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Mat is a graduate of the Pavement's Word on the Street: London joutnalism training scheme.

 
  February 2nd 2017

A tribute to Jimmy Carlson, OBE

“We should never give up on anybody.” That was the view of Jimmy Carlson, a friend, colleague and inspiring force wh...

 
  December 6th 2016

Winter night shelters haven’t always had a good reputation. But they can save your life, finds Mat Amp.

I spent nearly five years homeless, including a stint on the street. So you’d think I’d know about night shelters. B...

 
  October 6th 2016

Getting creative is essential for the soul and helps us move on with life, says Mat Amp.

When I got clean, I was in a particularly chaotic and violent hostel in Brixton that had been overrun by the KFC (KwickFriedCrac...

 
  July 27th 2016

Mat Amp, who knows a thing or two about addiction, met the editor of 'Illegal' magazine and found out more about the campaign for decriminalisation

Mat Amp, who knows a thing or two about addiction, met the editor of Illegal magazine and found out more about the campaign for ...

 
  May 13th 2016

Is the controversially named enterprise a good deed or well-meaning meddling gone wrong?

Mat Amp, who has spent time sleeping rough himself, went to meet the women behind the social enterprise Crack and Cider. Is it a...

 
  May 10th 2016

A new spoken word piece by a homeless group reveals the sounds of rough sleeping

Skippering, a colloquial British term for rough sleeping, is a 30-minute ‘sonic meditation on homelessness’ that features so...

 
  March 15th 2016

Richard Gere attends the closing night of Glasgow Film Festival for the first UK screening of his new film

American Actor Richard Gere attended the closing night of Glasgow Film Festival for the first UK screening of his new film about...

 
  February 4th 2016

Nine out of 10 English councils find it hard to help homeless people

A recent report published by the homeless charity Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation discovered that nine out of 10 Engli...

 
  December 19th 2015

How do you nourish your soul when you’re homeless, asks Mat Amp, who’s been there and done that

We hear a lot about the need to keep warm and find something to eat. But how do you nourish your soul when you’re homeles...

 
  October 14th 2015


He is a classically-trained pianist who ended up living on the street. But now he has become an unlikely ‘face’ of W...

 
 

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