As a person, I’ve always been strong and independent and I love working with people and helping them. I was a carer for 7 years, looking after elderly people with all aspects of their life. In my job, I like to give the best possible care and know I can do this. All of the skills that I learnt in my last job, I can use to progress and be an amazing dental nurse.
In the 2 years since I had my son I've lost a lot of confidence. I haven’t worked or learnt anything new since then and I’ve really noticed a lot of changes in myself. It’s really important to me that I get back my self esteem. I want to be able to have enough money to do what I would like in life and to provide for my son. I want to be fully independent.
In May 2015, I was renting a room in a house, but it was sold and I was evicted. I was working as a carer at the time and didn’t have enough money saved up to put a deposit down on a new room. I began sleeping behind the market stalls when the charity 'Alone in London' found me. They helped me to access church shelters and I was then provided emergency accommodation by the council. Now, I am now living in a studio, but I’ve fallen behind on payments and my arrears have been increasing. It's an unstable and stressful situation to be in. I have no way of clearing the debts, unless I start working and earning again.
I’m so excited to get back to working in a medical setting. I know how important it is to make the patients feel calm and comfortable as well as respect their privacy and dignity. Hopefully I’ll be able to advance my studies to become a hygienist. With a good job, life will be so much more stable for me and my boy. I also really like that I'll be able to start helping new Beam members.