We provide high-quality workwear, interview training and employment advice to women who need it – all free of charge.
Our clients come from all walks of life and include lone parents; the long-term unemployed; domestic abuse survivors; women with disabilities; school and college leavers; carers; ex-offenders and transgender women.
We’re here to give a hand to local women who want to transform their lives. Our friendly, professional staff and volunteers treat everyone equally – with respect and understanding – so that our clients get the support they need to return to work.
Our centre is a welcoming, safe place where our clients come for practical, non-judgemental tips and advice.
We have helped over 700 women since opening in 2015 and over 60% go on to get the job within one month of their appointment.
Life at Smart Works Reading
Here is a snapshot of what everyday life is like at our centre
Smart Talks events
Sustainable fashion sales