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The Benefits of Joining the ICG

Welcome to the Independent Care Group

Who are we?

The Independent Care Group is the recognised representative body for independent care providers in York and North Yorkshire. We are a non-profit organisation with a Board of Directors who work on a voluntary basis for the benefit of the independent and voluntary care industry.

Who do we work with?

We work on behalf of care homes, domiciliary care agencies, supported living, specialist extra care housing providers and day care centres, both in the private and voluntary sectors. This includes older people and those with dementia; people with physical disabilities; those with mental health issues and individuals with learning disabilities.

How we support you

OUR MEMBERS

'Outstanding organisation for the care sector. Well represented and well led.'

over 400

Subscribers

100%

Said ICG is good value for money

20

Years Established

2019 ICG Conference

'Fantastic broad range of speakers and workshops...I found the day to be very motivational'

OUR MEMBERS

'Outstanding organisation for the care sector. Well represented and well led.'

Over 400

Subscribers

20

Years Established

100%

Said ICG is good value for money

2019 ICG Conference

'Fantastic broad range of speakers and workshops … I found the day to be very motivational'

Latest News

ITV News reveals plans to discharge Covid-19 patients into care homes

May 28, 2020

ITV News has uncovered plans to discharge at least 1,800 patients from hospital into care homes during the coronavirus pandemic. The government has denied there…

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‘We don’t get paid for empty beds’ : the crisis facing UK Care Home operators – Mike Padgham – Financial Times

May 28, 2020

 

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Financial aid for care homes ‘still not reaching front line’​

May 28, 2020

Campaigners are calling for financial aid earmarked by central government for social care to be given directly to providers to prevent insolvency as they battle…

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Coronavirus: Care homes could ‘go to the wall’ as costs rise

May 28, 2020

Care homes “could go to the wall” due to rising costs from the coronavirus pandemic, bosses have said. Thirty out of 102 care providers contacted…

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No Room For Complacency In Covid-19 Fight

May 28, 2020

Time to start preparing for the recovery of social care Carers today warned there was no room for complacency in the fight against coronavirus (Covid-19).…

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Total Reform Of Social Care Must Start Now

May 28, 2020

Never go back to where we were pre-Covid-19 Deaths in social care settings from coronavirus have demonstrated the urgent need for a complete overhaul of…

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ICG manifesto maps overhaul of social care sector

May 28, 2020

Representative body Independent Care Group (ICG) has called for an industry task force to lead an overhaul of the British care system in the wake…

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UK social care underfunded for 2 decades’ | Thousands of ‘unexplained’ deaths exposed

May 22, 2020

Mike Padgham, Independent Care Group Chair, gives his comments on care home conditions in the UK after Boris Johnson was asked to account for ‘unexplained’…

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Anger over reported delay to social care reform

May 22, 2020

Plans were discussed before Covid-19 pandemic – ICG Media Release 22 May 2020 Reports that the Government had plans in place to reform social care…

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Caution urged as care home death figures fall

May 22, 2020

Providers stress need to improve support for carers – ICG Media Release 22 May 2020 Care providers today gave a cautious welcome to the news…

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What do we do?

We work alongside the statutory authorities on an on-going basis, including North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, all the Clinical Commissioning Groups in North Yorkshire and the Care Quality Commission. We act as a professional conduit, passing on concerns of providers and the solution on issues such as fee rates, contracts, terms and assistance through learning. We ensure care providers have input into quality standards and assessments so that they are clear and achievable.

We promote the care sector by lobbying politicians both in person, by regular media releases to national newspapers and regional television. We also have an extensive social media presence making sure that adult social care is at the forefront.

Our commitment

Our commitment is to our members helping care providers give the best possible service to vulnerable individuals they look after.

We evaluate our service to our members on an annual basis to ensure the quality of service remains of the highest quality and maintains consistency.

Find out how membership can benefit your business.

What do we do?

We work alongside the statutory authorities on an on-going basis, including North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, all the Clinical Commissioning Groups in North Yorkshire and the Care Quality Commission. We act as a professional conduit, passing on concerns of providers and the solution on issues such as fee rates, contracts, terms and assistance through learning. We ensure care providers have input into quality standards and assessments so that they are clear and achievable.

We promote the care sector by lobbying politicians both in person, by regular media releases to national newspapers and regional television. We also have an extensive social media presence making sure that adult social care is at the forefront.

Our commitment

Our commitment is to our members helping care providers give the best possible service to vulnerable individuals they look after.

We evaluate our service to our members on an annual basis to ensure the quality of service remains of the highest quality and maintains consistency.

Find out how membership can benefit your business.

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What do we do?

We work alongside the statutory authorities on an on-going basis, including North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, all the Clinical Commissioning Groups in North Yorkshire and the Care Quality Commission. We act as a professional conduit, passing on concerns of providers and the solution on issues such as fee rates, contracts, terms and assistance through learning. We ensure care providers have input into quality standards and assessments so that they are clear and achievable.

We promote the care sector by lobbying politicians both in person, by regular media releases to national newspapers and regional television. We also have an extensive social media presence making sure that adult social care is at the forefront.

Our commitment

Our commitment is to our members helping care providers give the best possible service to vulnerable individuals they look after.

We evaluate our service to our members on an annual basis to ensure the quality of service remains of the highest quality and maintains consistency.

Find out how membership can benefit your business.