Technology-based home care provider announces acquisition of Mears Care Scotland

Rapidly expanding home care provider, Cera Care, has announced the acquisition of Mears Care Scotland.

The deal will see Mears Groups domiciliary care arm in Scotland integrated into Cera Care with immediate effect and is set to accelerate the company’s growth in Scotland.

As well as protecting 1,000 jobs across 12 dedicated offices, Cera also intend to create 500 new jobs with the vast majority being in care roles.

This latest acquisition continues Cera’s rapid growth since its launch less than four years ago and the 500 new roles in Scotland are part of a wider drive to recruit 10,000 new staff across its entire UK business.

Ranpreet Grewal, Finance Director at Cera Care, commented: “The first half of this year has reaffirmed how vital social care is across the UK as a whole. Ultimately, we want to provide as many people as possible with access to our technology.

“This deal means we are able to create hundreds of roles across Scotland to help put people back to work, provide best in class support to the country’s elderly community and further support on the NHS during a time of unpresented pressure.

“We had set ourselves the aim of establishing a national footprint in Scotland earlier this year, and this acquisition marks a huge achievement for everyone at Cera Care. The infrastructure and talent we have been able to bring in as a result of this deal provides us with an ideal platform from which to continue our growth in Scotland and the rest of the UK.”

Cera is a technology-enabled home care provider who use digital and data analytics to improve elderly care services. The company has built machine learning algorithms for elderly care which they say allow it to predict health deteriorations before they occur.

In addition to its carer community working directly with elderly individuals, the company’s App also gives family members and medical practitioners up-to-date health information, ensuring the needs of elderly individuals can be predicted and addressed in real-time.

The firm were also recently selected as the UK Government Department for Health and Social Care’s recruitment technology partner. Since its inception in 2016, Cera Care has raised more than $90 million in debt and equity funding to support the company’s expansion.

The company are now actively recruiting for these roles with a particular focus on Dunoon, Coatbridge, East Kilbride, Prestwick, Ellon, Perth, Glasgow, Alloa, Stirling, Clackmannanshire, Bathgate, Dalkeith and North Berwick.

Picture (c) Mears.