A message from Anita McCallum, SMART CJS CEO:
“When we started this bulletin a year ago, we did not know what a devastating effect the pandemic would have on all our lives and society as a whole. We had no idea about the changes that would be required to keep our services open so we can continue to help those who need it the most.
When times are so tough for us all, its lovely to be able to share some good news. This bulletin is a very short read, but one that I hope makes you smile.
My Heartfelt thanks goes to every staff member, volunteer, trustee, donor, social media follower and community supporter for your continued energy, commitment and support during one of the most testing times our charity has seen.”
In this edition:
- SMART and Bedford Borough Council likely to enter longer-term agreements to support people experiencing homelessness
- Compassion, empathy and cake making in Milton Keynes
- Free online sessions in Wokingham to combat Pandemic Drinking
- Freedom from addiction at Howard House
The bulletin provides just a little insight into what is happening in our services. For a more in-depth understanding of what we do and why, please keep your eyes peeled for our Impact Report, due to be published soon.
Pictured below: some of the SMART Bedford Team celebrating positive news for our Service Users.