handshakeTracscare, a provider of care and support for adults with challenging and complex needs, has acquired Brookdale Care, in a deal that is said to make it the largest specialist provider of autism care services in the country. 

Brookdale specialises in delivering care and support for people with autism and is known for its Milton Park Therapeutic Campus. The campus provides an innovative care pathway, with specialist services for psychiatric intensive care, intensive behavioural support, transition and registered residential needs. 

Based in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, Brookdale will complement Tracscare’s existing portfolio, which includes services in the Midlands, the Southwest and South Wales. The partnership will see the two providers share best practice across services, enabling high quality care and support to be delivered across the enlarged group.  

Peter Battle, chief executive of Tracscare, said: “We are absolutely delighted to become the largest specialist provider of care and support for people with autism in the country – this is a hugely significant moment in the journey of Tracscare. 

“As an expert provider in autism, Brookdale has a fantastic and well-deserved reputation and we are looking forward to sharing best practice across all of our services.

“Brookdale shares our ethos of holding the people we care and support paramount while enabling them to fulfil their potential through responsive, outcome-focused support.” 

Mark Goldsborough, chief operating officer of Brookdale, added: “We at Brookdale are proud of the specialist services we provide and are delighted to join forces with Tracscare, sharing in common the same quality ethos and aspirations for the people we support.”