We work in close partnership with almost 300 referral agencies throughout the North East – including Job Centre Plus, mental health charities and employability schemes.

56% of the women we see have been unemployed for 12+ months, 45% are single parents, 14% have a disability. Our help dovetails with existing youth employment provision reaching young women and teenage girls so we can support them to move into a permanent role.

The impact on our clients and their family cannot be overestimated. By helping women into work we boost their confidence, help them be a role model to their children, bring income into their local economy, and be active members of their community.

We know our service works! 72% of the women we support get the job, and 95% report feeling more confident and prepared for their interview.

Life at Smart Works Newcastle

Here is a snapshot of what life at Smart Works Newcastle is like

Steph McGovern donates clothes for our clients and sale!

Coaching our Clients to Success!

Holding fashion sales!

Being out and about in our community

Running events with Sara Davies MBE

Sorting through donations

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