I live with my three children and my husband in temporary accommodation, which we were provided by Greenwich Council. Previously, we had our place to live, but the landlord evicted us as he wanted to use the apartment himself. This put us in a difficult situation, as we did not have enough money to rent another place for the five of us.
Until now, we have been relying on my husband to pay for everything, as we're not eligible for benefits here in the UK. This has meant that we sometimes don't have enough for everything we need. I really want to support my family and to help them to move forward. Eventually, I want us to be able to rent our own place.
The work of a carer is such a positive and meaningful thing to do; it is a job that really motivates me. I have never done it professionally, but back in Lagos I cared for my father for the last three years of his life. He was gradually losing his memory and he was physically vulnerable, so I washed and dressed him, fed him and gave him his medicine. While sad, it was also a very special experience and I would love to do this as a profession.