Tag: HICA Group

    Orchestra in tune with Withernsea care home residents

    Orchestra in tune with Withernsea care home residents

    A partnership between one of the UK’s leading orchestras and a Withernsea care home has revealed some budding musicians and composers.   Tamarix Lodge residents have worked alongside members of the Manchester Camerata Orchestra, to produce their own music, which members of the orchestra recently performed at the Meridian Centre, a community hub in Withernsea. […]

    3rd April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Specialist Bridlington care home celebrates 40th anniversary

    Specialist Bridlington care home celebrates 40th anniversary

    A Bridlington care home, which provides specialist support for adults with learning disabilities, recently marked its 40th year of operation. Kirkgate House, part of the not for profit organisation Hica Group, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the home held an open afternoon on March 8, where residents and staff, and anyone […]

    19th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Withernsea care home teams up with local nursery to encourage new friendships

    Withernsea care home teams up with local nursery to encourage new friendships

    A Withernsea care home has teamed up with a local nursery to encourage engagement and friendship.   Tamarix Lodge will welcome children from School House Nursery and provide regular activities for the residents and students to take part in together. The care home is operated by not for profit organisation Hica Group, which runs a […]

    6th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Chorley care home fundraising efforts raise £180 for local air ambulance

    Chorley care home fundraising efforts raise £180 for local air ambulance

    Staff and residents at an award-winning retirement village in Chorley are celebrating their fundraising efforts after raising £180 for the North West Air Ambulance Service.   Residents at The Lodge and The Grange within Buckshaw Retirement Village were recently visited by members of the North West Air Ambulance Service, and to show their support, they […]

    2nd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hull care home resident celebrates landmark birthday

    Hull care home resident celebrates landmark birthday

    Staff and residents at a Hull care home recently came together to help celebrate a landmark birthday of one of their residents.   With the help of her family members, fellow residents and care home staff at Raleigh Court, Audrey Homes marked her 100th birthday.   As well as throwing Audrey a party, everyone came […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hull City of Culture project inspires care home residents in photography competition

    Hull City of Culture project inspires care home residents in photography competition

    A group of care home residents from Hull have been announced as winners of a widespread photography competition inspired by the 2017 Hull City of Culture project. Betty Wiley, 87, from Overton House, Chris Capello, 65,  from Elm Tree Court and, Gavin Quinn, 50, from Horrox Court and Edith Jensen, 93,  from Raleigh Court were […]

    9th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Chorley specialist care home celebrates the festive season by hosting a Christmas market

    Chorley specialist care home celebrates the festive season by hosting a Christmas market

    A specialist care home in Chorley celebrated the arrival of the festive season by hosting a Christmas market, which was opened by Miss Chorley 2017. The indoor market was held in Market Square, The Lodge, a specialist dementia care home within the award-winning Buckshaw Retirement Village. Becky Lizz, the reigning Miss Chorley opened the event, […]

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    Chorley care home teams up with local church for carol service with a difference

    Chorley care home teams up with local church for carol service with a difference

    An award-winning care home in Chorley has teamed up with Midge Hall Church to take part in a carol service with a difference. Buckshaw Retirement Village, which is part of the not for profit Hica group, took part in Lancashire Sings Christmas, a carol service which brings communities together to celebrate the festive season. Thousands […]

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    Best friends of 90 years hope to win Christmas cake competition

    Best friends of 90 years hope to win Christmas cake competition

    Best friends from a Hull care home are hoping to win a widespread Christmas cake competition with a special family recipe. Edith Jensen and Ruth Dent, who are both 90 years old, live at Raleigh Court Hull, a specialist care home for older people. The ladies, who have been friends since they were born, came […]

    19th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Chorley concert hits the high notes with dementia residents

    Chorley concert hits the high notes with dementia residents

    Residents at an award-winning specialist care home in Chorley enjoyed a festive musical treat performed as part of a wider wellbeing programme.   The Lodge, a specialist dementia care home within Buckshaw Retirement Village, played host to the Christmas music concert, which was performed by Music in Hospitals & Care (MiHC). The organisation specialises in […]

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    Cottingham care home takes part in Hull City of Culture 2017 funded initiative to support its residents

    Cottingham care home takes part in Hull City of Culture 2017 funded initiative to support its residents

    A Cottingham care home is taking part in a Hull City of Culture 2017 funded initiative to support its residents. Overton House, a specialist dementia care home operated by not-for-profit organisation Hica Group, has welcomed the StoryBox project, which includes free ground-breaking sessions designed for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.      The creative activities, […]

    21st November 2017 | By | Reply More
    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, […]

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