Every year, thousands of supporters across the UK take part in Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the week took place from 13-19 May on the theme of Body Image. SMART teams across all of our projects used the week to focus on helping those who use our services to explore and discuss mental health.
After a successful initial 6 month period, we are delighted to receive additional funding to continue both ‘The Bedford Initiatives Team’ and ‘The Milton Keynes Initiatives Team’ until March 2020.
On Sunday 9th June the SMART Prebend Centre will be hosting a family scavenger hunt to raise awareness and funds for the Bedford based homeless centre. The Prebend team would like to welcome as many people as possible from the local community and beyond to join the fun, family event.
Take a look at our Impact Report for 2018. The report provides a little insight into what’s been happening in SMART and highlights some of the successes of the last year.We are proud of our work and feel privileged to have the opportunity to help people to help themselves. We care greatly for all of our service users and are motivated to help them to succeed. The report includes some of their stories, along with some facts and figures about our work.
The SMART Prebend Centre has received a record number of donations towards the annual Christmas Relief In Bedford (CRIB) appeal. Donations allowed the team to support 200 homeless people in Bedford throughout December. There is still time to give towards the campaign.
Bedford Castle Rotary Club have been showing their continued commitment to the SMART Prebend Centre by promoting and donating to the Christmas Relief In Bedford (CRIB) appeal.
We are very proud to be able to offer twenty overnight beds to people who are sleeping rough in Bedford throughout the winter months, thanks to funding from MHCLG (Ministry of Housing).
On Friday 14th November Karl Fedyk of AC Plc held a Christmas Jumper fundraiser for the SMART Prebend Centre. Many of the team at AC Plc got sponsored for coming to work in festive attire and they managed to raise an impressive £200!
The SMART Prebend Centre team launched the Christmas Relief In Bedford (CRIB) appeal at the beginning of December and they have already recieved £21,000 in donations!! CRIB is vital as the money raised during this appeal helps to fund the centre throughout the winter months, a time that is extremely challenging for homeless people and rough sleepers.
On Sunday 16th December 2018, Teresa Moxam (dressed as Father Christmas) completed a 5K run around Bedford park, with her dogs Poppy and Cooper. The ‘Santa run’ raised much needed money and awareness for the SMART Prebend Centre in Bedford.
Team 4 are a group of students led by Eleanor Richards who participated in a number of fundraising events over the summer to raise money for the SMART Prebend Centre. The team were taking part in a National Citizen Service (NCS) social action project with MK Dons Sport and Education Trust (SET).
Christmas Relief In Bedford is ready to go! Can you support Bedford’s homeless this Christmas? CRIB is very important as it helps to keep the SMART Prebend Centre running during the winter months.
The Rotary Club of Bedford Castle and FlogIt expert David Fletcher help make The SMART Prebend Centre dinner dance a success!
On the 2nd November 2018 we welcomed 130 glamorous guests to the first annual SMART Prebend Centre dinner dance. Guests enjoyed canapés and reception drinks, soothing live jazz, a splendid three course meal, an entertaining auction, spectacular fireworks and a disco.
Bedford based events company help us make our first annual dinner dance a success!
Take a look at how we support vulnerable people at the SMART Prebend Centre
An appeal from the Mayor, new Costa Coffee furniture and other cool stuff!
Read what our staff have to say about our new vision, mission and values.
SMART have been awarded a new contract to continue operating SMART Howard House in Oxford.
There’s been lots happening recently at the SMART Prebend Centre.