Our History

The sites that the Jawa Group built their care service on all have a very rich history. From our very beginning – opening Homelands 1987 – we have shared our home and our lives with our residents. We have been fortunate to grow, but we are far from corporate – we still treat all our residents as our own family.

Roy and Sherine are both professionally qualified in mental health care, with extensive experience in management of day hospitals, commissioning and community care. They moved into the specialist area of dementia care in 1985, when they acquired Homelands Care Home in Beckenham.

Oatlands was constructed in 1880 as a surgery for Dr. Grove. There was a serious housing shortage during the Second World War, so Dr. Grove opened Oatlands to the people who had been made homeless from the bombs. In 1947 Oatlands was officially registered as a home for the needy people of Penge.

Regulatory legislation introduced in 1984 saw its transformation, with nurse call systems, firefighting equipment and lifts. Outstanding care was being provided, but as time went on the building became increasingly dilapidated. Financial difficulties eventually led the owners – a charitable organisation – to seek a private buyer. They hoped the buyer had the vision, expertise, and commitment required to develop Oatlands as a first-class service provider for the local community.

They found all these attributes in Roy and Sherine Jawaheer, who purchased Oatlands in 1992.

Roy and Sherine set about converting and upgrading the Victorian main building, commissioning a modern annexe to supplement the accommodation. Since that time, the quality of professionalism and facilities have steadily advanced, in line with Roy and Sherine’s exacting standards and determination to provide the best possible care.

In 2014 we advanced even further. We said goodbye to the original Oatlands building and started anew. The main building was demolished, and construction of our state-of-the-art care village began. With Homelands, Oatlands & Oatleigh Care Village we can see the testimony to Roy and Sherine’s excellence in care.

Rishi took over the Jawa Group from his parents and then formed a collaboration with leading software developer Sharib Sarfraz. Together they built a team of outstanding developers and created Care Vision. A solution built from the challenges of providing care and recording required information in real situations. Care vision has been designed to meet the complex needs of individuals using the service, from the perspective of carers.