Evaluation and Learning Lead
Opportunity Nottingham Big Lottery Fulfilling Lives
Grant has worked in homeless and housing services since the 1980’s.
He started his career in Manchester City Council’s Housing Department, and then became a Housing Aid Caseworker at Shelter’s North West Centre. After relocating to Lincolnshire, he took on an Area Manager role, specialising in rural homelessness, and acting as Shelter’s Spokesperson on rural housing issues.
In 2004, Grant accepted the role of Manager at the Street Homeless Project, where through Shelter’s innovation fund and Good Practice Unit, he managed a number of initiatives to promote innovative solutions for homeless people with multiple needs. These included Housing First in Exeter, data sharing in Sheffield and promoting psychologically informed approaches, such as funding psychological therapy for rough sleepers and hostel residents in Worcester and Brighton.
When the Good Practice Unit closed, Grant joined Framework’s Quality Team working on contact compliance and practice development, as well as implementing Framework’s quality audit programme.
At present he is Evaluation and Learning Lead at Opportunity Nottingham, a project that is part of the Big Lottery funded Fulfilling Lives ‘Supporting People with Multiple Needs’ Programme.