Salutem Care and Education

We are

We provide leadership and expertise in the delivery of
complex care and education for adults and children.
In a culture of kindness.


We are experts in supporting individuals with complex needs and our mission is to create meaningful and fulfilled lives by delivering personalised care, support and education.

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy, active and fulfilling life, regardless of their background or disability. We see humanity in everyone, and it comes first in everything we do.

We support children, young people and adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health needs, challenging behaviour and autism at more than 120 people-led homes, schools, day services, transition services and colleges.

“People with extremely complex needs were supported to lead the fullest and most meaningful life they wanted to lead.”

CQC Inspector

We are powered by a national network of expertise, skills, knowledge and resources and we’re committed to sharing our learnings and best practice to raise standards of care and education across the UK.

We employ more than 2000 colleagues, from front line support workers, to head teachers, mental health practitioners and Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) leads.

We support over 1800 individuals across our adults and children’s services.

More than 95% of the individuals we support are placed with us through their Local Authority who trust us to deliver the very best care, support and education on their behalf.

We work in partnerships with over 200 Commissioners across England and Wales as a trusted partner.

We work at a local level with Transforming Care Partnerships to enable individuals with histories of long hospital stays and/or forensic backgrounds to live meaningful lives in the community.

All of our children’s homes are rated Good or Outstanding by our regulators.

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Meet our Senior Leadership Team


John Godden


John founded Salutem in 2016 with the ambition to build an organisation that would provide a strong culture of care through the acquisition of great care services that were not being fully enabled to thrive and growing next generation care and specialist education facilities…

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Ken Hillen


Ken has been a Director of Salutem since its formation and has been a very active Chairman since the purchase of Ambito in April 2018. He also leads the team on corporate structure and credit matters. With an impressive Banking career spanning over 35 including…

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Claire Collins

Director Corporate Affairs

Claire brings a wealth of experience in regulatory and legal requirements to the Salutem team. She has 20 years ​experience across the financial markets, starting her career at Paribas (now BNP Paribas ) in fixed income sales.

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Gary Laville

Group Quality & Governance Director

Gary is responsible for all matters relating to the quality of our services and health and safety for the group, in addition to regulatory matters. Gary has worked with people with disabilities for over 30 years, having worked as the Director of Quality for…

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Kirstie Jones

Group People Director

Kirstie is the principle advisor to the Board on all human resources and training matters. She is the organisations employment law specialist and advisor and has lead responsibility for the organisation’s People Strategy. Kirstie has 20 years HR experience with…

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Paul Lawes

Group Chief Financial Officer

Paul manages the financial strategy and finance team for the business. He is also the group’s banking relationships lead and is a member of the Board. Paul is a highly-experienced leader of commercial and finance teams in the aviation, leisure and hospitality sectors…

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Martyn Heginbotham

Chief Operating Officer

Martyn has worked in social care for a number of years supporting a range of service user’s groups. He has worked within a number of larger organisations including Craegmoor, Priory Group, Cambian Healthcare and Barchester Healthcare…

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