We are extremely proud of being part of our local community, through business, education, and charitable activities. Some of our more recent events were featured in the local paper, The Worthing Herald. Highgrove House care home is supporting Alzheimer’s Society with its entry in the 2.6 challenge, set up in lieu of the London Marathon to help save UK charities.
Nirmal and Jas Chahal – Proprietors or Owners
Nirmal and Jas are a husband and wife team. Nirmal has a Phd in Chemistry and BioChemistry and worked as a Scientist before retraining as a Chartered Accountant and worked for the Royal Brompton Hospital for 20 years. Jas studied law, qualifying as a Solicitor and has been running the legal departments for technology companies. Now that their young family have grown up, they decided to fulfil their long-held wish to become involved in the provision of healthcare and purchased their first care home – Highgrove House in 2017 and Byway House in 2019.
Nirmal – provides an oversight for the operation of Highgrove House supported by Karen Lisher and her entire team. I am committed to maintaining the highest standards of care for all our residents at all times by our dedicated care team, who are devoted and passionate about care. I left Royal Brompton Hospital in 2019 as I was keen to focus my entire time operating our care homes and ensuring our care homes are progressive and forefront of any changes in the healthcare sector and also making sure I am available at all times for our residents’ families.
Karen Lisher – Registered Manager
I am an experienced registered manager and with extensive experience of running large residential and nursing homes for over 10 years in the West Sussex area. I am qualified as a nurse and have RN Level 1 qualification. I joined Highgrove House in early 2019 and have been in charge of running the home since 2019.
I have developed a passion for caring for elderly people and supporting their families including those living with dementia. I am dedicated to delivering a high standard of care for all residents and relatives. I value all team members and empower them to develop, gain skills and knowledge to help them deliver a high standard of care within the regulatory and organisational standards. I enjoy coming up with innovative ideas for fundraising and the introduction of Annual social events within the homes for residents and staff.
Yvonne Barker – Care Manager
I decided to join Highgrove House in 2015 and have been the Care Manager for the last 5 years, prior to this I was a Deputy Manager at another nursing home for 10 years. I have held senior positions at various residential and nursing homes and have been working in the health sector my entire career. I completed my RN Level 2 qualifications over 25 years ago and was practising nursing until recently. I am passionate about the exceptional level of care provided by my Care team to our residents at all times. It is so crucial that our residents feel happy, content, enjoy an enriching and rewarding life at Highgrove House everyday.
Susan Charles – Deputy Care Manager
I joined Highgrove House in April 2012, as a Carer. In the last 8 years, I have progressed my career at Highgrove House and completed my QCF Level 5 qualification. Prior to Highgrove House, I worked in the retail sector as an assistant manager. I decided to change direction.
Schools and Colleges:
We have links with the local colleges and schools to offer work experience, training and placements to develop their career in the care sector.
We have always believed in education and training and ensure that all our staff are continually given the opportunity to gain new qualifications or improve on those they already have. Most of our staff are NVQ Care level 2 & 3 qualified and they all have dementia awareness & training. Many of our staff have remained with us for many years and we believe that our investment in them has helped develop a strong team bond.
We have many links with the local business community and work with local suppliers as much as possible to support the local economy.
We are ardent supporters of local charitable causes and have supported many local good causes including: Alzheimers’s Society,Dementia Friendly Society, Community Centres & local churches. We participate in many events hosted by our adjacent neighbour – Heena Community Centre.