Daniel Lavelle is a freelance feature writer from Manchester. He left care at nineteen and experienced homelessness for the first time not long after. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA in History while he was living in a homeless hostel.
He has an MA in Journalism from Goldsmiths and in 2017 he received the Guardian’s Hugo Young award for an opinion piece on his experience of homelessness. Daniel writes regularly on topics such as mental health,
homelessness and culture for the Guardian and has written for New Statesman and the Independent. ‘The Empty Doorway’ which he co-authored won Feature of the Year at the British Journalism Awards 2019 and was shortlisted for a National Press Award. He lives in London.