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HICA Group acquires Bridlington adult care centre

A Yorkshire headquartered social care group has announced further expansion following the acquisition of an adult day care centre.

Early this month, the HICA Group has taken over the ownership of Swan House Day Centre, on Victoria Road in Bridlington, for an undisclosed sum. The centre helps to improve the independence and social engagement of service users who have a range of learning disabilities.

The acquisition marks a key extension of HICA’s portfolio, demonstrating the Group’s commitment to broadening its spectrum of care and support services within the community. HICA stepped in to ensure the continued operation of the day care centre formerly owned by John and Susan Ropero.

With the Roperos retiring, the Group wanted to ensure the day centre stayed open given the valuable role it plays in the community. The centre is renowned for being a vital social hub for individuals with learning disabilities, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where service users can develop lasting friendships, enhance their social skills and feel a sense of belonging within the local area.

Swan House currently employs three people, with the acquisition providing job security and the ability to expand the team when needed.

Terry Peel, HICA’s CEO, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Swan House Day Centre into the HICA family.

“This partnership not only expands our service offerings but also strengthens our resolve to support individuals in leading fulfilling lives as valued community members.

“It aligns perfectly with our broader mission to support and enrich local social care services who do a sterling job in delivering compassionate, person-centered care.”

HICA Group has a well-established presence across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire with care homes and services in East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, Lancashire, and Doncaster.

In Bridlington, the purchase of Swan House adds to other support facilities HICA operates in the area which include Red House, a 48 bed residential care home, on St Annes Road, that provides specialised dementia care and physical support to older people, and Kirkgate House residential care home that provides care and support to 28 adults with learning disabilities.

Sue Cartwright, a support worker at Swan House, said: “The team is excited to join forces with HICA Group.

“This new chapter not only secures the future of our Centre but also opens up opportunities for expansion of our services and enhanced support for our service users.

“HICA Group’s reputation in delivering high-quality care and support aligns with our mission to offer exceptional services.

“This partnership enables us to continue to serve the local community with more support and resources. It’s an exciting time for the future of the centre.”

For more information about Swan House Day Centre and HICA Group’s range of services, please contact 01482 581 000 or email info@hica-uk.com

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