The Hull-based Hica care group has made two key appointments following the restructuring of its business to place an increasing emphasis on the growth of the Group’s homecare and village operations.
Stuart La-Ffin has become Head of Business Development for Hica’s housing, care and support services, and Stevie Scott has become Head of Organisational and Workforce Development.
Their roles will cover the Hica at Home homecare division, the Group’s Buckshaw Retirement Village at Chorley and the Holderness Grange Lifestyle Village at Hedon, near Hull.
Stuart will be actively looking for opportunities to grow the business, both through its existing operations and through gaining contracts in new geographical areas. He will be working closely with Nikki Carter, Head of Service Delivery to expand services such as housing related support, supporting people with dementia in their own homes, palliative care services, and services for adults with learning disabilities. He joined Hica 18 months ago as Group Marketing Manager.
Stevie Scott will drive the development of the workforce needed for Hica’s expansion through providing a comprehensive programme of recruitment, training and development designed to meet the challenges of working with employees who are dispersed throughout the country. She was previously Hica’s Group Head of HR for nearly two years.
Hica at Home is undergoing a sustained expansion and is recruiting hundreds of care workers throughout Yorkshire, Lancashire and Lincolnshire. The division currently has 700 staff managed from regional branch offices in Hull, Bradford, Grimsby, Doncaster, and Chorley, and satellite offices at Bridlington, Ormskirk, and Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire.
Hica also employs 200 staff in its village operations at Buckshaw Retirement Village and at Holderness Grange Lifestyle Village