.grahamslaw | Jul 16, 2021

The Independent Care Group (ICG) says so-called ‘Freedom Day’ across the country will be ‘business as usual day’ in care settings. ICG Chair Mike Padgham…

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Award presented in memory of John Fisher

By paul.grahamslaw | Jul 15, 2021

A leading figure in the North Yorkshire social care sector who was lost to Covid-19 is to have an award presented in his memory. John…

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Fears over impact of compulsory vaccine

By paul.grahamslaw | Jul 14, 2021

The Independent Care Group (ICG) has repeated its concerns over compulsory vaccination for those working in the sector after the Government voted in the measure.…

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ICG Chair’s video message to new Secretary of State

By paul.grahamslaw | Jul 7, 2021
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Face masks must remain to protect the vulnerable

By paul.grahamslaw | Jul 6, 2021

Protective face masks must remain where older and vulnerable people are being looked after even after lockdown restrictions are completely lifted, the ICG said today.…

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Properly funded national care is everyone’s right

By paul.grahamslaw | Jul 5, 2021

The country deserves to have a properly funded social care system, paid for by the taxpayer, and should not have to worry about care costs…

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