Since the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, our priority has been to safely remain open to support our people within public health guidelines. Since the start of lockdown to the end of June 2020, we achieved the following:
delivered food parcels and Food Club visits in three months
people living in extreme poverty given food, toiletries and clothes
Our services are applicable to those on benefits and on no income. Our opening hours are:
• Ancoats, Manchester: 10am till 2pm – Monday to Saturday
• Eccles: 10am – 2pm Monday and Wednesday
Due to changing our model to support more people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re currently offering a food delivery service for our Little Hulton clients. This will also give us time to redevelop the services in our hub.
This means our Little Hulton hub will be closed, so please call 0161 228 7331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for support, and watch this space for exciting developments.
We are complying with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19, and have included updated steps we are taking below:
Open Mic Night [Online]: Thursday 10th September, 6pm(8/25/2020)-Our Open Mic Night is BACK! Taking place over Zoom on Thursday 10th September (6pm start), we’re giving people the chance to express their creativity through song or spoken word (or both!). If you would a slot to perform at our...
Soulemann’s Story(8/13/2020)-Soulemann has been living in the UK since 2012, after fleeing persecution in his home country. He came to Mustard Tree to pursue his dream of owning his own business. “Because I live with my partner, I lost all...
LISTEN: BBC Radio Manchester(7/10/2020)-We are delighted to have been featured as part of BBC Radio Manchester’s ‘Make A Difference’ campaign, which you can listen back on Becky Want’s Breakfast Show here (skip to 07:56).
Soulemann has been living in the UK since 2012, after fleeing persecution in his home country.
He came to Mustard Tree to pursue his dream of owning his own business.
“Because I live with my partner, I lost all my benefits”
Soulemann status has made it incredibly difficult to forge a life in Manchester. Having lived in the UK since 2012, he was refused asylum and had no recourse to public funds (70% of applications are refused on the first try).
“It was really hard to find somewhere to live. Because I’m still waiting for my status, it made it so difficult to get benefits. When I first came to the UK with my brother, the Home Office couldn’t find us a translator. I was placed in a hostel and was there for a while. I’ve since moved in with my partner so I could be with her and my children, but because I decided to leave the hostel – they stopped all support”.
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