Introduce yourself

My name’s Matty, I’m 31 years old and I was born in York.

Education & learning

I dropped out of school. I had a child when I was 16 years old and left school with no qualifications but I’m now a qualified scaffolder.

Something you are passionate about

I’m passionate about my work and seeing my daughter.

Proudest Moment

My daughter being born.

Biggest achievement

Getting off drugs.

Happiest memory

My happiest memory is being a child, watching the snow at christmas time.

The hardest part about being homeless

I think its knowing that you don’t have your own personal space.

What have you learned from your experience of homelessness?

I have learned from my mistakes.

One message about homelessness

Never judge a book by its cover.

What are your aspirations for the future?

Seeing my little girl again.