The Matthew Tree Project, established in July 2010, aims to improve opportunities and futures of the disadvantaged and most vulnerable families and individuals living in some of the most deprived communities of the UK, by delivering the ‘Rebuilding Lives’ holistic, whole family, long-term engagement programme that can create sustainable, lasting change.
The ‘Rebuilding Lives’ Support Programme focuses on six fundamental needs:
The ‘Rebuilding Lives’ programme - created, pioneered and established by The Matthew Tree Project in Bristol UK - addresses these multiple and complex needs in a systemic, holistic way whilst offering fully integrated client navigation, throughout the process, with partner organisations.
How We Do it
We intervene early, before it is too late, and prevent families and people from becoming homeless. Common sense tells us that if someone is struggling to pay their mortgage or rent then they will have little or no disposable income. Food comes out of disposable income so if there is none, chances are there will be no food.
Operating from strategic locations across the city, the ‘Rebuilding Lives’ programme is a collaboration of like-minded and complimentary service delivery organisations, led by The Matthew Tree Project, providing a ‘full wrap around’ range of essential support services expertly join-up and made available in a holistic and tailored way – to match each client’s ability to engage with the support they need.
Annually, by the end of 2018 over 1000 of Bristol’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged citizens (46% of which are families), were benefiting from the service.
Underpinning all service delivery operations, The Matthew Tree Project have a fully-equipped, and fit-for-purpose city-wide food logistics and distribution operation in Bristol, and operate the UK’s first professionally adapted Mobile FoodStore with which we will rescue and redistribute circa. 100 tonnes of [good] food in 2019.
You will collect the food donations we receive from supermarkets and wholesalers across Bristol and bring it back to our Food Distribution Centre. The role also involves unloading, weighing and storing the fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. You will also deliver the donated food to our support sessions, so that we can get it to the people who need it.
Minimum commitment level: Twice a month
Start Date: 30-06-2019
Start Time: 09:00 AM
End Time: 03:00 PM