Our work is not just with people who are rough sleeping, we work to tackle the causes as well as the consequences of homelessness. As a result, our client group comes from various backgrounds and experience multiple barriers:
Stated background % of service users Poor mental health 49%
Recovering from addictions 17% Homeless or at risk of homelessness 18%
Offending 20% Refugee/asylum seeker status 35%
Disability/learning difficulty/ill health 27% More than one of the above 37%
Irrespective of background, everyone who comes to Mustard Tree is treated as an individual – we move away from simply categorising someone as homeless, unemployed, an asylum seeker, or someone with an offending background and tailor our services to create opportunities which enable people to meet their self-determined goals.
This holistic, flexible, person-centred approach, in a safe and welcoming space enables people to ultimately achieve greater resilience and wellbeing.