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SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN JULY/AUGUST

SMART CJS continues to be influenced by the current pandemic and keeping everyone safe. Our services are in high demand, with more people than ever reaching out for support as a result of COVID-19.

We have so many truly wonderful supporters, staff, volunteers, fundraisers, donors and people who make things happen and help to keep all the plates spinning.

The bulletin lets you know what’s going on and what your money, donations and volunteer support has gone towards.  It covers all SMART CJS’s projects and provides local contacts, should you wish to message a manager directly. Please free to share with your contacts – family, friends, colleagues and others.

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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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