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 »
  • SMART HOWARD HOUSE ONLINE SURVEY GOES LIVE
    Are you a former resident at Howard House or do know someone who has taken part in the programme? Have you have previously volunteered at the service? Have been involved with the service in another way? We need your help. Read more »
  • SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN ISSUE 9
    Take a peek at what's been happening across SMART CJS services... In this edition: Volunteers, VIPs and a trip to Blenheim Palace. Read more »
  • SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN ISSUE 8
    The SMART News Bulletin covers all SMART CJS’s projects and provides local contacts. The May edition celebrates our wonderful people doing amazing things. Read more »
  • SMART CJS IMPACT REPORT 2020: A YEAR OF CHANGES
    During 2020 we have helped at least 1500 individuals who have experienced rough sleeping and homelessness, and/or substance misuse. We believe that everyone needs a little help sometimes and, with trust, respect and honesty, people can make incredible changes. The 2020 report celebrates outstanding achievements made by amazing people! Read more »
  • EVERYDAY HEROES!
    On the 26th March, the Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards, in partnership with The Harpur Trust, will celebrate those who make Bedford brilliant. SMART CJS has nominated three local heroes who have made it to the final. Read more »
  • HG/FIT Running Challenge Smashes Target for SMART Prebend Centre!
    Independent functional fitness gym HG/FIT and their supporters raise more than £3000 for the SMART Prebend Centre by walking and running every hour, on the hour. Read more »
  • SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN JANUARY/FEBRUARY
    When we started this bulletin a year ago, we did not know what a devastating effect the pandemic would have on all our lives and society as a whole. We had no idea about the changes that would be required to keep our services open so we can continue to help those who need it the most. Read more »
  • HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?
    Often we overindulge during the Christmas period and sometimes find it hard to get back on track. SMART Wokingham is offering a free online session to help residents of Wokingham understand if they are drinking too much and how to make small changes to cut down. Read more »
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