The Stronger People team is a unique mix of lived experience, academic qualifications and professional expertise. All of our staff have direct, first-hand experience of the issues faced by our service users and have all overcome significant barriers to achieve success in their respective professional fields. 

Our team includes an ex-young offender, a social worker and a youth psychotherapist who work collaboratively, using a multi-agency approach to design and deliver interventions that create and support lasting change.


By liaising with our external advisory panel Stronger People is able to provide a service that has strong grounding in real-world experience whilst also making sure the necessary safeguarding and statutory frameworks are upheld in our work.

We pride ourselves on our strong relationships with a number of key statutory and voluntary sector stakeholders in the city. We also maintain cooperative links with both local and national organisations concerned with the safeguarding of young people and reduction of child criminal exploitation.

Our team is made up of:

Internal Team

  • Hallam Walker-Smart

    Head of Service  
     & Interventions Lead  (DSL)

  • Matthew Johnston

    Lead Youth Psychotherapist & 
    Therapeutic Services

  • Joe Fitzpatrick

    Community Contact / Outreach Lead

External Advisory Panel



Senior Social Worker



Senior Safeguarding Specialist



Academic Researcher Advisor



Community Liaison

Stronger People C.I.C

Stronger People is a registered Community Interest Company (11474413)
Stronger People C.I.C, Carlton Road Business Centre, 27-31 Carlton Road, Nottingham, NG3 2DG