Penni Brown Hica and Tanzeel Younas

Hull-based care group HICA is selling four homes to growing operator, National Care Consortium (NCC).

The sell-off, which is designed to pay off HICA’s debt and secure investment funds, will see the transfer of staff and residents at the Rowans (Kirkella), Longhill House (Hull), Woodlands (Driffield) and Alderlea (Humberston) homes.

HICA CEO Penni Brown said: “Following the sale of these services, 73% of our network of 15 care homes will be rated as Good by CQC, with three homes achieving Outstanding in one key area. This is a dramatic turnaround from where we were two years ago. Significantly all our care homes have a Good or Outstanding rating under the key inspection question ‘Is the service caring?’

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“We are currently operating at 95% occupancy, which is exceptional considering current market conditions and demonstrates the confidence local people and commissioners have in the quality of our service.”

Director Tanzeel Younas, of the National Care Consortium, added: “We are fully committed to continue the excellent care currently being provided at these four homes; hence, we would like to reassure all stakeholders that we will be transferring the fantastic staffing team over to us on purchase from HICA.

“Having worked with HICA in the past, both organisations have a great understanding of each other and will work tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition from one caring provider to another.”

Penni added: “The care homes we retain are modern, many built within the last 20 years, and fit for purpose offering residents the best in care and facilities.”


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