Updates from SMART

The place to be to keep up to date with all the latest news from SMART.

February / March News Update

The latest SMART newsletter is now available! We’ve been busy...

January Update

SMART’s Cold Relief in Bedford 2023-2024 Winter Appeal has been...

Transforming Struggles into Triumphs

In a world where adversity often takes centre stage, the...

CRIB Appeal 2023

Cold Relief in Bedford 2023 Winter Appeal Goes LIVE! Bedford...

Co-op Local Community Fund

We are now part of the Co-op Community Fund and...

Volunteers Needed

SMART has several really exciting events coming up and we’re...

Bedford Running Festival Round Up

Bedford Running Festival is a winner! SMART is delighted to...

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PASSIONATE PEOPLE TO BECOME SMART CJS TRUSTEES

Are you concerned by the rise in homelessness in our...

News Update Issue 15 June 2023

A message from our CEO, Jen Robus I hope this...

Prebend Impact Report

I am delighted to share with you the SMART Prebend...

An Important Announcement from SMART CJS

An update from Jen Robus, SMART CJS Deputy CEO: Anita...

Bedford Running Festival

Media Release Bedford: Making strides in homelessness prevention Across the...

YOU DID IT!

Thanks to you, our wonderfully generous supporters, SMART has once...

CRIB Appeal Update

Thanks to YOU – our wonderfully generous supporters, we were able...

CRIB APPEAL UPDATE

Please help us reach our 50% target before Christmas! PLEASE...

News Update Issue 14 December 2022

A message from our CEO, Anita McCallum I write to...

Christmas Gift Requests

The countdown to Christmas is ON! Here at Prebend Street,...

20% CRIB target reached

News just in…We’ve reached our 20% target! The Cold Relief...

The Zip Yard Bedford Supporting Cold Relief In Bedford (CRIB)

As you’re probably aware by now, our Cold Relief in...

SMART Prebend Centre Cold Relief In Bedford (CRIB)

SMART CJS had to suspend fundraising during COVID-19, but this...

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PASSIONATE PEOPLE TO BECOME SMART CJS TRUSTEES

In a recent survey it was reported that over eight...

MAYOR DAVE HODGSON LENDS SUPPORT TO SMART PREBEND CENTRE OPEN AFTERNOON

Bedford-based charity, SMART CJS, is warning that numbers seeking meals...

Sleep Out to Help Out as the Cost of Living Bites

Bedford-based charity, SMART CJS, is warning that numbers seeking meals...

SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN ISSUE 13

Take a peek at what's been happening across SMART CJS...

Rogers court 1-1 room 2

Rogers Court one-to-one Room Transformation!

Our supported accommodation for 20 former rough sleepers is going...

food 1

Food Glorious Food!

Our new service in Milton Keynes (women’s only supported accommodation)...

Calling all Volunteers!

Volunteers within SMART help us to run our valuable services...

Mk gardening

Green Fingers in Milton Keynes!

Gardening has a huge range of mental health benefits, from...

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PASSIONATE PEOPLE TO BECOME SMART CJS TRUSTEES

In a recent survey it was reported that over eight...

Art workshop

Milton Keynes Services Getting Arty!

Art workshops have been a welcome therapeutic activity and outlet...

Jubilee cake

The Jubilee Celebrations

Jubilee Celebrations across SMART services! Wonderful work was carried out...

Volunteer Week 1st-7th June

Volunteer Week 1st-7th June Volunteers’ week is an annual celebration...

SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN ISSUE 12

News from SMART CJS’s projects in Bedford, Milton Keynes and...

SMART CJS IMPACT REPORT 2021: Surviving and Thriving

The Impact Report is finally here! Inspirational individuals, heart-warming stories...

Bedford Everyday Heroes Awards 2021

On Saturday 24th September 2022, from 7pm to 7am, we...

EXCITING NEW VOLUNTEERING ROLE IN MILTON KEYNES!

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic person/s...

CELEBRATING 11 YEARS OF HOWARD HOUSE – PLEASE JOIN US!

So far, we have welcomed around 14 people a day...

THE SMART PREBEND HOMELESS CENTRE IS OPEN AGAIN – THANK YOU!

So far, we have welcomed around 14 people a day...

More than just a roof over your head

“Getting rough sleepers off the streets is only the start...

The Prebend Centre is Reopening – Volunteers Needed!

The phased reopening of the Prebend Centre in Bedford begins...

SMART Prebend Centre Cold Relief In Bedford (CRIB) is Back!

SMART CJS had to suspend fundraising during COVID-19, but this...

SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN ISSUE 11

News from SMART CJS’s projects in Bedford, Milton Keynes and...

SMART CJS Wins Winter Homelessness Funding

SMART CJS, has announced that it has successfully bid for...

Bedford-Based Chair Appointed to Board at SMART CJS

There are big changes at the top of SMART CJS,...

Planning the Future of the SMART Prebend Centre – We Want Your Help!

Your opinion matters! We need YOUR HELP to shape the...

SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN ISSUE 10

Exciting and uplifting news from SMART CJS’s projects in Bedford,...

Landmark Moment in Bedford – Rogers Court is Open!

SMART CJS is proud to announce that Rogers Court, Bedford...

SMART HOWARD HOUSE ONLINE SURVEY GOES LIVE

Are you a former resident at Howard House or do...

SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN ISSUE 9

Take a peek at what's been happening across SMART CJS...

SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN ISSUE 8

The SMART News Bulletin covers all SMART CJS’s projects and...

SMART CJS IMPACT REPORT 2020: A YEAR OF CHANGES

During 2020 we have helped at least 1500 individuals who...

EVERYDAY HEROES!

On the 26th March, the Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards,...

HG/FIT Running Challenge Smashes Target for SMART Prebend Centre!

