Hica Group to create more than 200 new jobs

More than 200 new jobs are to be created by the Hica Group as it expands its domiciliary care operations in the North West.

Hica At Home is recruiting 50 people 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 Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Chorley, Leyland and Preston areas, in line with the continued expansion of Hica At Home’s services.

Operating from offices at Buckshaw Village, near Chorley, the organisation provides personal and specialist care to people in their own homes, providing everything from a half hour visit through to round-the-clock care, if required.

Hica At Home managing director Penni Brown said: “We are delighted to have won this contract and to be able to provide additional employment opportunities in Ormskirk and the surrounding area. 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 1,300 service users in the North West, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.