Mustard Tree - tackling both the causes and consequences of poverty and homelessness
Mustard Tree has an established track record over the past 25 years, supporting people across Greater Manchester in poverty and facing homelessness.
We create opportunities for people to help themselves through providing practical support, friendship, connections into work, improvements to health and wellbeing plus new experiences to encourage aspiration.
Maryam’s Story(5/24/2019)-Maryam came to the UK from Pakistan following a traumatic marriage break-up. She joined Mustard Tree in January 2018 to develop her language and customer service skills, with the goal of training, rebuilding confidence and the hope of finding work....
Diversity Exhibition(5/16/2019)-Our ground-floor café has been transformed into a gallery, celebrating Diversity through a range of painted, sewn and written pieces, put together in collaboration by Mustard Tree’s art and creative writing groups. The gallery is open to all during opening...
Lessons from Helsinki(3/5/2019)-Last December Mustard Tree Creative Programmes Manager Graham Hudson visited Helsinki, Finland to learn about their approach to tackling homelessness. The Finnish approach has made rough sleeping in the capital city virtually non-existent. Graham compares their progress with Greater Manchester,...
Tandrima joined Mustard Tree after fleeing India as an asylum seeker and settled here in January 2018. Tan bravely shared her story of her journey, her drive for change and her hopes for the future as she waits in hope for her asylum decision.
“In India I suffered domestic violence and religious persecution in my marriage. For so long I stayed because I didn’t know I deserved better. Once things started happening to my daughters, I knew I had no choice but to leave. I had to leave with my youngest daughter December 2017 and leave my eldest one behind. I couldn’t take both if I had I wouldn’t have rescued any of them. It was the hardest decision I have ever made. I can only just talk about it out loud now, I couldn’t talk about it at all before,” says Tandrima.
Read her full inspiring story by clicking below.
Check out some of the beautiful creations people have made at Mustard Tree.
Artist: Graham Hudson
110 Oldham Road,
50 Hulton District Centre,