COVID in care homes: 'We weren't prepared, we weren't ready, we were forgotten'

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Care homes were 'forgotten' during the early stages of the COVID pandemic, an industry leader has told Sky News. Mike Padgham, chairman of the Independent Care Group, which represents providers in York and North Yorkshire, told Trevor Phillips residents were left without protection. “I don’t believe myself there was a ring of protection thrown round us,” Mr Padgham said. “We weren’t prepared. We weren’t ready. We didn’t have the PPE, we didn’t have the testing. “And it took the government many, many weeks to actually see what was happening in homes, despite our best efforts and protestations." SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Instagram: For more content go to and download our apps: Apple: Android Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí
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