Research and Journalism Project Worker
Mat came to Groundswell in 2018 after several years as a volunteer with the Pavement Magazine. Part of his role with the Pavement was to help deliver ‘From the Ground Up,‘ a partnership between the Pavement and Groundswell that aims to teach peer journalism skills to people with lived experience of homelessness. Mat now volunteers as Deputy Editor of the Pavement as well as being Journalism and Research Project Worker here at Groundswell. He believes in the power of stories to empower the teller and educate the listener and strongly believes that the Pavement has a critical role in giving the homeless community its identity. Mat credits the work he has done over the past few years as the biggest single factor in his recovery and believes that people with lived experience are vital to the work of charities such as Groundswell.