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SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN ISSUE 10

The SMART News Bulletin covers all SMART CJS’s projects and provides local contacts, should you wish to message a manager directly. 

In this news edition:

  • A landmark moment in Bedford – Rogers Court is now open
  • Positive developments for residents at Norman Russell House in Milton Keynes
  • Heartfelt feedback for Dan at Howard House
  • Vacancies for enthusiastic staff and volunteers

The news bulletin provides just a little insight into what is happening in our services. Find out more and stay connected SMART CJS by following on Facebook and Twitter (links below).

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Pictured below: Pictured below: Left to Right: Lee Phanco (Bedford Borough Council), Ben Salisbury (Kier), Mayor Dave Hodgson (Bedford Borough Council), Shaun Hodgkin (Kier), Anita McCallum (SMART CJS), Stephen Fletcher (Bedford Borough Council) and Jen Robus (SMART CJS) outside the new Rogers Court homeless service.

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  • SMART CJS IMPACT REPORT 2021: Surviving and Thriving
    The Impact Report is finally here! Inspirational individuals, heart-warming stories and some of the key facts and figures from SMART CJS during 2021. Read more...
  • EXCITING NEW VOLUNTEERING ROLE IN MILTON KEYNES!
    We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic person/s to join the team at Norman Russell House (SMART’s supported accommodation in Milton Keynes for former rough sleepers) as the Activities Volunteer. Read more...
  • CELEBRATING 11 YEARS OF HOWARD HOUSE – PLEASE JOIN US!
    So far, we have welcomed around 14 people a day into the centre for a chat, a warm drink, and a hot takeaway meal. We have spoken to several people who are struggling to afford food because of the rise of living costs and the reduction of Universal Credit. People without a home have been able to talk about their situation, get food, collect their post (the building is a registered address for many) and use the phone to make essential calls. Read more...
  • THE SMART PREBEND HOMELESS CENTRE IS OPEN AGAIN – THANK YOU!
    So far, we have welcomed around 14 people a day into the centre for a chat, a warm drink, and a hot takeaway meal. We have spoken to several people who are struggling to afford food because of the rise of living costs and the reduction of Universal Credit. People without a home have been able to talk about their situation, get food, collect their post (the building is a registered address for many) and use the phone to make essential calls. Read more...
  • More than just a roof over your head
    “Getting rough sleepers off the streets is only the start of the rehabilitation process”, explains Ryan Willett, who works at Norman Russell House in Milton Keynes. ”Why they got there in the first place is often a complex matter that has taken years to come about, so it’s no wonder that untangling it can take time and patience.” Read more...
  • The Prebend Centre is Reopening – Volunteers Needed!
    The phased reopening of the Prebend Centre in Bedford begins on Wednesday 26th January! We need volunteers to help with a variety of tasks. Do you have the spare time and skills we need to get the centre thriving again? Read more...
  • SMART Prebend Centre Cold Relief In Bedford (CRIB) is Back!
    SMART CJS had to suspend fundraising during COVID-19, but this week, as Christmas approaches, we are back with the launch of the annual Cold Relief In Bedford (CRIB) appeal and we need your support! Read more...
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