Hanifa Islam, Support Administration Officer
Hanifa has worked for the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities since March 2005, and is one of the longest standing members of the London office.
Within her role as Support Administration Officer, Hanifa has a broad range of responsibilities. She helps with all of the scanning, photocopying, shredding and recycling that needs to be done in the office. When attending team meetings, Hanifa takes ‘action point’ notes and types these up in order to circulate them between the team and to keep an accurate record of what needs to be done.
Hanifa types a variety of documents, ranging from flipcharts to presentations, and she is also responsible for sorting, stamping and distributing the post. For a few hours per week, Hanifa enjoys working with the Fundraising team.
Hanifa actively sources images for easy-read documents and subsequently creates these documents. She has developed an excellent library database for both the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities and the Mental Health Foundation, and she has also created an easy-to-use cataloguing system for the Press team.
She delivers presentations on her transition to adulthood, her job and work experience, and Circles of Support. Hanifa has also spoken at a number of events around the UK, including the What Kind of Future Workshop in Cardiff, Learning Disability Awareness Training at Redbridge College, and the Learning for Leadership programme at Lambeth College.
Outside of work, Hanifa loves spending time with her two brothers and her sister-in-law, travelling overseas and around the UK, watching films and shopping. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things football and cricket related and is an avid Manchester United fan. Hanifa is a member of a dance group and performs in a number of shows.