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.
Creative Showcase Event(11/4/2019)-Unseen-Angels-Seen – Creative Showcase Event Come along to Mustard Tree’s Creative Showcase, and discover some of Manchester’s hidden talent! With spoken word and musical performances by people who have experienced hardship and homelessness, alongside an exhibition by our very own...
Christmas Jumper Day(11/4/2019)-On Christmas Jumper Day it’s time to pull on a pullover to help prevent homelessness! Chip in £2 each and get your friends, family, colleagues and students to grab a weirdly wonderful woolly for Friday 13th December. When you sign...
Halloween Open Mic Night(10/22/2019)-To celebrate the opening of our new ‘Olive Branch’ café, we are hosting a evening of poetry and live music! Olive Branch is Mustard Tree’s community training café, creating opportunities for people who have experienced hardship and homelessness to learn...
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.