Indian prince works as carer and opens his own care home
VISHAL JADEJA, a member of the Indian Royal Family that ruled the former state of Morvi for generations, has turned his back on his privileged lifestyle to found a care home for adults with learning disabilities in the West of England.
Vishal, who numbers celebrities like Arun Nayer, his wife Liz Hurley and singing star Marianne Faithful among his friends and has worked as a ‘Bollywood’ film producer, has now launched his own company, Severn Care Ltd, at Gatwick House, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire.
The house will be home to four adults with learning difficulties while outbuildings have been converted to six self-contained bungalows. Vishal moved to the UK in 2003 and started working as a volunteer in the care homes sector. Having learned the care business from the ground up over the last five years, he has now launched his own company.
‘This has become my mission in life,’ Vishal told Caring Times.
‘The idea came from chatting with another carer about my vision for an ideal and unique care environment that would promote learning skills and a transition towards independent living. The next step was to float the idea to an acquaintance and former director of an LD home I had worked with in the past.
‘Then we met