Life Stories

Farah’s Story

Farah’s Story

*Name has been changed and stock photo used to protect identity Farah* moved to the UK to seek asylum and start a new life in Manchester. Originally from Iran, Farah had an education and had many jobs in her home…

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Alex’s Story

Alex’s Story

Alex came to Mustard Tree to build his confidence and explore his love of cooking. Alex is neurodivergent and has learning difficulties and hadn’t had a paid job before – he was looking to gain experience and a new sense…

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Ahmed’s Story

Ahmed’s Story

Ahmed’s name has been changed and a stock image used to protect identity Ahmed arrived in the Manchester in 2021, knowing very little about the city and without many connections. He enrolled in Mustard Tree’s Freedom Project, hoping to build…

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George’s Story

George’s Story

George* came to Mustard Tree extremely distressed and anxious due to his financial circumstances. He was in arrears, close to £29,000, and as they went unpaid each passing month they were getting higher and higher. George, who relied solely on…

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Katie’s Story

Katie’s Story

Katie joined Mustard Tree’s life-skills and employability training placement ‘Freedom’ after a period of homelessness caused by multiple factors.   “I was in a major depressive state” Katie* has bipolar disorder and has had problems with mental health in the…

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Jason’s Story

Jason’s Story

Jason joined Mustard Tree’s life-skills and employability training placement ‘Freedom’ back in April 2019, after being referred by a staff member at Wilson Carlisle House. “I was down in the dumps. I had no self-esteem or confidence… I was bored”….

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