“We’re Paying People’s Rent Arrears for the First Time Ever”

“We’re Paying People’s Rent Arrears for the First Time Ever”

How Manchester homelessness charity Mustard Tree continues to adapt its model in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Words: Jack Barton (read the Medium version).

Combatting Poverty — Preventing Homelessness

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Mustard Tree’s Ancoats hub

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The Community Shop (pre-Covid)

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Mustard Tree’s training kitchen, with Freedom trainees and staff

Covid-19: hitting those who have the least — the hardest

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Mustard Tree’s refurbished Eccles hub. The local shopping precinct has been dealt a critical blow by the pandemic

“Thank you for changing my life — I’m so happy”

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Free collections of unwanted furniture can be used to help someone previously homeless furnish their new property

Helping Mustard Tree to help others

Manchester had the highest child poverty rate in Greater Manchester in both 2014/15 and 2018/19 and saw the second highest increase over this period (7%) – GM Poverty Action.

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Source: End Child Poverty

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370,000 workers were made redundant in the three months to October 2020

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