New care at home service launched in North Lincolnshire

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 22 Jan 2019

A new service is being launched in North Lincolnshire that will offer access to high quality personal care and support for hundreds of people living at home.

Set to create dozens of new jobs, the service will be provided by Grimsby-based Hica at Home, which has won a contract to supply domiciliary care across Brigg, Barton, Barrow-upon-Humber and the surrounding villages.

The move will allow people to take advantage of a range of dedicated services delivered locally by trained specialists working in the community.

This will include assistance with domestic tasks such as shopping and cleaning, one-to-one personal care, and visits from mobile support workers, which are all designed to help people to pursue independent lives in their own homes.

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Hica, which currently provides similar services across other parts of Lincolnshire, is expected to create more than 30 care support worker jobs as the contract unfolds and demand for the service grows.

The new work, awarded by North Lincolnshire Council, will see the care support specialists deliver the service over the next five years.

Jo Walker, Grimsby manager for Hica at Home, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded this contract. We have extensive experience delivering similar high levels of care to other communities and look forward to supporting residents in North Lincolnshire.

“Our approach will see us contribute not only to the local economy but also help shape and deliver care packages that will provide a real benefit to people.”

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Hica at Home is part of the Hull-headquartered Hica Group, a not for profit organisation which operates a portfolio of 15 care homes across the Humber region. The company also runs two retirement villages.

The homecare service already provides approximately 11,500 hours of support from four regional offices.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for adults, health and wellbeing at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “We have worked closely with local providers on a new progressive model of care which will support residents to live well in their own homes for as long as they are able. Hica is one of the providers selected through that process and we look forward to working with them.”

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