Dr. Shafik Hussein Sachedina was born in 1950 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. He attended Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental school University of London and graduated as a dental surgeon in 1975. He has practiced in England for several Years. He has over the years developed an interest in the entrepreneurial of the healthcare sector. He has also volunteered to work with Aga Khan Jamati Institutions. Shafik is responsible for the coordination of the Ismaili community’s institutions in their 16 principle areas they exist. He interfaces with Aga Khan Development Network Programs and Institutions of Ismaili Communities in Central Asia. He has also volunteered as the president of Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom for 2 terns. In addition to all that he is also the owner and joint Chair of Sussex Health Care.
Sussex Health Care is a group of independently governed care homes situated in West Sussex mainly focused on taking care of the elderly especially those with mental problems such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s Diseases. Armed with a group of specialists who help take care of adults with neurological disabilities and assist people with acquired brain injuries and physical or learning difficulties. The company has been in existence for over 30 years and has provided health care for over 300,000 people.
Under Dr. Shafik’s leadership, the organization has recently opened a new daycare/ outreach service in the village of Broadbridge Health just outside Horsham in West Sussex. This healthcare facility offers residential, respite and outreach placements for people with acquired neurological conditions and brain damages. There are also new services in development for people with autism and the younger generation leaving school with severe physical and learning disabilities. The home is equipped with a team of 24 hours experienced staff, an emergency call system, specialized gym, holistic therapies with full activity programs. The local GPs will also regularly visit the home and are on call at all times. The home has a provision for up to ten people ground floor accommodation with Ensuite facility large sitting room, kitchen and dining area with an IT and games room.
On Thursday 15th 2015, Sussex HealthCare awarded 6 of their workers with a level 5 diploma in professional practice in social care. As a part of their study, the students did attend monthly workshops, and their assignments were 50 percent work-based to allow them to study as well as continue working at the organization. This allowed for those who had a Level 4 Registered Managers Award to achieve higher education qualifications thus allowing them to proceed and study BA degrees.