Meallmore Ltd, one of Scotland’s largest independent care providers, is celebrating 30 years of providing care.
The company marked the milestone with a garden party at Meallmore Lodge, its original home outside Inverness.
Since it was first established in 1987 by brothers Gerry and Aidan Hennessey, the family business has grown steadily, with an ever expanding portfolio of homes.
It now has 23 care homes across Scotland, from the birth place of the company at Meallmore Lodge, to its newest purpose built home, Mearns House, located just outside Glasgow. At the start of April, Meallmore returned to its Highland roots with the acquisition of Culduthel Care Home in Inverness.
Between them, the homes have over 1,200 beds and the company employs 1,600 staff across the country.
Gerry Hennessey, managing director of Meallmore Ltd, commented on the milestone: “Thirty years ago, my brother Aidan and I decided there was a better way of delivering care to the elderly and frail, and struck out on our own.
“Since then, the care sector has changed beyond recognition, but we remain committed to providing exceptional standards of quality care in a homely and welcoming environment.
“Today, tomorrow, and in the 30 years that follow, our mission will remain the same – to consistently be a great place to live and a great place to work.”
The majority of the company’s homes focus on providing specialist care for the frail elderly, including dementia, palliative and end of life care.
Four of the homes provide specialist care for vulnerable adults with mental health problems, to support them in living as independent as possible.