Paul has worked as a Community Builder on a range of Asset Based Community Development projects through Nurture Development and Croydon Voluntary Action across the UK. Most recently he has played a key role in the development of a successful social prescribing initiative in south London.
As a community development practitioner, journalist, and equalities trainer and consultant for over 25 years, he has contributed his knowledge and experience to a range of creative and innovative projects involving young people such as managing the successful Croydon Xpress youth initiative putting young people at the heart of policy development and being curriculum adviser and mentor to the journalism team of the award-winning youth newspaper, The Cut.
Paul has developed a range of workshops, events and training programmes with and for young people at both local and regional levels. His work and knowledge of issues relating to young people are also enhanced by his work as the Chair of Talawa Fostering Services panel and volunteering for the Sanctuary Refugee youth initiative in Newport.
He has also worked for the social enterprise, Words of Colour Productions and where my role included supporting a range of media and arts-based ideas generated from community-led youth initiatives.
Paul has a MA in Journalism from the University of Westminster and during my journalism career, he was community affairs editor at The Voice before freelancing for publications such as The Guardian, Evening Standard and Local Government Chronicle.