Independent functional fitness gym HG/FIT and their supporters raise more...

SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN JANUARY/FEBRUARY

When we started this bulletin a year ago, we did...

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

Often we overindulge during the Christmas period and sometimes find...

SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

The past two months have seen our teams overcome tremendous...

SMART Opens new Hub – Initially for Safer Streets Project

MEDIA RELEASE: Bedford based charity, SMART CJS, has announced that...

ONLINE CHAT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN WOKINGHAM

BIG NEWS... Today SMART Wokingham launch a trial of 'LIVE...

New Trustee for SMART CJS

Sarah Ladbrook, FCCA, has worked in a range of sectors...

Alcohol Awareness Week: Speaking up about Alcohol & Mental health

This week SMART Wokingham, drug and alcohol support service will...

SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

New Lockdown, Same Pandemic: Demand Rises for SMART CJS Services...

CREATIVE FUNDRAISING BY KATIE!

"I thought I might be able to make a little...

GALE TRUST AWARDS SMART CJS £5,000 TO SUPPORT BEDFORD’S HOMELESS

Bedford based Gale Family Trust has awarded £5000 to SMART...

YOUNG PEOPLE OF PRIORY HOSPITAL GET CREATIVE AND RAISE £250 FOR SMART PREBEND CENTRE

SMART CJS is delighted to have received a donation of...

SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN JULY/AUGUST

SMART CJS continues to be influenced by the current pandemic...

EXCITING VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY IN WOKINGHAM

SMART CJS is excited to offer a rewarding volunteering opportunity...

THANK YOU FROM SMART CJS’s CEO

“I have been overwhelmed by the support we have received...

£25,000 SMART PREBEND CENTRE COVID-19 APPEAL TARGET SMASHED!

A message from Anita McCallum, SMART CJS CEO. "I am...

SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN MAY/JUNE

SMART CJS’s services continue to be heavily influenced by the...

Panacea Trust Awards SMART CJS £20k to Help Fund Essential Homeless Services

SMART CJS is delighted to have been awarded a much-needed...

Bedford Rotary Club Backs SMART Prebend Centre Emergency Appeal

Despite only being able to meet 'virtually' and not able...

SMART CJS wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

SMART CJS has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award...

AGAINST THE ODDS – POSITIVE NEWS FROM SMART BEDFORD SERVICES

An update from SMART CJS's CEO, Anita McCallum. Read about...

The Rotary Club of Bedford Park continue to Support Prebend Centre Through Tough Times

On 19th May 2020, The Rotary Club of Bedford Park...

SMART PREBEND CENTRE COVID-19 APPEAL UPDATE

Back in March, when the country went into lockdown, we...

2 minutes could make a difference – Your nomination really counts!

£1,000 could make a big difference to the work we...

HARPUR TRUST FUND SMART CJS WORKER WHO WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE BEEN FURLOUGHED

WONDERFUL NEWS -  The Harpur Trust has awarded SMART CJS...

SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN MARCH AND APRIL 2020

Read our latest news bulletin for March and April. This...

SMART CJS IMPACT REPORT 2019: EVOLVING IN DIFFICULT TIMES AND PROVING OUR WORTH

We are proud of our work and feel privileged to...

Understanding the Homeless and Rough Sleeper Community and COVID-19

Many questions are being asked about homelessness and COVID-19 right...

SMART CJS Critical Homeless Services Update

SMART CJS’s normal service and support to rough sleepers and...

SMART CJS Service Changes – COVID-19

Information, advice and resources for people due to attend SMART...

CTM-IT’s Charity of the Year is SMART CJS

We are delighted to have been nominated as CTM-IT’s charity...

Coronavirus – A Guide for Service Users, Visitors and Contractors Attending SMART CJS Services

Information, advice and resources for people due to attend SMART...

AMAZING NEWS… Cold Relief In Bedford (CRIB) Appeal hits Target!

We are delighted to announce the CRIB Appeal has raised...

SMART Wokingham Launch Revised Family Support Service

Are you being affected by another person’s drug or alcohol...

SMART Prebend Centre homeless appeal – one week left and just £3k to go!

The SMART Prebend Centre Cold Relief In Bedford (CRIB) appeal...

SMART CJS News Bulletin – Issue 1

February 2020, marks the launch of the SMART CJS News...

New Trustees Join SMART CJS Board

We are delighted to welcome Dr Fatima Sogiawalla and Jono...

Communities come together to support SMART!

We were thrilled to host open day events at Somewhere...

Smiles for SMART Courtesy of Castle Comedy and Bedford Park Rotary

Castle Comedy, in conjunction with Bedford Park Rotary held a...

A Warm Welcome to the SMART Prebend Centre Open Day – Friday 31st January

On Friday 31st January 2020, our homeless day centre in...

SMART Prebend Centre CRIB Appeal – A Fabulous Forty Thousand Pounds Raised

When we launched our Cold Relief In Bedford (CRIB) appeal...

A Cure for Overindulgence? Join the January SMART Wokingham Resolution Clinics

SMART CJS Wokingham is delighted to announce the opening of...

Want to Help the Homeless? Get Crazy or Creative to Win a Christmas Hamper!

The SMART Prebend Centre has set a challenge to find...

SMART Prebend Centre CRIB Appeal is halfway towards £60K target!

SMART CJS launched its Cold Relief In Bedford (CRIB) appeal...

Ministry of Housing visit Somewhere Safe to Stay

On 11th December 2019 the team at Somewhere Safe to...

Autoglass Helps Deliver a Warmer Christmas at SMART Prebend Centre

Staff from Autoglass® HQ in Bedford (one of the town’s...

Open Morning at Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub

On the 5th December Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub -...

Local business owners back CRIB

On the 6th December our Communications and Business Development Manager...