Ashleena Armstrong

Care Team Leader

Class of 2012

I am currently a Care Team Leader for a large private care company in Leicestershire. My journey started when I was in Year 10, ten years ago. I did my work experience in a local nursing home and loved helping others.

I left school to go on to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, as well as working part time as a Support Worker.

As I was in both education and employment, I made the personal choice to remain in employment and not continue on to university. I progressed to become a Senior Support Worker in a secure mental health hospital by the age of 19. 

For the past six years, I have continued to specialise in many areas of social care and management, as well as travelling a lot of the world.

My message to students is: 

Believe in yourselves, be proud of all your achievements, no matter how minor they may seem. Never ever give up, you’ve got this.