The Mustard Tree

The Mustard Tree is a family of projects seeking to be a voice for the unheard. We strive to identify, support and empower the misunderstood and overlooked in our local community.


Our current projects

  • Engage Befriending

    Connecting isolated, older people with their local community through visits from a volunteer befriender.

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  • FIRST Stop Bus

    A safe-haven to improve safety for people in Reading weekend evenings, helping prevent unnecessary admissions to A&E.

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  • Reading Lifeline

    Signposting, counselling and support for those facing decision or loss in pregnancy.

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  • Rahab

    Restoring all hope and belief by identifying and supporting those affected by sexual exploitation.

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  • Starting Point

    Providing education and support for young people who are not in education, employment or training, through mentoring and work experience.

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Stories from our projects

I can honestly say it made me a better person and that it opened my eyes to the struggles that many women and men face. I am delighted that The Mustard Tree Foundation is part of the Reading community - it's definitely a better place for it.…
Rahab Intern,  2014
... my befriender has been such a support & a good friend...…
Client,  Reading

Recent news

Vacancies at Mustard Tree

We are sad to be saying au revoir to some incredible staff this season, but wish them all the best and are looking forward to who else wi…

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