A GROUP that represents social care providers across York and North Yorkshire is celebrating a year of success as it marks a decade since it was set up.

The Independent Care Group (York and North Yorkshire) held its annual general meeting in York last week. Chairman Mike Padgham said members had a lot to be proud of, growing to represent almost 90 per cent of care homes in York and North Yorkshire. But he said financial pressure on care commissioners and the issue of a fair price for social care need to be addressed.