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Rasheeda qualified as a barrister and was called to the bar in 1981. She worked for law centres and citizens’ advice bureaux until 1990 specialising in private and public-sector housing law, domestic violence and Race Hate crimes. She enrolled as a solicitor in 1997 and continued to practice in these areas.

In 2002 she joined Enfield Council as the Hate crime coordinator. She set up and chaired the LGBT forum and also dealt with issues relating to racial incidents and domestic violence. During 2005 she joined Islington Council as the principal appeals and complaints officer, homelessness. 

She feels passionately about equalities issues in the workplace and service provision to our communities. Throughout her working life she has been involved with minority groups in Enfield and Islington, as a trustee and as a volunteer.  She joined Age UK Enfield as she feels this section of the community needs assistance and support.

Rasheeda was co-opted as a trustee of Age UK Enfield in February 2017.

She was elected to her first three-year term at the 2017 AGM, to serve until the 2020 AGM.