I was born in Sylhet, Bangladesh and moved to the UK as a child in 1972. I grew up in the East End of London with my five siblings and am multilingual. I started working in the community as a special needs assistant. I got into social services, and from there moved into the housing sector, where I have worked for the last 25 years. I have two children and three grandchildren, whom I enjoy spending my time with. Now that I have more time, I would like to contribute to my local community and give back.