Expert Commentary

Our staff have years of experience helping homeless and vulnerable people. They are experts in the key areas of our work and want to share that knowledge with members of the public. The following individuals can offer expert media commentary on the following issues.

Rough Sleeping / Begging

Jason MarriottJason Marriott is Framework’s Street Outreach Manager. He has years of experience working with people who sleep rough. He is an excellent communicator who is well used to discussing this topic on TV, Radio and in print.

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Jason being interviewed by BBC East Midlands Today

Alcohol and drug misuse

Apollos Clifton BrownApollos Clifton-Brown is Framework’s Clinical Lead for Substance Misuse Services. A trained nurse, he is an expert on the causes and consequences of alcohol and drug abuse. He also has in-depth knowledge of the latest developments in treatment and rehabilitation. Apollos also has considerable expertise about Legal Highs / New Psychoactive Substances.

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Apollos speaking with BBC Breakfast News in 2015

Homeless Women and Young People

Claire Windebank copyClaire Windebank is Framework’s Operations Manager for Women and Young People. She has worked in this field for more than a decade and has considerable expertise on the issues that drive young people and women in particular towards homelessness, including physical abuse, sexual exploitation and legal highs. Claire has experience of speaking on TV and radio.

Homelessness – causes and consequences

Jon LeightonJon Leighton is Framework’s Operations Manager for Community Based Services. He was worked for more than a decade in front-line homelessness services oversees a range of services dedicated to prevention. Consequently he has expertise about the causes of homelessness and effective interventions.

audioboomListen to Jon being interviewed by BBC Radio Nottingham.

Mental Health

Graeme GreenGraeme Green is Framework’s Operations Manager for Mental Health and Longer Term Services. He is a trained mental health practitioner and has worked in frontline services for more than 30 years. Graeme is able to explain the role of mental health crisis in driving people towards homelessness. He has experience of speaking on television and radio.

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Graeme Speaks to the BBC's Sunday Politics in 2015

Contact and Booking

If you would like to interview any of the above staff members contact our Communications Team on 0115 970 9552.