Care group acquires adult day centre

Yorkshire social care group JICA has announced further expansion following the acquisition of an adult day care centre in Bridlington.

Early this month, the HICA Group took over the ownership of Swan House Day Centre for an undisclosed sum following the retirement of owners John and Susam Romero. 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, as it seeks to broaden its spectrum of care and support services within the community. HICA stepped in to ensure the continued operation of the centre.

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, chief executive of HICA, said: “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 care homes and services in East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, Lancashire, and Doncaster.

The purchase of Swan House adds to HICA’s other Bridlington facilities, which include Red House, a 48 bed residential care home providing 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.