I am a medical student in my fifth year of studying at Leeds and this is my fourth year being involved in Homed. I first joined as a Bracken hostel coordinator and then became head Oakdale coordinator. Last year I acted as President of Homed and I loved being so involved in managing the team and watching Homed progress!
I grew up in Middle Eastern cities where homelessness is hardly publicly seen, so when I moved to Leeds the issue stood out to me and I was keen to get involved in helping the local community. Homed is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people from different backgrounds and positively influence their day through simple acts of kindness such as making a meal with them. I loved getting more involved as part of the committee last year and can't wait to continue to watch Homed grow more this year as Events Coordinator.