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What is Compassion [Part three – Hot]


Reported by Mat

Published on Monday, April 8th, 2024

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What is Compassion [Part three – Hot]


Written by Mat

Published on Monday, April 8th, 2024

Support and Relationships

In the cold, bustling arteries of our metropolises, hidden beneath the towering behemoths of concrete, resides a community obscured from public gaze – ‘the homeless’, as the pubic refers too often refers to them.  Our tales, as veiled as they are varied, share one common binding pleaa cry for change. Oh no, not the change that jangles in the pocket, but a change in attitude from the throngs of people that sweep past with indifference and haste. It is imperative to acknowledge the shared humanity within each of us. Each ‘vagabond’, ‘tramp’, ‘wastrel’, ‘wasted addict’ and ‘bum’ is a human being just like every other human being. We are all deserving of compassion. 

Written by Mat


Mat came to Groundswell in 2018 after several years as a volunteer for the Pavement Magazine where he is now Deputy Editor. Part of his role at the Pavement was to help deliver ‘From the Ground Up’, a partnership between the Pavement and Groundswell that taught core journalism skills to people with lived experience of homelessness. As a Project Officer he continues to develop his one on one interview skills and runs focus groups all over the country. Mat’s involved in all parts of the research process, helping to produce: research frameworks; the foundation questions for semi-structured qualitative interviews and focus groups,; the content of quantitative surveys and data analysis. He also has experience of speaking at conferences, working on grant applications, podcast production and as a consultant for film production.

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