Healthy Lives for All
I qualified as a teacher in 2012 and spent over a decade working in schools and communities across London as a healthy schools champion. I feel extremely fortunate to have to have learned so much about our different communities in London through my work as a teacher.
Yet it also revealed the shame and horror that is the ever growing inequalities gap. I have seen first hand the devastating impact of diminishing budgets for schools and also the impact of the cost of living crisis for families.
Food insecurity, poor mental and physical health and insecure and substandard housing are just some of the many issues I have seen our most vulnerable families struggling with and is what inspired me to stand as a Councillor in Croydon in 2022.
I now work for a national charity, supporting communities across the country to come together in the call for safer and healthier streets for all, building on my voluntary experience with charities and community groups including the London Cycling Campaign and the Friends of Love Lane Green in South Norwood.