Tag: Mike Padgham

General Election-No party offering clear plan to rescue social care says care provider

General Election-No party offering clear plan to rescue social care says care provider

There are just days left to save the care of older and vulnerable adults in this country, an influential social care provider warned today, ahead of Thursday’s General Election. Mike Padgham says politicians have failed to promise the root and branch overhaul of social care that is needed. And with the election now almost upon […]

6th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care manifesto launched with an explicit need for EU nursing staff and support for care providers

Social care manifesto launched with an explicit need for EU nursing staff and support for care providers

An influential social care provider has launched his own personal manifesto in a bid to get a better deal for older and vulnerable adults from the forthcoming General Election. Mike Padgham says it is vital that the next government tackles a social care crisis which has left 1.2m people living with unmet care needs and […]

12th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Landmark care home sells for undisclosed sum to well know Scarborough care operator

Landmark care home sells for undisclosed sum to well know Scarborough care operator

A North Yorkshire-based care company is defying the gloom surrounding the care home market and expanding through the purchase of a nursing home. At a time when insolvencies amongst care businesses is on the rise, St Cecilia’s Care Services in Scarborough has completed the purchase of the 44-bed Queen Margaret’s Nursing Home in the town […]

19th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Yorkshire care conference to address documented difficulties in recruiting and keeping care staff

Yorkshire care conference to address documented difficulties in recruiting and keeping care staff

Brexit and its impact on the social care workforce will come under the spotlight during a top regional conference next week. Uncertainty surrounds the future of European workers following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the issue is likely to be discussed when the Independent Care Group holds its annual conference on […]

4th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Yorkshire pair up for highly respected British care award

Yorkshire pair up for highly respected British care award

The Independent Care Group is delighted to announce that its Chair and Chief Executive have been named as finalists for a top national award. Mike Padgham, Chair, and Keren Wilson, Chief Executive, are joint finalists for the Outstanding Contribution accolade at the LaingBuisson Awards. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony hosted by […]

1st October 2015 | By | Reply More
Huge problems ahead for care after dire warning of further spending cuts

Huge problems ahead for care after dire warning of further spending cuts

A regional social care leader has warned of huge problems ahead in the care of older and vulnerable adults after a dire warning of spending cuts to come. This week ADASS, which represents local authority social services across the country, warned that a further £1.1bn was to be cut from council budgets in the year […]

4th June 2015 | By | Reply More
Warning-Just days left to save social care

Warning-Just days left to save social care

The country has just days left to save the future welfare of our older and vulnerable adults, a leading social care group said today. The Independent Care Group (York and North Yorkshire) today warned that unless social care was better funded, many thousands of people would continue not to get the care they need. The […]

15th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Better social care can help hospital A&E and beds crisis

Better social care can help hospital A&E and beds crisis

The problems currently being faced by hospitals across the country could be eased through greater investment in care for older and vulnerable adults, a social care group said today. The Independent Care Group (York and North Yorkshire) says better social care could keep many people out of Accident and Emergency (A&E) and hospital beds, freeing […]

7th January 2015 | By | Reply More
Remember the ‘Cinderella’ carers this Christmas

Remember the ‘Cinderella’ carers this Christmas

A care spokesman today urged everyone to remember the ‘Cinderella’ carers this Christmas and New Year period. Mike Padgham, Chair of the Independent Care Group (York and North Yorkshire) said those providing care over the holidays were often forgotten. “Far too many times carers, both paid and unpaid, are left out like Cinderella during the […]

24th December 2014 | By | Reply More
Burstow Commission’s report “Key to Care” exposes a system that is starved of investment

Burstow Commission’s report “Key to Care” exposes a system that is starved of investment

A damning report into the current state of homecare provides evidence that urgent action is needed to prevent a crisis in the care of older and vulnerable people at home, a leading social care advocate said today. Mike Padgham says the publication of the Key to Care investigation into domiciliary care exposes a system that […]

2nd December 2014 | By | Reply More
Another day, another damning report on care in England-Letter to the editor

Another day, another damning report on care in England-Letter to the editor

Mike Padgham of the Independent Care Group responds to another report on what is happening in care claiming ‘Damning reports will damage social care further’ Another day, another damning report on the current state of social care. This week it is condemnation of dementia care, last week it was a sweeping generalisation from the Care […]

14th October 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Dismay over negative launch for CQC’s new inspection regime

Dismay over negative launch for CQC’s new inspection regime

A spokesman for social care has expressed his dismay over the way negative language has accompanied the launch of a new inspection regime. Mike Padgham says talk of “awful care” and care “not being good enough at the moment” from the Care Quality Commission did not help the sector to work together to improve standards. […]

10th October 2014 | By | Reply More
Praise as care group holds 10-year milestone conference

Praise as care group holds 10-year milestone conference

Leading figures in social care have paid tribute to an influential providers’ group ahead of its 10th anniversary conference. The Independent Care Group (York and North Yorkshire) will mark its milestone year with a special conference and exhibition in York today, Tuesday 7th October. Some top names in the sector have praised the contribution it […]

6th October 2014 | By | Reply More
Social care must be an election issue says care group spokesman

Social care must be an election issue says care group spokesman

Better care for older and vulnerable adults, and a recognition of the importance to communities of social care, must be a general election issue, a top spokesman for the sector is to tell a major conference. Mike Padgham will tell delegates in York that the country is chronically under-funding the care of the country’s most […]

3rd October 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Backing for care home ‘revolution’

Backing for care home ‘revolution’

A leading social care champion has hailed proposed changes to residential care as a ‘revolution’ in the way we look after older and vulnerable adults. Mike Padgham said proposals to be outlined by former care minister Paul Burstow could radically transform the way care is provided in care and nursing homes in this country. And […]

2nd September 2014 | By | Reply More
How can homecare companies operate a decent care service as local authorites force bidding down?

How can homecare companies operate a decent care service as local authorites force bidding down?

As local authorities force down the value of care to £15 per hour or less a group of social care providers have vowed to continue in their fight to get fairer funding to look after older and disabled adults. Over the last 25 plus years many social care providers have been forced into closure as […]

1st August 2014 | By | Reply More
NHS Chief Executives comments are potentially damaging to the care home sector says regional care group

NHS Chief Executives comments are potentially damaging to the care home sector says regional care group

A regional care group today criticised the Chief Executive of NHS England for saying he believed there would be no care homes in 50 years’ time. Simon Stevens said he thought better community care and advances in the treatment of dementia would mean people would be able to stay in their own homes. But the […]

3rd July 2014 | By | Reply More
National Care Home Open Day provides a chance to tell the truth about elderly care

National Care Home Open Day provides a chance to tell the truth about elderly care

National Care Home Open Day provides a chance to tell the truth about the way we look after our older people in this country, a care champion said today. Care provider Mike Padgham said the country was bombarded with negative news about standards of care in care homes when the truth was very different. He […]

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