My Fellowship was in 1999 for the practical application of microcredit, travelling to Bangladesh, and to Poland and France, where I learnt how to apply it to developed countries.
On my return, I set up a programme called Street Cred, based at the community centre I was running in the East End of London. I subsequently set up programmes in Madagascar, South Africa and Ghana. The latter two are still running, especially successfully in Ghana. I also wrote a book about those experiences, called Small Change, Big Deal.
My involvement with those who have least started in 1995, when I began to volunteer for Quaker Homeless Action, and has continued since then, including six years' work for the Prison Reform Trust.
In 2002 I started writing and since then I have published a number of books. I am an associate tutor of Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre and run regular workshops and retreats. In recent years I have missed face-to-face engagement with those on the margins and my recent book (Little, Brown, June 2021) seeks to put that right. Called Let Me Take You by the Hand, it is an X-ray of life on London's streets, told in the stories of those who live or work there.