Leading Scottish care provider, Meallmore Ltd has promoted Carol-Anne Foote to the newly created role of Commissioning and Business Development Manager.
The new position will see Carol-Anne working with the operations team to develop the company’s portfolio of facilities providing person-centred care and support, while also expanding the offering of high-quality care to people across Scotland on both existing care homes and new developments.
Carol-Anne started her career as a registered mental health nurse and has over 20 years’ experience in the private care sector. She joined Meallmore in 2005 as care home manager for Forthland Lodge in Edinburgh, before becoming area manager for the central east region of Scotland in 2008. During this time, she gained an SVQ in Management and has completed a Master’s degree in MBS in Innovation & Leadership at Letterkenny Institute of Technology in Donegal, Ireland.
Effective from 1 September, Carol-Anne will be responsible for looking after new services to ensure Meallmore’s quality care standards meet and exceed those laid out by the Care Inspectorate. Her first task is to oversee Meallmore’s newest care home, Greenan Manor in Ayr, recruit staff and welcome its first residents. The purpose-built care home is due to open its doors in winter 2020.
Speaking about her new position, Carol-Anne said: “I was drawn to Meallmore 15 years ago because of the company’s great reputation for putting quality at the centre of care. During this time, I’ve found it to be a company which not only sticks to its values but allows its values to drive decision making. This ensures Meallmore continues to provide the highest quality care for our residents.
“I feel lucky to have developed my career with such a caring and supportive company, and I look forward to supporting the operations team in their efforts to further develop the quality of the care that they offer in this exciting new role.”
Mary Preston, operations director at Meallmore, added: “Carol-Anne is a perfect fit for this position and is sure to strengthen our commitment to providing high levels of quality care in each of our care homes. With a growing number of homes across Scotland, Carol-Anne will continue to uphold Meallmore’s reputation for being a great place to live and a great place to work.”
Since opening its first care home, Meallmore Lodge in Inverness in 1987, Meallmore has grown to become one of Scotland’s leading providers of private residential nursing and dementia care. The company currently has a network of 23 care homes across Scotland, with a further one due to open in winter 2020.