Jawa Group

Our Founders

Our Founders

Meet Roy and Sherine Jawaheer, the founders of the Jawa Group. Beginning their careers in nursing, they opened the doors to their first dementia specialist care service – Homelands – over 30 years ago. Roy, Sherine and their two children once lived in a single room at the top of Homelands and it was this that cultured our family-centric ethos.

Since then, their dedication and vision to providing tailored and dedicated specialist care to our Patrons has seen the Jawa Group grow to encompass the group’s current three care homes – Oatlands, Oatleigh and Homelands.

Rishi Jawaheer

Roy and Sherine’s son, Rishi, has been the director of the Jawa Group for over 12 years. Inspired by his parents’ ambitions and vision for the world of care, Rishi has taken the group to new strengths.

Rishi – like his parents – believes in the constant innovation of care for the elderly. Bringing inspiring changes to Jawa Group care homes and across the wider care industry.

He’s a popular public speaker, sharing his knowledge and innovative care practices at events and seminars. The Jawa Group was the first in the UK to adopt the Namaste Care Programme, a specialist programme to support those with advanced dementia. Rishi has since become a director of Namaste International and has worked tirelessly to promote Namaste across the UK, USA and rest of the world.

Rishi spent time with world-renowned professor Michael Verde and 8 other leading figures in the world of care at the Buddhist & Tibetan retreat in Indiana, USA. This experience highlighted the importance of inclusion and the power of listening.

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