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 Group Executives 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

Group Director Corporate Services

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

Chief People Officer

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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Meet our Senior Leadership Team


Rachel Deans Group Head of Learning and Organisational Development Salutem Care and Education

Rachel Deans

Chair of the Senior Leadership Team and Group Head of Learning & Organisational Development

Rachel is responsible for learning & development and employee wellbeing for the Group. Rachel has over 15 years experience in developing people by designing and delivering inductions, specialised training… 

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Abigail Marsden

Legal Counsel

As Salutem’s internal Legal Counsel, Abi looks at key legal risks in the work the organisation does and the way it operates. She provides advice to the business’s operational and support teams and to the Group Exec, with guidance to mitigate legal risk… 

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Emma Madge

Group Head of HR

Emma is a HR Professional with nearly 20 years’ experience in the public and private sector. She takes the lead in legal and complex ER matters to find resolutions. Emma is experienced in Growth projects and change implementation. She leads…

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Michael Albero

Group Head of Regulation and Compliance

Michael is a registered consultant social worker (Wales) and is Group Head of Regulation and Compliance in the Quality and Governance division of shared services. He leads on regulatory liaison and assists several people…

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Melinda Glover

Group Head of Quality Assurance and Inspection

Melinda is responsible for Quality Assurance and Inspection for the group. Melinda possesses over 30 years’ experience in the Health and Social Care sector, leading on turnaround projects, developing leadership of Managers and…

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Diana Maddocks Operational Finance Manager Salutem Care and Education

Diana Maddocks

Operational Finance Manager

Diana is the Operational Finance Manager at Salutem Care and Education, assisting and ensuring all Registered Managers have profitable services. Not long after emigrating to the UK from Zimbabwe…

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Dave Pagett

Group Head of IT

Dave has worked in the field of IT services for over 30 years, starting off as a Technical Engineer at the University of Birmingham, before moving into the commercial world of IT service delivery.  He then went to work in…

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Andrew Lillington

Group Head of Business Development

Andrew is a registered social worker and has worked in the social care sector since 1977 in both public and private settings. He leads the Business Development Team, whose three main functions are…

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Craig Davis Group Head of Recruitment Salutem Care and Education

Craig Davis

Group Head of Recruitment

Craig is the Group Head of Recruitment and has nearly 20 years of recruitment experience in the public and private sectors. He leads a large Recruitment function and has responsibility for the full recruitment…

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Dawn Halsey Group Head Of Maintenance Salutem Care and Education

Dawn Halsey

Group Head of Maintenance

Dawn is responsible for making sure all services and estates are compliant. Dawn also oversees maintenance work required and ensures that work is carried out within a reasonable amount of time, always prioritising health and safety…

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Ann Holt director of adult care division Salutem Care and Education

Ann Holt

Divisional Director – Adults

Ann is responsible for overseeing the safe and effective operation of Salutem’s adult services division. She is in charge of a team of five regional directors, who she works with to ensure that both staff and the individuals we support are properly…

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Sally Jobling divisional director for supported living Salutem Care and Education

Sally Jobling

Divisional Director – Supported Living

Sally is the National Lead for Supported Living, with a focus on operational management and service development at Salutem Care and Education. Sally has worked in Social Care since 1999, when she began her career as a Community…

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Chris Brown

Divisional Director – Education

Chris has over 15 years of teaching experience in a variety of educational settings. He started his teaching career in primary education, later moving on to secondary education, before landing in middle management within a SEN…

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Karen Jackson, Salutem Care and Education Director of children’s services division

Karen Jackson

Divisional Director – Children & Young People

Karen has more than 25 years’ of experience working within a wide range of care services for both children and adults. She is an experienced leader of teams supporting individuals with learning disabilities, physical…

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