Hamilton-based social enterprise LOVE Care has expanded into residential care after acquiring a home where it will provide services for children.
Since May last year, the care provider has been offering professional care and respite services tailored to individual needs across Scotland.
Its move into residential care at the premises in Airdrie will involve 24/7 services for young people with social, emotional and behavioural needs, for whom residential care is the only option.
As part of SQA accredited learning and training centre LOVE Group, it will also provide educational support in line with the services that it already provides in local authorities including South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. It will also offer holistic therapy and wellbeing services to those in the home.
LOVE Care staff are trained in residential childcare and take Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) accredited training in education delivery.
Chief executive Lynn Bell said: “We are delighted to expand our services into residential care. This will allow us to be providers of every tier of care services to vulnerable children in our country.
“Our aim as a social business is to bring love and support into children’s care services, ensuring that no matter what their background is, our children will be given the best possible start in life.
“We offer unique family support plans for children in our residential homes as well as a range of resilient support plans to enable their future success through a number intensive and holistic therapy and wellbeing services.
“We strongly believe in the need to improve the care standards of Scotland and urge all providers to raise their game and look at solutions to create a sustainable and successful care sector.
“As an example, the career pathway we provide through training supports individuals gain the qualifications to move through the ranks of the care sector and help establish this as a career of choice, helping to improve people’s lives.”