Q&A: Taja Young - My Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 September 2017


In our latest Q&A we spoke to Taja Young, senior lead event coordinator for the Bupa care homes in Redbridge.

What’s your connection with the borough?

I work for Bupa as a senior lead event co-ordinator.

What’s the best thing about working or living in the borough?

The location, as we are on the border of the lovely countryside for picnics, and yet so local to the city of London for retail therapy!

What one thing would you change?

This would definitely have to be business opening hours. Many people work from 9am to 5pm and this is also the times of business opening hours, and so not much can be done pre and post work.

Use three words to describe the area?

Historical, tidy and picturesque.

Who is the most inspiring person you have ever met?

A little bit clichéd, but my granddad.

What new law would you introduce if you were the prime minister?

Not many people will agree, but I would ban alcohol. There is no benefit in my eyes to alcohol and it causes so much upset, vandalism and creates an unsafe environment for all.

If you were the editor of this paper, what issues in the borough would you focus on?

I would for sure focus on elderly care and intergeneration projects – bringing together the young and old. It is so sad to see how the elderly are isolated in the community, yet there is so much we can do to make intergenerational projects the norm, giving young and old an opportunity to engage, learn and benefit from one and other.

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