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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 […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Hull and East Riding care home residents celebrate Christmas card competition win

Hull and East Riding care home residents celebrate Christmas card competition win

A colourful range of Christmas cards have been launched for sale to raise funds for specialist activities across Hull and East Riding care homes. Four cards were chosen from over 150 entries submitted by residents in a competition run by Hull based Hica Group. The selection pack of cards are now on sale in all […]

13th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Head of hospitality appointed at retirement village

Head of hospitality appointed at retirement village

Buckshaw Retirement Village has appointed a new head of hospitality to manage all the site’s catering services. Gary Williams, a professionally qualified and highly experienced catering manager, joins the Lancashire organisation at a time of further investment in staff and facilities. Gary, 52, who has managed kitchens within the health and hotel sectors for more […]

18th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home staff walk millions of miles to raise money for residents

Care home staff walk millions of miles to raise money for residents

Staff from a Hull and East Riding based care group have successfully completed a company-wide health and fundraising challenge, walking millions of miles to raise money for residents. Teams of staff from Hica Group, a not for profit organisation which runs 20 residential care homes and 2 retirement villages, walked almost 34 million steps during […]

9th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Green fingered residents and care home staff award for blooming marvellous gardens!

Green fingered residents and care home staff award for blooming marvellous gardens!

Green fingered residents and care home staff have been awarded for their impressive garden makeovers. Creative care home Raleigh Court, based in Hull, and supported living housing Horrox Court, based in Keyingham, were awarded joint first out of dozens of entries in the annual Hica in Bloom garden makeover competition. The Hica in Bloom competition […]

19th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home residents awarded highest French military award

Care home residents awarded highest French military award

Two courageous men have been awarded the highest French military award for their bravery during the Normandy Landings of WWII.   Edward Carey and Peter Dukes were officially awarded the Chevalier in the Ordre national de la Legion d’honneur by the Hon. Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire.   The […]

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Bridlington care home hosts family fun day to provide innovative solutions for symptoms of dementia

Bridlington care home hosts family fun day to provide innovative solutions for symptoms of dementia

A Bridlington care home has hosted a family fun day to raise money to provide innovative solutions for the symptoms of dementia. Staff at Red House care home, run by not for profit organisation Hica Group, came together to host cake stalls, tombolas and raffles, raising £350 to go towards purchasing pop up reminiscence ‘pods’. […]

23rd August 2016 | By | Reply More
Dementia training to put care home residents needs first

Dementia training to put care home residents needs first

The largest ever staff training programme is underway at leading Hull-based dementia care specialist Hica Group.    More than 1,000 employees across 20 care homes in the Hull and East Riding area are set to receive fresh and enhanced training.   Initially this investment involves training the entire senior operational team in advanced methods of dementia care […]

9th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Hull care home introduces new manager following significant investment

Hull care home introduces new manager following significant investment

A Hull care home has introduced a new manager following significant investment and refurbishment. Longhill House, based in Coldstream Close, welcomed Stephen Fenwick to his role as manager of the residential care home, which specialises in care for older people and people with dementia. Stephen, 59 and from Hull, brings almost two decades of care […]

15th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Manager awarded for putting Oomph! into residential care

Manager awarded for putting Oomph! into residential care

A Hedon-based care home manager has been recognised by a national initiative for her dedication to resident’s wellness. Cindy Turner, manager of Albemarle care home, based in Baxtergate, Hedon, has received the Manager of the Month Award from Oomph! Wellness thanks to her outstanding contribution towards residents health and wellbeing. Cindy impressed judges with her […]

24th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Influential care home celebrates gold anniversary

Influential care home celebrates gold anniversary

A North Lincolnshire care home which helped change the approach to local learning disability care has celebrated its 50th year. The Birches, based in Brigg, celebrated its gold anniversary by hosting a special party for residents, staff and the local community, with special guest and resident Queenie Codd also celebrating her 50th year living at […]

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