Caring comes naturally to me. I’m a mother, a member of the church community and a big believer in the power of positivity! I want to progress in my career as a Healthcare Assistant as I love putting a smile on people’s faces by making them feel at ease.
I have always worked in healthcare but it hasn’t always been an easy journey for me. When I first came to the UK from Nigeria 10 years ago, I wanted myself and my son to have a new start. Despite getting a job as a carer soon after arriving, I was made redundant within a few weeks and left with no money to support us both. I relocated a few times in the hope of finding a stable job but I ended up going from one low paid job to the next. We had to sofa surf with friends and I’ve spent the past 10 years in and out of cramped accommodation.
At the moment I am living somewhere temporarily but I would love to be able to rent my own place and finally feel financially independent! I’m looking forward to being more comfortable in my home.
As well as earning some money, I know that my training will give me confidence and I’m so excited to be learning something new! I received amazing care from the NHS when I became ill due to my stressful housing situation in the past. My dream is to give back to the service that helped me through those difficult times by becoming a phlebotomist in a GP surgery or hospital.