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Friday Food Volunteer

FRIEND OF MUSTARD TREE ROLE DESCRIPTION & PERSON SPECIFICATION Role Purpose To help facilitate the running of Friday Food, where guests who may be experiencing homelessness can get a hot three-course meal, practical items like hats, gloves, sleeping bags, and…

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Cardboard Catwalk

Cardboard Catwalk is a collaborative effort between people of lived experience of poverty and/or homelessness, Manchester Metropolitan University, Mustard Tree and Manchester Street Poem. The visual art and audio soundscape showcases the stories of people’s lived experiences. Each of the…

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Mustard Tree at 25

Mustard Tree at 25

Marking 25 years in Greater Manchester On Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June, we opened the doors of our Ancoats hub to welcome new and current supporters to Mustard Tree, sharing information about our work and to celebrate operating in…

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Andrew’s Story

Andrew’s Story

Andrew (33), came to Mustard Tree following a period of imprisonment and uncertainty around his future, falling out of employment for over five years. He is now about to embark on a new hospitality career after a successful spell on…

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Maryam’s Story

Maryam’s Story

Maryam came to the UK from Pakistan to get married. She joined Mustard Tree in January 2018, after escaping an abusive relationship hoping to rebuild her confidence and to find work. “I felt isolated and left out – like I…

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Diversity Exhibition

Diversity Exhibition

Our ground-floor café has been transformed into a gallery, celebrating Diversity through a range of painted, sewn and written pieces, put together in collaboration by Mustard Tree’s art and creative writing groups. The gallery is open to all during opening…

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Lessons from Helsinki

Lessons from Helsinki

Last December Mustard Tree Creative Programmes Manager Graham Hudson visited Helsinki, Finland to learn about their approach to tackling homelessness. The Finnish approach has made rough sleeping in the capital city virtually non-existent. Graham compares their progress with Greater Manchester,…

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