Tracscare has today (26th October) announced the acquisition of specialist Acquired Brain Injury provider New Bridges. The purchase of these four specialist Acquired Brain Injury services is part of their ongoing growth strategy.
With over 25 years of experience in providing specialist support and over 80 services across England and Wales, Tracscare delivers specialist support for people with Acquired Brain Injuries, Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Needs. Tracscare provide a complete care pathway from therapeutic settings with clinical teams on site to registered residential care and supported living in the community.
New Bridges forms part of an ongoing programme of acquisitions, which has seen Tracscare take on services that share their culture and commitment to quality. In 2015 Tracscare acquired Brookdale Care, a specialist residential care provider for individuals with Autism, and as a result became the largest provider of support for individuals with Autism in the sector.
Chief Executive of Tracscare, Peter Battle, said:
“We are delighted to acquire an outstanding specialist provider in New Bridges. We have a shared commitment to ever improving quality and the fulfilment of the people we support.
“We are looking forward to sharing best practice and continuing our collective focus on flexible, transparent care and market leading outcomes.”
Recently a meet and greet was held at Pathway House for all of the potential Home Leader candidates. The meet and greet was used as part of their stage 1 interview in order for the candidates to meet with current staff and people we support living at Pathway House.
The home manager Fiona opened proceedings by introducing all the candidates and opened the floor to any questions from staff or people we support. The questions included:
What is important to you?
What will you bring to Pathway House?
How would you prioritise activities and trips?
What hobbies do you have?
How would you support the manager in the running of the home?
How would you work with the staff team?
Following the questions everyone was invited to stay and interact with each other if they wished. Candidates who were unfamiliar with the home were also shown around. Once the meet and greet was finished the home manager Fiona gathered feedback from all of the residents and staff.
This kind of patient involvement is great to see and we commend everyone involved at Pathway House. By allowing the people we support the opportunity to voice their opinion to help decide who they could potentially be working with in the future really shows that their best interests are at heart.