Day Opportunities in Doncaster

SMILE (Supportive Multi-Ability Inter-Generational Life Experiences) provides day activities and projects for older people, adults with learning disabilities, autism and individuals who require specialist support.

COVID 19 - February 2022 Update - SMILE Day Opportunities are following COVID safe working practices

SMILE Day Opportunity Services have updated their COVID safe working practices to reflect the current guidance for social care services. All SMILEs are included in the Government's on-site regular testing schedule.  Testing is an important part of helping to keep people safe, alongside infection control measures and using personal protective equipment (PPE). Please contact the SMILEs for further information or if you would like to receive a copy of our regular newsletters. 

SMILE Day Opportunities

We facilitate activities with local people and children bringing generations together to grow and learn for the well-being of our communities.

We work together with individuals to engage, empower and enhance their lives, supporting them to live well and reach their full potential. 

How do I apply for SMILE Day Opportunities?

If you think we could support you please contact one of our SMILEs, where our team will talk to you about how we can help and guide you through the referral process (see SMILE addresses and contact numbers below).

Then either you, or someone on your behalf, can contact the Doncaster Adult Social Services and Wellbeing Team to discuss what support you require.  You will then be visited by a social care worker who will complete a social care and support assessment if you do not already have one. 

How much will visiting the centre cost?

You may have to pay to attend. The amount will depend on your financial assessment.

How do I get to the SMILE Day Opportunity?

Individuals who have their own travel support (such as a vehicle or can travel independently), make their own way to the centre. Individuals without their own travel support can  discuss this as part of a travel support plan.  For information on accessing SMILE services, we have been reviewed by the AccessAble service so you can plan your journey. 

What types of activities are available?

The types of activities available at each SMILE day opportunity vary, depending on the interests of the individuals using them. Activities include:

  • community based activities
  • creative activities
  • inter-generational activities with local children and playgroups
  • horticultural activities and/or tending to allotments
  • supporting individuals to take part in projects or activities, which provide training and learning opportunities
  • engaging activities for enjoyment or to maintain or enhance knowledge and skills
  • access to learning through our team of SMILE trainers

As part of our annual satisfaction survey, we welcome suggestions for new activities, and advice and support is always available from our experienced staff and volunteers. For updates from our friends and supports of SMILE please see @daydoncaster on Twitter.

When can I go to the centre?

Your visiting days will be agreed with you. All our centres are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Are meals and drinks available?

Drinks are available throughout the day and at most SMILEs a meal can be purchased or you can bring your own.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Please bring any medication needed during your visit as well as any equipment you use to support your mobility. 

SMILE Day Opportunity Locations

07971 516165

Adwick SMILE 
07812 654817

Askarne SMILE - Askern
01302 707791

Bentley SMILE - Moat Hills Centre - Bentley (from 03.01.22)
07812 654839

Bhatia Smile - Bhatia Community Centre - Mexborough
01302 736007 or 07973 642384

Carcroft Smile - The Redmond Centre - Carcroft (moved to new premises July 2020)
01302 724501 or 07812 654785

Cantley Smile - Cantley Surestart Building
01302 736927

Food To Go - Stirling SMILE
01302 363201 or 734043

Holmescarr SMILE - Holmescarr Community Enterprise Centre - Rossington
01302 736944 or 07817 567676

MexCampus SMILE - The Willows Community Centre - Mexborough
07855 087168

Rossington SMILE - The Memorial Hall
07973 783258

Stainforth SMILE -The Youth Hub 
01302 734026 or 07816 094873

Stirling SMILE - Doncaster Town Centre
01302 363201

Thorne Road SMILE - The Mencap Building - Town Moor Doncaster
07971 395930


Last updated: 28 February 2022 09:11:07