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 Salutem Group Newsletter Issue 1

An encouraging response to Positive Behavioural Support

Care providers across the UK are being urged to adopt Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) techniques - it's one of the core post-Winterbourne recommendations. We agree that PBS is a major step forward in care provision – this has been central to our approach for many years.

The Department of Health's final report on Winterbourne View favours Positive Behavioural Support as a key support strategy for helping people with serious challenging behaviours. This is a recommendation which we at Modus Care firmly support; we have been using PBS as a way to support all the people in our care homes since 2006 and we have seenfirst-hand the many beneficial effects.


Salutem Healthcare Group acquires specialist healthcare providers, Pathways Care Group and Modus Care.

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London, 21 April 2017: Salutem Healthcare, with the backing of experienced healthcare institutional investors, have completed the acquisition of Pathways Care Group and Modus Care, two providers of specialist care services for children and adults with learning disabilities, mental health, autism and challenging behaviours. The merger of the two companies will create a market leading specialist healthcare group that operates over 55 care homes supporting more than 400 individuals nationwide. 

An experienced management team has been appointed led by Steve Travers who, together with the dedicated and passionate staff of the two Companies, will continue to deliver and enhance bespoke and individual care solutions to all residents.

For over 15 years, Modus has been operating as an independent service provider specialising in support services for those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger’s Syndrome, learning disabilities (LD), associated challenging behaviours and other complex needs. Through their specialised and bespoke residential care facilities in the South East and Exeter and with a highly trained team of staff, Modus have provided a high standard of care utilising best practice methodologies and setting the benchmark for high acuity care in the UK.

The Pathways Care Group has been operating for over 12 years as a high-quality care provider within the Minster Group, growing to 44 homes across the UK. With a dedicated team of staff, Pathways share the ethos of Modus in providing an environment where individuals can be supported and encouraged to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.

Steve Travers commented: ‘In combining the diversified facilities, excellent staff team and good quality provision of Pathways with the expertise that Modus has in caring for those with complex needs, we are creating a platform to cater for the ever-increasing demands for quality care for those people with high acuity needs which is attuned to the requirements of the latest and best practices.”

With these acquisitions, Salutem Healthcare now has a solid platform for growth and is well placed to target greater opportunity for expansion in the UK specialist healthcare market while improving its delivery of care to its current service users. This transaction adds a new dimension to the existing service offering of Pathways Care Group and Modus Care which will benefit the individuals they support, their families, and commissioners.

Lloyds Banking Group provided Salutem Healthcare with the senior financing required for the acquisition.

The consortium of investors were advised by Stephenson Harwood, Watson Farley, JLL, Smith & Williamson, Vinson & Elkins, White & Case, CMS and Christies.

Pathways Care Group was advised by BDO and Charles Russell Speechley, with JLL advising Modus Care.

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New Look Care Plans

A Person Centred Approach to ASD Care

We have completely overhauled our care plans to incorporate the principles of Person Centred Planning whilst making them easier for service users to understand. In addition, we have introduced a new and more flexible electronic format for plans.

The care plans created for each individual at all our homes have been completely revised and improved following comments and recommendations from CQC (Care Quality Commission) inspectors.

The inspectors asked us to simplify the care plans used in our two hospitals to make them more user-friendly for people with learning disabilities.

"We didn't want to simply make a few tweaks," says Paul Blackmore, Hospital Manager at Modus Care. "We have gone right back to the beginning and created a care plan that is now in an electronic format and in a simplified form."