Meet the Team

Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) is a coalition of Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind. Our work is delivered by a small core team and two ‘embedded teams’ across these three national charities. This unique way of working allows us to draw on the wide range of expertise and knowledge of staff from each organisation.

Governance is provided by the MEAM Programme Board, formed of the chief executives of each organisation and our independent chair, Baroness Claire Tyler.

  • The core team

    Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) is a coalition of Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind formed to improve policy and services for people facing multiple needs. Together the charities represent over 1,300 frontline organisations and have an interest in the criminal justice, substance misuse, homelessness and mental health sectors.
  • Oliver Hilbery

    Project Director

    Ollie is responsible for the management of the MEAM coalition. He works closely with the staff of the four partner organisations and reports to the Chief Executives’ board.
  • George Garrad

    Local Networks Manager

    George oversees the work of the MEAM Local Networks Team and the support they provide to local areas working on coordinated interventions.
  • Sam Thomas

    Policy Manager

    Sam works with a team based across Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind. He is responsible for ensuring that the policy work of the coalition is co-ordinated, effective, and informed by the views and experiences of people with multiple needs and those who support them.
  • Clinks

    Clinks supports, represents and campaigns for the voluntary sector working with offenders. Clinks aims to ensure the sector and all those with whom they work, are informed and engaged in order to transform the lives of offenders.
  • Anne Fox

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Nathan Dick

    Head of Policy and Communications

  • Nicola Drinkwater

    Policy Officer

  • Homeless Link

    Homeless Link is the national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England. It works to make services better and campaign for policy change that will help end homelessness.
  • Rick Henderson

    Chief Executive

  • Jacqui McCluskey

    Director of Policy

  • Chris Brill

    Policy Manager

  • Mind

    Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. It provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. It campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
  • Paul Farmer

    Chief Executive

  • Vicki Nash

    Head of Policy

  • Ayaz Manji

    Policy and Campaigns Officer

  • Andrew Brown

    Consultant (substance use issues)