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The Team

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Bhavik Patel
Director / Residential Care Manager

During my teens and early twenties I was living on the edge – I had two jobs – one was in a well known American restaurant causing chaos (fun chaos of course) and the other was at Gatwick Airport in a position of significant importance.

In 2005 I graduated with a Ba (Hons) in Marketing and then embarked on a life changing experience to Melbourne, Australia where I had my break through. I began my career in Sales and then worked in Marketing for one of the biggest Solar Energy organisation in Australia.

I was privileged to meet a vast array of people and one of the best memories of this experience was sitting around a dinner table with 16 people all of who were from a different country – apart from Prime Ministers and Presidents and United Nations can anyone else say the same?

I returned back to the UK in 2010, married my long term girlfriend and was then approached by a solar energy organisation based Sweden to spearhead their project. However, my late father's dream took priority and a dream that I do not regret in the slightest bit...

My family are my world – Holmesdale House is a part of my family, we live the dream and if there is a nightmare – it's a beautiful one!

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Heeral Patel
Director / Operations Manager

I consider myself one of the lucky ones who at a young age has found a vocation that she was born and meant to do.  I often ask myself why I wasn't doing this sooner.

Academically I went 'all the way', I graduated in 2001 in LLb Business Law, I continued with further education in International Contract Negotiation.  In 2003 I joined a successful Financial Services company as a Paraplanner and went on to achieve my Certificate in Financial Planning. In 2012, myself and my brother set out to make our late father's dream come true and start living the dream, his dream which is now ours to be lived and yours to experience.

My favoured lifestyle choices include cooking and baking for my residents and my family and travelling whenever I can. This varies from Miami to Torquay to Auckland. I love the sights and smells of the array of countries that I have visited; the highlight of my travels has been meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala. One of things I love about going away is the knowing that I'll be coming back to Holmesdale House.

I am grateful that I have had a varied and fulfilled past and I look forward to what lies when we continue to live the dream.


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Lisa
Senior Support Worker

I have been happily working at Holmesdale House for approximately 9 years; I worked with the previous owners of the Home and have now been with Ayush Care for over 3 years.  As a carer I have achieved my NVQ's and have built on my confidence and competency in my role.

I find my day to day role very rewarding and use the wealth of knowledge gained from our residents as stepping stone to support my day to day role.

Originally from Hastings, I lived in Peterborough for 9 years until returning back to East Sussex.

In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my friends and family and especially enjoy spending time with my grandchildren.

I enjoy my work and always believe that our residents should be treated as how you would want to be treated.

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Jess
Support Worker / Head of Day Care

I joined Holmesdale House in late 2015. I have twelve years experience of working within the healthcare sector and through this I have been able to gain qualifications, skills and knowledge along the way.

I am originally from Midhurst in West Sussex and moved to Hastings two and a half years ago and am now studying BSc (Hons) Occupational therapy at The University of Brighton. I spend most of my spare time studying, however I always make time to play my guitar and sing!

I find working at Holmesdale House very rewarding and inspiring, as we are able to fulfil our roles as carers completely as we have support from our passionate managers who are willing to go the extra mile.

Holmesdale house really cares for the people that are fortunate enough to live there. Care provided is person centred and tailored to the individual, right down to the minute detail. Holmesdale house has a soul, one of my initial thoughts was that it was just like Grandma's house, relaxed, warm, friendly and inviting.


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Denise
Support Worker

I moved to East Sussex in 1996. In 1998 I began my journey into the care industry when I joined the Conquest Hospital.

After gaining care experience at the Conquest Hospital I continued to grow on my knowledge through working in the Mental Health Sector for approximately 19 years. I have since achieved a L2 in Health & Social care and will continue to further my academic knowledge to the next stage.

As a child, I travelled a lot as my father was in the armed forces and spent a lot of time in Cyprus and Germany, where I was fortunate to learn and speak basic German.

I love working in the care industry and this allows me to make a difference in people’s lives which I am passionate about. It brings me a beautiful satisfaction just to know I have supported/assisted someone and delivered a smile to them.

I have always loved gardening as I find it rewarding watching nature taking its course and watching plants grow, thrive and bring colour to us.