I’ve always been passionate about caring for people. It’s an amazing feeling to see those that I have looked after feeling happy, treated with dignity and regaining their confidence.
Seven years ago, I travelled to the UK. I was told there was work here for me but I’d been trafficked. I didn’t have anywhere to live and was forced to spend the next two years paying the perpetrators back for my travel costs before they would free me.
Afterwards, I would stay with people who could help me with accommodation, but you can’t stay somewhere for long when you can’t contribute to the household. That’s when I had to start sleeping elsewhere - on buses and on the street.
In 2017, I had my first child. This was such a blessing and my life really started to change for the better with the joy of children in my life. The Salvation Army were first to provide a roof over our heads. In the meantime, we'd been staying in hostels and hotels. A few months ago, the Council placed us into temporary accommodation where I'm staying now. I now have two wonderful children and am so motivated to be a good mother and provide for them.
I already have my Level 1 in Health & Social Care and have volunteered as a care assistant in elderly people’s homes. Eventually, my dream is to go on to work a general nurse in a GP practice or work as a midwife. Right now, my goal is to be the best I can be and be able to provide my children with a home with enough space for us to all live happily and comfortably.