29 Mar 2021

OneBrum Cause: Smartworks Birmingham

By Holly Moulton

OneBrum Cause, Smartworks Birmingham, looks to support women struggling to get back into work.  They provide styling services and interview coaching to ensure that women go to interviews looking and feeling their best!

Since opening in 2016, Smartworks have supported around 1,400 Women with Interview coaching and confidence building.

However, when the Pandemic struck last year, as for many, they had to quickly change how they operate and work out how they could still best be supporting Women who so desperately needed their services!  This past year has been a difficult one for all charities, and their service delivery has been a mix of virtual and in-person  –  operating a completely virtual service since January.

They adapted their service to enable them to reach as many women who may need support as possible. New to Smartworks for 2021 is their Mentoring Circle events, a monthly online seminar for unemployed women to inspire and support them on their journeys into work. 

Funding from #OneBrum will go towards the development of these events as they look to roll them out across the year to different audiences. All those who sign up to these events can access career coaching and interview preparation services to move them closer to securing work and changing their lives. 

How to donate to OneBrum: 

By donating just £1 or more to OneBrum, 100% of your donation supports local charities and community projects in Birmingham through this crisis and beyond.

Text ONEBRUM to 70085 to donate £1 (texts cost £1+ standard rate) Click here to donate £2+

Contact Details: 

You can contact Smartworks via their…

Website: https://smartworks.org.uk/birmingham-smart-works/

Twitter: @smartworksbhm

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