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SMART Prebend Centre

The SMART Prebend Centre supports the homeless and socially isolated in Bedford.

What we do there

The Centre is open 365 days a year providing vital facilities and services for the homeless including:

  • Breakfast, lunch, emergency food packs
  • Showers and toiletries
  • Clothes
  • Phone and postal services
  • Advocacy and signposting
  • Clinics provided by nurses, chiropodists and vets

SMART Prebend Centre
12 Prebend St
MK40 1QW

 01234 365955

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Opening Times

 Monday 8.30am- 1pm
 Tuesday 8.30am- 1pm

1.30pm – 3.30pm (groups for existing service users)

 Wednesday 8.30am- 1pm
 Thursday 8.30am- 1pm

1.30pm – 3.30pm (groups for existing service users)

 Friday 8.30am- 1pm
Saturday 8.30am- 12.30pm
Sunday 8.30am- 12.30pm

How to Refer to the SMART Prebend Centre

SMART Prebend Centre is a drop in service so referrals are not necessary. If you are a professional and wish to discuss a client that you have signposted to the Centre then please call and we’ll be happy to help.

How we help

Can you help?

Your generous donations are what helps us keep the service open. You can donate:

Food: tins of meat, tins of vegetables/potatoes, long life tins/packets of meals, tins of fruit, beans (i.e. baked beans, kidney beans, chickpeas etc.),  instant noodles/rice pots, chocolate bars, biscuits, cereal bars, fruit pots, individual cereal boxes, sachets/pots of milk, sugar, coffee, fruit juice/cans of drink, crisps, crackers.

Clothing: boxer shorts (medium particularly), knickers, bras, trousers, jeans, jogging bottoms, shorts (May-September) t-shirts, tops, socks, gloves & hats (October-March) waterproof jackets.

Toiletries:  deodorant sprays & sticks,  toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, hand gel, tissues (individual packs), baby wipes/wet wipes, dry shampoo.

Plus: Sleeping bags, blankets, tents, back-packs, first aid kits.  Please note that unfortunately we are unable to accept duvets.

There are often other items we need throughout the year, for our service users, and for use within the Centre. Please do get in contact with us if you have items you would like to donate that are not listed above 01234 365955 or email

Can you spare a few pounds? Support the SMART Prebend Centre by making a one off  or monthly donation!

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