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

By Alyson | 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

By Alyson | 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…

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Providers concerned about future survival

By Alyson | 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…

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ICG warns care providers may collapse without more funding

By Alyson | 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…

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Warning Over Care Provider Survival During Virus

By Alyson | 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…

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An open letter to Matt Hancock over social care’s virus crisis – Mike Padgham

By Alyson | Apr 24, 2020

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/open-letter-matt-hancock-over-social-cares-virus-crisis-mike-padgham-2541979 MIKE Padgham, chair of the Scarborough-based Independent Care Group, today writes this open letter to Health Secretary Matt Hancock. Dear Secretary of State, I…

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Coronavirus: Access to PPE ‘not working’ warns Independent Care Group chairman

By Alyson | Apr 24, 2020

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-access-ppe-not-working-warns-independent-care-group-chairman-2542401 The chairman of an Independent Care group in Yorkshire says a government promise to provide adequate protection equipment to guard them against coronavirus “is…

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Yorkshire Coast Care Group Warns on Coronavirus

By Alyson | Apr 15, 2020

A Yorkshire coast-based Care Group is warning about the sector not being equipped to deal with coronavirus. Nursing and care homes for older people are…

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COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC)

By Alyson | Apr 7, 2020

COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC) Guidance on infection prevention and control for COVID-19. Updated 6th April 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control    

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes

By Alyson | Apr 7, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes  How to protect care home residents and staff during the coronavirus outbreak. This guidance is…

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