Following its purchase of Careforce for £22m in March, Mears acquires its second care services provider of the year

Social housing company Mears has bought care service provider Britannia Care for £1.1m.

It is Mears’ second acquisition of a care services provider after it bought Careforce for £22m in March.

Britannia is based in Bacup, Lancashire, and in the year to 31 July made an operating profit of £223,000 on a turnover of £824,000.

It employs 60 carers and has contracts with Lancashire County Council and Rochdale MBC.

Mike Rogers, chairman of Careforce, which carried out the acquisition as a Mears subsidiary said: “This is our first acquisition since Mears acquired Careforce and we are pleased to be continuing with our policy of consolidation within the industry. The acquisition of Britannia strengthens our position in South East Lancashire and extends our geographical coverage in to a new local authority area of Rochdale.”