If you ask me…

Which health or social care professional has been most use
to you?
A South Asian community support worker.

If you ran care services in your area what would you do
Provide culturally sensitive workers.

Name one thing that would make your life better?
For health and social care providers to listen to and
understand carers.

How would you describe yourself?
Driven, determined and not afraid to cross barriers.

What event most changed your life?
Being faced with the role of carer.

Has any government policy ever benefited you

The new Carers (Equal Opportunities Act) 2004 is the best news in a
long time.

What is your greatest achievement?

Winning a millennium and community award in June 2003.

What has been your most embarrassing moment?
Getting lost in the countryside while facilitating a “walking your
way to good health” group for South Asian mental health

What makes you happy?
Having peace of mind and good health.

When did you last cry?
At my mother’s funeral two years ago.

Who do you most admire?
The Dalai Lama.

How would you like to be remembered?
As an inspirational person.

What is the most important lesson you have

Caring about yourself and other people has its rewards.

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