Impact for People & Families
The impact on our client group and their whole family has 6 higher level outcomes, namely:

  • People feel safe and secure
  • People have improved health and well-being
  • People have support networks and feel connected
  • People have improved resilience
  • People have new or improved skills
  • People have hope and a purpose

The wide ranging impacts of our work include:
Jamie is in his mid-forties and has been employed as one of our food collection and delivery van drivers since May 2015 and is a perfect example of the impact of TMTP model and its primary objective of 'empowering people to rebuild happier, healthier, and better lives.'

We extend our ethos and principles not only to our clients but also in giving people affected by crisis and/or disadvantage a chance to rebuild their lives in employment with TMTP.

Since his appointment, Jamie has gained Food Hygiene Level 2 qualification and Jamie's experience is summed up in his own words below:

"Due to my employment at The Matthew Tree Project I have gained an understanding and a new experience engaging and communicating with society. Having been disengaged for so many years during my addiction I now have the ability and tools to communicate in the correct manner and respect what others deserve. I feel an enormous sense of wellbeing, satisfaction and pride whilst working with others whom maybe suffering crisis as I have experienced.

I feel that my personal experience enables me to fully appreciate our client's situations and their support needs. Having this opportunity of paid employment has not only helped me develop, it also has a ripple effect on my personal life and for many others in it. As this was ultimately my first paid job it has completed my journey from treatment centre, through supported housing and now to independent living in my own flat. It has also enabled me to purchase and maintain a vehicle but also to sustain my recovery and rebuild my life. To this extent I am now chair of my fellowship where we work with others with drug and alcohol dependency; and our primary purpose is staying clean and helping others achieve sobriety."

James Critchlow, 2017 (below)