Dr. Shafik Sachedina started out his professional career in the field of dentistry. It was in 1975 that he earned his dental degree by attending the University of London’s Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School. He is trained as a dental surgeon and has performed many surgeries over the years. He is also a co-founder of Sussex Health Care. This company provides both support services and housing to those who are unable to take care of themselves. He is originally from Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. He moved to the United Kingdom in the early 1970s and is now a British National.
At Sussex Health Care Dr. Shafik Sachedina acts as a joint chairman of the company. His company has 20 homes in the Sussex region. Many of the people they care for are elderly but they provide services and housing to younger people as well. Many of them have mental disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. The younger people they help usually have learning or physical difficulties that make it impossible for them to provide for themselves. Dr. Shafik Sachedina makes sure that these people have professional and caring help at the homes his company operates.
In order for the people at Sussex Health Care to be in good health they need to be mentally and physically stimulated. Dr. Shafik Sachedina has a number of programs in place to provide this stimulation. There are both recreational and social programs available so that the whole person is cared for. Among the activities available are dancing, cooking, crafting, taking quizzes, and talking about their memories of the past.
In addition to his top role at Sussex Health Care, Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a dedicated philanthropist. He volunteers his time for nonprofit organizations such as the Jamati Institutions and the Aga Khan Development Institute. The latter is an organization that provides support to people of Ismaili descent who live in Central Asia. Dr. Shafik Sachedina volunteers both his time and expertise as well as money to the causes that he supports.