The Matthew Tree Project
The Matthew Tree Project (TMTP) is an innovative, pioneering, holistic model which provides a complete 'wrap-around' range of support and guidance services targeted at the most at risk and crisis hit members of society. Most importantly, we provide the time necessary to build trusting and open relationships with each client so that we can fully understand what has gone wrong and what barriers need to be overcome to make progress.
What we do operates on two levels:
- we seek to empower crisis hit people to take control and live fulfilling, dignified and independent lives
- we engage with policy makers, local and national, to effect systemic change and create a fairer, more equal society
We are a registered charity providing early intervention services with the primary objective to address the underlying root causes of the drivers into poverty for citizens living in the UK.
We have five Centres strategically located in the most deprived areas of the city of Bristol and work with an whole spectrum of partners (presently 77 organisations) who refer clients to us who are at crisis point. Our referral partners cover the whole range of possible crisis types including; unmanageable debt, housing; addiction; unemployment or underemployment; education failure; disability; mental health; domestic abuse; immigration/asylum; ex-offenders; welfare delays/problems.
As well as providing a range of support services ourselves, virtually all clients referred to TMTP have multiple and complex needs which means they will be trying/needing to access a range of external support services and often this can be very challenging, for a whole host of reasons. Due to the fact that all our clients visit us weekly and we maintain a relationship until they are okay, we have an insight and understanding of how difficult the 'journey' through crisis can be for so many. Our service support is designed to help make the navigation to essential services easier and more effective for the benefit of each client we support.
Registered Charity No. 07324296