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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

Liberty Protection Safeguards – An Update Brought To You By Hempsons

Apr 1, 2022

As contained in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 (yet to come into force), the Liberty Protection Safeguards (“LPS”) are due to replace the current…

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York and Scarborough Hospitals NHS Trust

Apr 1, 2022

We wanted to update you, that from the 31 March York and Scarborough Hospitals NHS Trust have made some key changes to their ‘Living with…

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NYCC Announcement

Mar 28, 2022

We are writing with the result of our protracted negotiations with North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) over the uplift in fees for 2022/2023.  As you…

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IMPORTANT DHSC Communication to all Capacity Tracker Users

Mar 25, 2022

Dear Capacity Tracker User, We are, as ever, extremely grateful for the immense work you have done in providing data via the Capacity Tracker over…

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SUPPORT TO UKRAINIAN REFUGGES

Mar 25, 2022

NCF-led webinar looking at cohesive care sector employment and housing offer to Ukrainian refugees | 22-March-2022 Brief notes from Eddy McDowall, OACP – CAA General…

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Elevated Cyber Threat Following Russian Invasion Of Ukraine: Advice For Care Providers

Mar 11, 2022

NHS Transformation Directorate (formerly NHSX) and Digital Social Care have reiterated their call for care providers to protect themselves against the elevated cyber threat following…

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The Long Covid Guide For Employers

Mar 8, 2022

Long-term sickness has always posed a large obstacle for employers and Citation has seen that this is set to rise, with more and more employees…

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Members Newsletter – 4th March 2022

Mar 4, 2022

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Learn lessons from ‘no jab, no job’ fiasco, says ICG

Mar 2, 2022

THE Government should learn lessons from the newly-axed ‘no jab, no job’ policy and listen to care providers, The Independent Care Group said today. The…

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Care leaders condemn “pay to visit” testing

Feb 23, 2022

The Independent Care Group today condemned plans to make care and nursing home visitors pay for Covid-19 tests. The ICG has urged the Government to…

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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.