Shafik Sachedina was born in the Tanzanian capital of Dar-es-Salaam in 1950. He relocated to London in the same year, sought British citizenship, and pursued dental surgery at the University of London. Shafik graduated in 1975. Together with co-director Shiraz Boghani who has expansive experience in hotel management, Shafik Sachedina began the first Sussex Healthcare facility in 1985. The company majors in the operation of facilities for elderly people living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and younger people suffering from neurological conditions. Over 20 amenities operate under the company today including a chain of residential, daycare and gym facilities. Visit his facebook to learn more about his platforms.
Shafik Sachedina is a former president of the Ismaili Council of Britain. Today, he serves as an active participant of the Ismaili society, heading the Department of Jamati Institutions at the Secretariat of The Aga Khan. He has other various roles including, chairman of the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee, a member of the Aga Khan Development Network, and a member of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum.
Shafik Sachedina led the company to accreditation in 2002 by the Health Quality services. In 2003, the company achieved the Investors in People Standard. The company accomplished the International Standard certification in 2005, thus being recognized for dual accreditation and ranked the best home care provider in Sussex. Shafik has led the company in providing quality care to aging individuals across Sussex, offering a safe and fostering environment, and home to individuals with cognitive disabilities. He saw the niche understood the growing demand for constant caregiving and nursing facilities that individuals would not provide due to work commitments.
The facility offers activities to beneficiaries such as quizzes, handicrafts, cookery, music and movement, and art therapy. Under Shafik Sachedina’s reign, Sussex Healthcare facility has had qualified nursing staff and thereby offering services such as reflexology, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and occupational therapy. Young people such as children living with autism have benefited from the facility through the Treehouse Educare facility and go to New Barn School which offers 52-week placements to the students. Shafik has led the company to be one of the best dental providers, offering both cosmetic and clinical treatments. The residential facilities manage a traditional, calm atmosphere with modest, and contemporary technology. These amenities offer expert nursing attention around-the-clock for persons living in the facility.
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