If you ask me…Laila Elmoudden

Who has had the biggest influence on your life?
A social worker who changed me and my life for the better.

If you ran care services in your area what would you do differently?
Make sure all young people in care receive the right information about how the system runs.

What event most changed your life?
When I went into a secure unit for eight months for a crime I’d committed. It made me realise a lot of things.

If you won the lottery now would you spend it?
I’d buy myself the things I need and start my own charity to help people in need.

What is your greatest achievement?
Getting my life back on track. 

What makes you happy?
When everyone gets along. 

When were you last angry?
When I have to constantly ask for things that should have been dealt with. 

When did you last cry?
When someone I love hurt my feelings. 

What is your favourite expression?
Smiling because that’s when you know everything is all right.

Who would you like to swap places with?
Tony Blair, because I’d definitely do a better job than him.

What cause would you fight for?
Making care for young people a better environment.

What is the most important lesson you have learned?
You can’t always rely on and trust people.


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