The Mustard Tree are
working closely with our partners across the community, voluntary and statutory
sector to ensure that everyone who needs care and support receives it. We are
encouraging anyone available to help to either contact an existing charity
directly (Readifood, CIRDIC and CCA are all urgently needing volunteers), or to
offer support through Reading Voluntary Action (RVA).
RVA are coordinating volunteers across the sectors, and each organisation is able to request the people that they need. By working together we can make sure those most needing help can be supported. It avoids unnecessary duplication of services and ensures that safeguarding procedures are followed. Click here to visit the RVA website.
Please continue to reach out to your neighbours and any isolated people you know! We also want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our amazing volunteers
If you would like more information on each project please visit their websites, or keep in touch through our Facebook page.
With thanks from The Mustard Tree Team.
We celebrated the launch of our new client hub on Thursday 6th
February. It was fantastic to see so
many people there who have the same passion to see transformation in our
town. It was a wonderful opportunity to
share stories of changed lives and celebrate all the ways we are working together
to provide support across the town.
The Mustard Tree’s diverse projects all address unmet social needs, and reach out to people who would otherwise be isolated and face barriers in accessing support. Now we have more space we will be able to continue to grow to meet the demands of the increasing number of people we are supporting. In addition, we can host new activities If you have an idea for how we can be supporting people in our community do get in touch. We would also love to hear from anyone who would like to get involved and help make a difference!
To find out how you can get involved please click here. You can also sign up for latest news by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who came to support us and helped make
it a wonderful event.
You are invited to join the staff of the Mustard Tree in celebrating the launch of our new project hub for Reading
The event takes place on Thursday 6th February. There are two opportunities to join us that day,
In the afternoon between 3pm and 5pm
or, in the evening between 7pm and 9pm
At 90 London Street, Reading
Light refreshments will be provided so please RSVP by email to email@example.com
As valued friends and supporters we would like to host you for a small celebration in our newly expanded facilities. Our launch event will include:
– Tours of the building
– An opportunity to meet the staff
– A chance to hear about the work of our current projects
– An opportunity to learn about our vision for the future
We hope you can join us!
Since its beginning in 1994 Reading Lifeline has provided a
place for people to find support. Over the years the service has changed
and developed to meet the needs of our local community. It has been a
privilege to provide a safe space for anyone experiencing infertility or baby
loss to talk and be listened to. We have been encouraged by the many
stories over the years of the positive impact that Lifeline has had for
individuals, couples and families at a very difficult time.
We have continued to review the Reading Lifeline service and
in recent years, we have faced challenges in sustaining it. After careful
consideration and as alternative services to support those facing baby loss are
available, we have therefore made the decision that it is time to close
Lifeline. We will finish counselling our current clients, but will not be
taking any new referrals. We will not be running any further support
Anyone affected by infertility or baby loss can access
support through their GP. There are also some other sources of support
which you may find helpful:
You can find a counsellor or therapist near you by using the
Hope Counselling are a local charity offering help and
support to individuals experiencing problems including anxiety, depression,
relationship issues, bereavement and a range of other issues.
The Willows support group is made up of a group of parents
in the Reading area, who have all lost babies at various stage. They meet
regularly and provide support for parents who have been through and continue to
suffer the loss of a baby.
If you would like any further information, please contact us
on 0118 959 6669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
With our thanks for your support,
The Reading Lifeline Team
Role: Young Person Support Mentor
Starting Point is a local project that mentors
young people aged 15 – 25 into education, employment and training.
This is an exciting opportunity to mentor a case load of young people and to
assist our Mentoring Lead in the referral and matching of the young people to
their mentors. We are looking for an excellent communicator with
experience supporting young people primarily from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The relational and holistic approach of Starting Point’s one to one support has
caused our programme to experience rapid growth. The support focuses on both
the practical support (e.g. CV writing, job applications and interview prep)
and social-emotional support (e.g. growing in confidence, self-belief and
To apply: CLICK HERE
To find out more: CONTACT US
The Mustard Tree are recruiting a Regional
Coordinator for Engage Befriending.
Engage Befriending work to alleviate loneliness and isolation by
recruiting and supporting volunteer befrienders to visit older people in their
local community. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who has
the desire and ability to make an impact in this rewarding role.
This post is for 10 hrs per week,
For more information please download the following job description:
You can also speak to Sue Winyard, Project Manager on 07443 487 191
To apply please email your cv and a covering letter to
The closing date for applications is
Monday 25th November. Interviews will be on 2nd and 3rd December.