Tag: HICA Group

Former local Land Girl awarded with special Women’s Land Army Badge

Former local Land Girl awarded with special Women’s Land Army Badge

A Hull resident has been awarded a special Women’s Land Army Badge to mark her efforts during Second World War. Nora Greenfield, who is a resident at Hica Group care home Raleigh Court, was nominated for the award by staff at the specialist dementia care home.   Nora, who is 97, worked on a threshing […]

7th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Hedon care home celebrates birthday of long serving staff member

Hedon care home celebrates birthday of long serving staff member

Staff and residents from a Hedon care home came together to celebrate the birthday of one of their longest serving staff members. Pat Thompson, who has worked for Albemarle Care Home as a carer and a chef for 22 years, was thrown a special surprise 70th birthday party by her colleagues and the residents of […]

27th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Care group hosts 25th anniversary ball for hundreds of residents

Care group hosts 25th anniversary ball for hundreds of residents

A Hull and East Riding based care organisation has marked its 25th year by throwing a glamourous ball for hundreds of its residents.   The Hica Group, a not-for-profit organisation which runs 19 homes and two retirement villages across the area, held its annual Shine Ball at the Station Hotel, Hull. The event included a […]

16th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Driffield care home thanks local community for blooming marvellous support

Driffield care home thanks local community for blooming marvellous support

Green fingered residents and care home staff have thanked the local community for donations to a gardens in bloom competition entry. The Woodlands, a specialist dementia care home in Driffield, created a space with residents in mind. The ‘everlasting garden’ theme allows residents to enjoy the space without requiring too much maintenance. Local building suppliers […]

2nd October 2017 | By | Reply More
Hica care group creates new role to oversee North West operations

Hica care group creates new role to oversee North West operations

A northern care group which operates a luxury retirement village and care services across the North West has welcomed a new regional director. Lisa Barnes, from Lancashire, has worked in the health and social care industry for over twenty years. She joins the Hull-based Hica Group team at a time of significant investment for the […]

29th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Hull based care staff go the extra mile for fundraising

Hull based care staff go the extra mile for fundraising

Dozens of care workers went the extra mile to take part in a campaign to provide people in residential care with the best quality of life. Teams of staff from across Hull based Hica Group, a not for profit organisation which run 19 homes across Hull and East Riding, came together to complete a 10-mile […]

21st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Hica Group ‘business as usual’ after selling four of its care homes

Hica Group ‘business as usual’ after selling four of its care homes

Care operator Hica Group is selling off four of its homes as part of a strategic business plan to build for a stronger, stable future. The Hull-based group will use the financial proceeds to eliminate bank borrowings and provide cash reserves for future investment in enhanced quality care and its regional network of homes. Meanwhile, […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Chorley specialist dementia care home has re-launched its pet therapy facility

Chorley specialist dementia care home has re-launched its pet therapy facility

A specialist dementia care home has re-launched its permanent pet therapy facility to contribute to the care of its residents. The Lodge, which is based within the award-winning Buckshaw Retirement Village, Chorley, recently launched The Pet Shop, which is home to several pet rabbits, fish and guinea pigs. The Pet Shop was introduced to provide […]

21st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Person-centred care celebrated in Grimsby care home video

Person-centred care celebrated in Grimsby care home video

A Grimsby care home is one of only two residential services in the UK featured in new videos about person-centred care.   The Anchorage, on Rutland Street, is featured in a new set of films the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) on personalised support in residential settings. Filming has already started at The Anchorage, […]

16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Assisted living community begins its entry to blooming marvellous competition

Assisted living community begins its entry to blooming marvellous competition

Luxury assisted living facility, The Grange, near Chorley, has begun its entry into a ‘gardens in bloom’ competition, which spans across the north of England. The Grange, which is based within the award-winning Buckshaw Retirement Village, is looking to replicate its success of last year. The talented gardeners won a special recognition award for their […]

7th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Hull and East Riding based care group continues investment in its activities and wellbeing programme

Hull and East Riding based care group continues investment in its activities and wellbeing programme

A Hull and East Riding based care group is continuing to invest in its activities and wellbeing programme with the creation of a new specialist lead role in this area. Hica Group, which operates 19 care homes across the area, as well as two retirement villages, has promoted quality and compliance advisor, Brian Johnson, to […]

7th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care group invests in new technology for staff and residents

Care group invests in new technology for staff and residents

A Hull and East Riding based care group has invested in new technology to support resident activity programmes.  The Hica Group, a not for profit organisation, has invested in tablet computers for each of its activity staff across 14 of its care homes, further supporting best practice across its operations. The donation was made by […]

30th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Chorley retirement village supports mental health awareness week

Chorley retirement village supports mental health awareness week

Staff at a luxury retirement village in Chorley organised a ‘Walk for Change’ in support of Mental Health Awareness Week. Residents, the team and friends of the award winning Buckshaw Retirement Village part of The Hica Group, came together for a stroll around the village to raise awareness of mental health. The walk, which was organised […]

16th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home wellbeing open day support welcomes older people in the community

Care home wellbeing open day support welcomes older people in the community

A Hull care home hosted an open wellbeing day to support the care and inclusion of older people in the community. Visitors to Wilton Lodge care home, which is operated by the Hica Group, had the opportunity to take part in specialist gentle exercise classes for older people and those with dementia. The care home […]

10th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Grimsby care home earns highest award for third year running

Grimsby care home earns highest award for third year running

A local Grimsby care home has been awarded the highest accolade by a local NHS organisation for the third year in a row. The Anchorage, on Rutland Street, has been awarded the North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Gold Award thanks to staff dedication to the care of its residents. Penni Brown, chief executive […]

5th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Hull care home teams up with neighbouring primary school

Hull care home teams up with neighbouring primary school

A Hull care home is teaming up with a neighbouring primary school to provide activities and friendship for residents and students. Staff from Wilton Lodge, Holderness Road, have partnered with the team at Woodland Primary School, starting with the Hull City of Culture 2017 Challenge Hull ‘Conga of Culture’. Staff and residents from the home […]

10th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home welcomes top UK orchestra as part of  council art project

Care home welcomes top UK orchestra as part of council art project

A Withernsea care home has welcomed one of the UK’s leading orchestras as part of a Hull City of Culture 2017 art project. Residents and staff at Tamarix Lodge, a residential care home which is operated by Hica Group, enjoyed a live performance from the Manchester Camerata Orchestra as part of the new ‘Classically Yours’ […]

21st March 2017 | By | Reply More
Luxury retirement village celebrates Nutrition and Hydration week with foodie fun

Luxury retirement village celebrates Nutrition and Hydration week with foodie fun

A luxury Chorley retirement village has taken part in a national initiative surrounding good nutrition and hydration.   Residents and staff from The Grange, an assisted living environment in the award winning Buckshaw Retirement Village, took part in Nutrition and Hydration Week (March 13-19), which is supported by official health organisations such as NHS England. The […]

20th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Wellbeing event offers support for the Humberston community

Wellbeing event offers support for the Humberston community

A Humberston care home is set to host an open wellbeing day to support the care of older people in the community. Alderlea care home will provide visitors with sessions of gentle exercise classes for older people and those with dementia, as well as expert advice on care and nutrition on Thursday March 23 from […]

17th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Fun run raises thousands in memory of care home resident

Fun run raises thousands in memory of care home resident

A group of energetic care staff have raised thousands of pounds in a sponsored fun run, led by a local businessman in memory of his wife. Staff, residents and friends of care home Overton House, Cottingham were joined by teams from residential homes The Hollies and The Rowans, which are all operated by not for […]

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