Having a lovely home that we can decorate and call our own will be amazing for my daughter and I. Seeing my daughter smiling and happy and thriving is the best thing ever and I want to provide her with all the things she deserves to live a fulfilled life.
My daughter and I had been living at my Mum’s house but it was overcrowded and unsuitable. The council helped find me accommodation, but as is the case with emergency accommodation, you’re never sure where in London you’ll be placed. For the first 4 months, we were in East London. Of course, I was grateful to have a roof over our heads, but being moved so far away from my support network was really hard. Thankfully, our most recent move brought us back to our home borough so I am closer to my friends and family again and life has started to improve.
Throughout all that’s gone on, I’ve always kept a job. I currently work in a GP surgery as an administrative assistant. I see how the work of a really kind and caring health care assistant can really make a difference to the patient’s experience, especially if they are nervous. In this work, you also get to meet so many people from all walks of life and I find that really intriguing.
I started speaking to the staff to get their advice on my career and the training I could do. There is a lot more progression working as a health care assistant with phlebotomy a great place to start specialising. I just can’t wait to learn all the new things that come with this training and work my way up within the NHS.