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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

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May 19, 2020

The shadow home secretary has accused the government of “rank hypocrisy” for closing the door to low-skilled immigration while cheering NHS workers. As home secretary…

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Not Time To Ease Restrictions In Care Homes

May 12, 2020

Group fears a spike in deaths if care lockdown is eased Care providers fear a spike in the number of care and nursing home deaths…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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.