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Meet Team buzz: Yasmin

Added Feb 2020
Meet Yasmin

What’s your role within buzz Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service?

I am an Age Friendly Neighbourhood Health Worker, and I cover the central area of Manchester which includes 4 neighbourhoods (Chorlton, Fallowfield & Whalley Range, Ardwick & Longsight, Hulme, Moss Side & Rusholme, and Gorton & Levenshulme).

Describe a typical day at work…

Days at work for me are very varied. I spend most of my time out within community settings, speaking with partners and residents who want to be part of collaborative action to make Manchester an age friendly city.

What do you love most about your job?

The thing I enjoy most about my job is that each project I am involved in grows from community engagement and a passion for change. I love the opportunity to use my creative and solution focussed thinking, and my work is fuelled by the positive mentality of residents and partners who want to be part of our age friendly work.

If you had to do another job for one day what would you pick?

If I had to do another job for one day, I think I would like to work in a strategic position in which I could explore systematic power dynamics and encourage opportunities for residents voices to have more of an influence across the city.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Outside of work I love spending time with my husband, visiting animal sanctuaries, watching live music shows and swimming.

What’s your favourite thing about Manchester?

My favourite thing about Manchester is the diversity of its communities, I feel that the city has something for everybody and it is a pleasure to be able to explore this through the work that I do.

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