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Grimsby care home under new ownership

A leading Yorkshire-based social care group has acquired a care home in Grimsby as the organisation grows a portfolio of personalised services to meet the changing needs of users.

Hull-based HICA Group has purchased Fairways Care Home on Little Coates Road, Grimsby from Care Plus Group for an undisclosed sum.

Fairways Care Home is a 55-bed single storey, purpose-built home located within a large, landscaped site. The home provides high quality residential and dementia care.

The employment of all 65 staff has been secured in the handover to new ownership, and manager Sam Brackenbury will continue to lead the team.

HICA already has a strong presence in Grimsby, operating Cranwell Court, a 56-bed purpose-built residential and dementia care home in Cambridge Road; the 41-bed specialist care home, the Anchorage in Rutland Street; and homecare organisation HICA at Home, based in Wilton Street.

A spokesperson for Care Plus Group explained: “We are pleased that by selling Fairways as a going concern, all current staff have transferred over to the new owners and there will not be any disruption to the residents and their care.

“We are proud to be handing Fairways over to another not-for-profit organisation with other care homes locally, allowing Care Plus Group to focus on our community health and social care services.

“The Board would like to thank all the staff at Fairways for their hard work during the time Fairways was part of Care Plus Group and wish residents, their families and HICA all the best for the future.”

Terry Peel, HICA CEO, said: “As we broaden our care home horizons with the inclusion of Fairways into the HICA portfolio, we eagerly anticipate the opportunities it presents to enhance the lives of our residents and their families.

“This new venture is part of our ongoing strategy to expand our commitment to delivering exceptional care and support services to the communities we serve.”

He added: “We would like to extend our gratitude to Marcus Armstrong and the dedicated team at Brabners solicitors for their exceptional support and expertise throughout the acquisition process, and to Ian Wilkie of Healthcare Property Consultants Limited for his invaluable guidance in navigating the complexities of the healthcare property sector. Their collective efforts have played a pivotal role in making this acquisition a reality.”

Fairways goes beyond the conventional care facility; it is a purpose-built home offering comfort and companionship. With spacious en-suite rooms on a single floor, the strategic layout ensures easy access to communal areas, fostering an environment for residents to enjoy an active social life.

Heather Joy, director of operations at HICA added: “We take great pride in extending a warm welcome to both residents and their loved ones at Fairways. Our team is committed to preserving the legacy of exceptional care and support services, previously established by the Care Plus Group. It is an honour to continue to build upon this tradition, infusing it with the unique and caring touch that defines HICA’s approach to compassionate caregiving.”

As a not-for-profit company, HICA Group has a strong community, care-focussed ethos – with any operational surplus invested back into its portfolio of care homes and its homecare services.

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