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Carla’s been at NCHA for 12 years, currently working as a support worker in our Homelessness Prevention Service.

Working across Nottingham City, she supports couples and singles in a number of ways. She’s had many different roles with us including supporting young people and those experiencing domestic abuse.

Carla shares about her experience: “I like meeting people from all sorts of backgrounds and helping them to find safe and secure housing. Accommodation and secure housing is everything.

“Since I’ve been here I’ve had training in housing, domestic abuse, first aid and fire warden training. As a single mum with two boys, it was important for me to get out there and do something different.

“I get to give something back and be part of my community working here. As well as my job, I’m a union rep, an LGBT Ally and I’m part of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel. Your voice is really heard here, it’s inclusive and everyone has the right to be who they are.

“We get good benefits for what we do at NCHA and I’ve got supportive managers around me. There’s good pay and union recognition, as well as things like Health Shield, our free healthcare cash plan.

“I thought I’d be here for two, 12 years on and I’m still here."

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