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Update – Gabriela fund raising Marathon for SMART!

Well done to Gabriela, who works for SMART JKP, our alcohol support service in Luton. Gabriela completed Luton Love’s half marathon and raised £130 for SMART! “I have been running since beginning of January 2016, I have made new year’s resolution to get fitter and so here I am. For the actual half marathon, I… Read more »

The power of SMART chat

I was visiting our satellite service in Ascot today, which is open once a week to support Service Users who find it difficult to access our locations in Windsor/Maidenhead and Bracknell. I spent time with Lee (Recovery Facilitator) and Alice (Health and Well-being Nurse), who were inspirational in the kindness and empathy they expressed when… Read more »

SMART and asc have merged!

We are delighted to announce that, on 14th April 2016, SMART and alcohol services for the community (asc) merged into a single organisation, now operating under the name of SMART. SMART and asc have been working in close partnership for the past year, sharing the experience and expertise of our diverse workforce. We have learned… Read more »

Alcohol Awareness Week 2015

More than 9 million people in England drink more than the recommended daily limits yet an estimated 7.5 million people are unaware of the damage their drinking could be causing. This week is National Alcohol Awareness week, aimed at getting people thinking and talking about the effects of alcohol on us, our loved ones, and our… Read more »

The Beacon goes live in Bucks

The Beacon is the free and friendly text service that warns the community of dangerous and dodgy drugs in the Buckinghamshire area. This is a unique way of staying up-to-date with dangers and passing that information on to those that need to hear it – clients and colleagues! Sign up now!! For updates on Depressants,… Read more »

Duncan and Naomi’s Cycling Challenge Update

Duncan and Naomi are cycling coast to coast, crossing the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors (that’s 200 miles off-road) in just three days; raising money for SMART Howard House. Find out more about the challenge here Challenge update: New fundraising total £5,026!!!! We did it! This total includes Gift Aid:… Read more »

We value our volunteers

We are delighted in to annouce that SMART have  been awarded the Investors in Volunteers (IIV) accreditation. Our work with volunteers was measured against a rigorous set of national standards. The IIV assessor stated: “The commitment to volunteering, and recognition that volunteers are essential to delivering the vision, mission and values of SMART was powerfully… Read more »

Partnerships for the future

We are delighted to announce an agreement between Alcohol Services for the Community and SMART CJS for the two organisations to work closely together over the next six months. In support of this arrangement trustees from each organisation will sit on each other’s board of trustees. Alcohol services for the community (asc) is an independent… Read more »

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