Meet Adeyemi Salawu, our new Service Manager at Hall Road

Meet Adeyemi Salawu, our new Service Manager at Hall Road


Our new Service Manager at Hall Road, Adeyemi Salawu, gives us insight into his career background and experience, the team at Hall Road, and his overall vision for the service.

Hall Road is our residential epilepsy specialist care provider in Sutton, with experience in supporting adults of all genders with other complex needs.

Can you tell us a bit about your career background and experience?

“My care career started in 1999 while I was studying. I was working part time as a care assistant across different care providers in London.

“One day I was in my manager’s office, and she encouraged me to go down the path of nursing as she said I am a very kind, caring person. I took her advice and went to study nursing at City, University of London.

“During my nursing course I knew I wanted to work in nursing homes and learning disability services, rather than in a hospital.

“I finished my studies and became a registered nurse. I started working as a nurse for the Sanctuary Group in a care home. Within six months I was made clinical lead of the home, and then acting home manager.

“I then worked at Abbey Healthcare as a home manager for five years, and after this I joined Active Care Group.”

What is your favourite thing about working at Hall Road so far?

“I want all my residents to be happy. I’ve increased activities at the service to boost our residents’ wellbeing and to help them socialise.”

Can you give us an overview of the services that are provided at Hall Road?

“We look after adults with complex needs such as epilepsy, mental health, learning difficulties, autism, and more.”

What are the team like at Hall Road?

“Our staff members know the residents very well. They have excellent bonds with the residents at Hall Road and the residents’ families. They know all of the residents’ likes and dislikes.

“A lot of the residents have been living at Hall Road for over 10 years, which means some staff members have known the residents since they were teenagers.

“The team is great, and I am enjoying working with them.”

What is your vision for the service and where would you like it to be in the next few years?

“I want the service to be a conducive environment where the residents come first. If the residents and their families are happy, then we are happy, and our job is done. I’m establishing good communication with residents, their families, and staff.

“I want the service to be one of the best sites Active Care Group has ever had.

“My target is for Hall Road to be rated ‘Outstanding’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).”

And finally, what do you like to do in your spare time?

“I’m really into motorsport and fast cars. I also love watching films on Netflix.”