Rival buys city homecare firm

A LANCASTER homecare company has been bought by a rival.

BiJu Ltd, which is based at White Cross Industrial Estate in Lancaster, has been snapped up by Allied Healthcare Group, a provider of health and social care which has 120 branches in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

It is understood that no jobs will be lost at BiJu as a result of the deal.

Since it was established in 1991 by Bill and Julie Evans, BiJu has supplied homecare services throughout Lancashire, covering areas including rehabilitation, physical disabilities, sensory impairment and extra care sheltered housing projects.

It is one of the social service directorate’s preferred providers and has been awarded three stars (graded excellent) by the care industry’s regulatory body the Care Quality Commission.

See the Lancaster Guardian (19-05-11) for full story.