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 1000 women into work since opening in 2015 and over 69% 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

Volunteer celebrations 



Fundraising events 



Sustainable fashion sales

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