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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 domestic abuse | 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 »
  • Our Youngest Fundraising Hero
    My name is Ruby and I am 9 years old. I am trying to raise £100 to help homeless people. I want to do this because I want to help people who don't have a home and I like helping people. Read more »
  • Bedford Estate Agent Sponsor the SMART Prebend Centre Ball!
    We are thrilled to announce, My Estate, a property lettings and sale agent in Bedford and Luton have made a generous donation to sponsor the SMART Prebend Centre Masquarade ball on Saturday 14th September. Read more »
  • We are looking for passionate people to become SMART Trustees
    In a recent survey it was reported that over eight in ten of those performing Trustee roles said that it made them happier and over one in five said that they got a promotion as a result of their service. ​We are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring their experience and knowledge to our board of trustees. The board is our governing body, providing strategy and direction and ensuring we're run according to the rules.​ Read more »
  • Protect the SMART Prebend Centre Masquerade Ball and Fund
    On the 14th September 2019 the SMART Prebend Centre will host a fabulous Masquerade Ball to raise much needed funds to cover essential running costs and repairs. Find out what’s happening on the night and help to protect our homeless centre in Bedford for years to come. Read more »
  • Katy and Joe to conquer Kilimanjaro!
    Two fearless fundraisers are aiming to raise £1500 for SMART by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of a loved family member, who sadly lost her life as a result of alcohol use disorder. Read more »
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