A LEADING Scottish care provider has urged others to “raise their game” as it expands into residential care.

Hamilton-based LOVE Care has acquired a new home in Airdrie, where it will offer residential care services for children.

The step comes after a continuous expansion of the company’s service portfolio during the last year amid ever-growing demand.

Lynn Bell, CEO of LOVE Care (left), said: “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.

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"As an example, the career pathway we provide through training supports individuals to 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.

“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 of intensive holistic therapy and wellbeing services.”