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SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN ISSUE 11

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

“It’s been a busy two months for all of us in SMART CJS, and as always, to keep you up to date, I present you with the highlights in the News Bulletin. Thank you for taking the time to read the bulletin and for your ongoing support. Please share the website link with your contacts – family, friends, colleagues and others. Together we will continue to help people to help themselves.” Anita McCallum, SMART CJS CEO.

In this edition:

  • Winter Transformation Grant won for rough sleeper beds
  • High praise for Rogers Court as featured on BBC Look East
  • Norman Russell House Residents do the Monster Mash!
  • SMART Howard will sadly close its doors in 2022
  • Changes to the SMART CJS Board of Trustees
  • We are recruiting!

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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Picture: Half of the SMART CJS Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team delighted at the news of securing the Winter Transformation Fund. Back row (L-R) Ralph Dennison, Dave Rawcliffe, Chantal Thomas & Jono Poon. Middle row (L-R) Jodie McMinn and Jen Robus, Senior Managers and centre, Anita McCallum CEO.

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  • Virtual September Sleepout – Can you rough it for one night?
    On Saturday 24th September 2022, from 7pm to 7am, we will be holding our first fundraising event since Covid struck - the SMART Sleepout 2022! Please join us and help us to raise funds and awareness for the SMART Prebend Homeless Day Centre. Experience a little of what it’s like to be homeless and sleep rough. Read more...
  • WE ARE LOOKING FOR PASSIONATE PEOPLE TO BECOME SMART CJS 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 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...
  • SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN ISSUE 12
    News from SMART CJS’s projects in Bedford, Milton Keynes and Oxford - Awards, random acts of kindness, glorious gardening, mental health awareness week and celebrating 11 years of Howard House! Read more...
  • 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...
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