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Jan Begum

Employee Representative

Begum, Jan

"With no previous working background in Housing, I wasn't sure what I could bring to the role of employee representative, other than relate my own personal view and experience. 

Housing can impact on health outcomes, education, attainment, employment opportunities, crime, environment and local communities. Therefore, to have a seat at the table, to ask questions and take part in decision making which affects our society is a unique meaningful opportunity to be heard, generate and progress discussion, influence change and a mission which I am motivated to be part of. 

I have been a busy Mum to 4 children (all grown now), and the main carer for my Son with severe learning disabilities for the past 23 years. I returned to education and graduated as a mature student from the University of Salford with a BSc combined Honours Degree in Criminology and Sociology in 2018 before taking my first job in the NHS as an EDI Officer. 

I'm really enjoying my career journey and now taking part, learning and further developing myself at RBH. 

Beyond foundations of bricks and mortar,  a house provides sanctuary and security,  where memories are made,wellbeing nurtured, resilience tested and so much more.

"Home is where one starts from" T S Eliot."

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