We’re delighted to introduce you to Reena who started with the Accommodation Team this month, assisting clients across our supported housing projects, and making sure they have everything they need.

Find out more about the newest face to join Action Foundation…

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’ve always lived in Newcastle, but surprisingly I don’t have a Geordie accent! I stay with my lovely but crazy family and I have a three-year-old nephew who I simply adore. My partner is from India, and we’re hoping to get married this year (if Covid allows). I love travelling, dancing, food, and all things Bollywood – I also enjoy a bit of DIY.

What’s your career background?

I completed my Masters in International Development at Northumbria University! I have also studied Journalism. I worked for two years as a Multiple Exclusion Outreach worker. Prior to this, I’ve spent approximately two years volunteering in different parts of India on projects related to education, poverty, health, discrimination, and a list that could go on forever.

What drew you to apply for the Support Worker job at Action Foundation?

At my previous job as a homeless outreach worker, I had many interactions with refugees and asylum seekers who were homeless and needed support to navigate the system; and faced multiple barriers due to their English language skills. This led my passion to work with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. I came across Action Foundation when I was referring one of my clients there. I became aware of the amazing services AF provides; and how the organisation works with their clients to overcome the barriers and challenges they face – this motivated me to apply for the job at AF!