Salutem South West shortlisted for national care award

Martyn Heginbotham, new Chief Operating Officer at Salutem, with an individual Salutem Care and Education supports in Camborne, Cornwall.

Salutem Care and Education has been shortlisted for the South West employer of the year award for our work in the region, including successfully turning around failing services in the South West.

The prestigious national award recognises employers’ commitment to care and how this is achieving success in delivering an excellent service.

Salutem has more than 17 services for individuals with complex additional needs and disabilities in the region and we’re currently supporting Cornwall Council with a change in operator for an additional 13 facilities for adults with autism.

In September 2021, Salutem acquired Fox House and Buttermill Cottages following inspections by health and social care watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which deemed the homes’ services as ‘inadequate’.

Since the services were taken on, we have employed an additional 279 workers across the two homes, improving the conditions and services for the individuals they support.


John Godden MBE, CEO at Salutem Care and Education said: “We are honoured to have been shortlisted for the Great British Care Awards as we continue to strive for excellence across the organisation.

“By treating our staff well, we believe that our values are better transmitted across all our services, providing the individuals we support with the best possible care.

“Even if we do not win the award, I am very proud of all the staff who have worked very hard for us to have been shortlisted in the first place.”

Salutem Care and Education is a UK based residential and healthcare operator and investor with 130+ services nationwide.

Within its portfolio are:

  • Modus Care – specialises in support services for those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning disabilities and other complex needs. It provides small residential facilities for adults as well as bespoke services.
  • Ambito Care and Education – comprises the former Scope services which includes four education facilities, 30 care homes and ten day services.
  • Clearwater Care – provides 27 services in the Midlands and South East, for complex needs and severe learning difficulties in residential and supported living.
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