Mustard Tree exists to create choice and opportunity for people who are homeless and marginalised.
The Freedom Project is aimed at those who have additional barriers to moving on in life, such as homelessness, mental health issues, addiction recovery or a criminal record. It runs for 20 weeks and allows participants to gain work skills and experience within the six main areas of our operation: warehousing & deliveries, catering, customer services, facilities management, waste recycling and office admin.
Your skills, time, passion and resources can go a long way and make a genuine difference to someone who has run out of their own. We work with many who are just like you but because of relational break down, grief, addiction, loss of jobs and abuse find themselves struggling to survive. Donate, volunteer, fundraise, campaign for Mustard Tree to help create choice and opportunity for people who are homeless and marginalised.
Big Sweep Blog
On 27 February Mustard Tree led its quarterly community litter pick, the Ancoats Big Sweep, to give the streets a much-needed makeover. The sweep was a great success ( not just in terms of the amount of litter collected!) and we couldn’t have done it without the help of our partners Northward Housing, who contributed […]Read more
Mentoring at Mustard Tree
Benjamin Franklin once said: “Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn.” Roughly two centuries later, educational theorist and social psychologist David A. Kolb was developing the Experiential Learning Model based on the idea that concrete experience is the best way for us to learn about a […]Read more
Ready For Work Club
The controversial Channel 4 documentary Benefits Street has its detractors, and rightly so. It feeds into the stereotypes many people have about benefits claimants and misrepresents true conditions. However, in the third episode of the series it showed young father Mark reluctantly going to a work readiness club held at the local church. Albeit briefly, […]Read more