A Hub of activity with lots of choices and opportunities to get involved: participating in new activities, discovering and using gifts and skills, taking a formal training course, making a difference through volunteering, and lots more besides.
A Home and a safe place to be part of a community, build friendships, give and get support and progress with confidence and a sense of hope for the future.
110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AG
110 Oldham Road is Mustard Tree’s headquarters and home to the greatest variety of services.
Mustard Tree took up residence in Ancoats in 2005, initially just on the first floor. In 2009 we renovated and moved into the rest of the building, including the basement, a total of 30,000ft2.
In Ancoats we run our soup kitchen, provide food parcels and clothing, and sell all manner of household goods and furniture. We run the Freedom Project from Ancoats and therefore also provide training courses, our job club, creative courses, counselling and mentoring from this venue.
15 Southway, Eccles Precinct, M30 0LJ
Our Eccles site, within the town centre precinct, opened in January 2013. It is a much smaller branch, managed by a single member of staff and a small number of volunteers. In Eccles we operate a shop selling household goods, furniture and clothing, and we also operate a food bank for clients in crisis.
We use our small operations as an opportunity to train and support volunteers, and for some of them this is vital opportunity to make real progress and move forwards to achieve other personal goals.
Eccles also acts as community hub from which we form a part of the Eccles network of support agencies.
50 Hulton District Centre, M28 0AU
Little Hulton is our latest branch. It opened in November 2014 and is a larger site than Eccles, but not the size of Ancoats.
During our first phase of development we established a good retail operation, selling furniture at low affordable prices, and then gifting where needed to support sustainable tenancies and the building of a home. We operate a food bank and have set up ‘Food Club’, which is new model for tackling food poverty.
We have entered our second phase and have started to deliver our training programme, The Freedom Project, from this Little Hulton base.