Meallmore profit growth due to occupancy and fees

Rising occupancy and fee rates helped care home provider Meallmore post growing turnover and profit, its latest financial report has shown. The Scottish operator, which has 23 properties, said recruitment and retention of ‘high-quality’ workers remained ‘challenging’ and pressure on margins resulted from a focus on retaining staff through higher pay and training. However, the…

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