Life Stories

HT

I suffered domestic violence over a ten-year period at the hands of my partner, the father of my youngest three children. He used to drink heavily and take out his aggression on me. Because of this I smoked a lot…

Continue Reading

Matt

I have a condition called keratoconus, which means I’m registered blind. I’ve had 2 corneal grafts to try to make it better, but my vision is still bad. A charity called Henshaw’s Society for Blind People have worked with me,…

Continue Reading

E

I joined the Freedom Project because I wanted to gain some experience of working in the UK, which is something I’ve never done. I also wanted to gain some self-confidence and to meet some new people. Mustard Tree is a…

Continue Reading

Mark

Six years ago I was addicted to heroin and crack cocaine. I was homeless for 11 months and sleeping rough behind Manchester University, or sometimes in a hostel or on a friend’s sofa. During this time I was stealing to…

Continue Reading

Roy

I spent about a year living on the streets, during which time I used to eat at Mustard Tree’s soup runs. Soup runs were about the only time that I was able to eat. I got to know a lot…

Continue Reading

© 2018 - Mustard Tree | Registered Charity No. 1135192 | Registered Company No. 04386613