Over 200 new jobs are to be created by the Hica Group as it expands its Hica At Home homecare operations in the North West.
Hica At Home is recruiting 50 people now to service a recently-awarded Lancashire County Council tender to provide care services for residents at the newly-opened Brookside extra care housing scheme at Ormskirk.
A further 150 people will be recruited during the coming months, mainly in the Chorley, Leyland and Preston areas, in line with the continued expansion of Hica At Home’s services in the North West.
Hica At Home will manage the Brookside extra care contract from its North West offices at the Buckshaw Retirement Village near Chorley. The Brookside development provides accommodation for about 150 residents aged over 55 who may need help and support at home.
Hica At Home Managing Director Penni Brown said: “All our work at Brookside will be aimed at enabling residents to enjoy a better quality of life through supporting them to live more independently and remain in their own homes for as long as possible. As a not-for-profit organisation, we are driven by a different ethos to private agencies and the quality of Hica’s service is very much reflected by this.”
Hica currently has over 750 staff in its Hica At Home Division, which provides care to more than 1300 clients in the North West, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
The Brookside contract is the second to be awarded to Hica by Lancashire County Council. Hica is already helping people who have been in hospital to recover in a home setting at its Buckshaw Retirement Village near Chorley.
The contract is also the sixth care tender success to be achieved by Hica during the past year. The others are in the Tameside, Doncaster, Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire council areas.