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Helping people to help themselves

We are a charity who provide safe spaces to work with vulnerable people within our communities, empowering them to make positive changes and take control of their lives.

Today I need help: with my drug use | with my alchohol use | as a family or friend | as a young person | with homelessness

Get help and support

Find local and national support services. Get information and help for drug and alcohol use, and homelessness. Tools and resources to support adults, young people, families and carers. Find out more »

Vacancies at SMART

We are a small charity with a big heart; putting the service user at the centre of everything we do. We strive to develop individuals within the organisation in an environment that is conducive to progress by harnessing a team culture that is respectful, professional and open. Find out more »

Get involved with SMART

Support our charity to thrive. Find out about volunteering, fundraising and donating to a SMART project. Find out more »

“ Volunteering has changed my life and given me a passion for the work that I do. I feel privileged to be able to help others in their journey and enjoy giving them the same opportunities that I was given. ”
Pete, SMART Howard House Volunteer Co-ordinator · read Pete's story »
  • ONLINE CHAT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN WOKINGHAM
    BIG NEWS... Today SMART Wokingham launch a trial of 'LIVE CHAT' - an online service for young people living in Wokingham. LIVE CHAT provides an opportunity for under 18's to talk to the Wokingham team about anything to do with drugs or alcohol. Read more »
  • New Trustee for SMART CJS
    Sarah Ladbrook, FCCA, has worked in a range of sectors including utilities, software, technology, asset management, retail, charitable and hospitality.  She brings with her Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Reporting and Forecasting experience. She also knows a lot about Xero – the accounting package that SMART uses – a real bonus! Read more »
  • Alcohol Awareness Week: Speaking up about Alcohol & Mental health
    This week SMART Wokingham, drug and alcohol support service will be joining 3,000 other community groups across the UK for Alcohol Awareness Week – led by Alcohol Change UK  –  to raise awareness of the link between alcohol and mental health, to speak out about the issues and the stigma surrounding them, and encourage anyone who is struggling to seek the support they deserve. Read more »
  • SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
    New Lockdown, Same Pandemic: Demand Rises for SMART CJS Services and Support. We are back to stricter lockdown measures for the month of November. Our services will continue to run, but look out for some adjustments. Read more »
  • CREATIVE FUNDRAISING BY KATIE!
    "I thought I might be able to make a little money for charity by raffling off my most recent new products before they are released for sale. I wanted to help local smaller charities who’ve needed to adapt quickly during COVID, and I knew SMART had to make big changes to continue supporting the homeless of Bedford." Read more »
  • GALE TRUST AWARDS SMART CJS £5,000 TO SUPPORT BEDFORD’S HOMELESS
    Bedford based Gale Family Trust has awarded £5000 to SMART CJS. “Changes to the way we operate, longer hours and a rise in demand for our services means we require additional staff and more supplies. To maintain these changes, we need increased funding, which is why the money received from the Gale Family Trust is so important right now. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts” Read more »
  • YOUNG PEOPLE OF PRIORY HOSPITAL GET CREATIVE AND RAISE £250 FOR SMART PREBEND CENTRE
    SMART CJS is delighted to have received a donation of £250 from the young people on the Priory Court and Lower Court wards of Priory Hospital, Roehampton. These wards care for young people with a wide range of mental health illnesses. Read more »
  • SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN JULY/AUGUST
    SMART CJS continues to be influenced by the current pandemic and keeping everyone safe. Our services are in high demand, with more people than ever reaching out for support as a result of COVID-19. Read more »
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