SMILE (Supportive Multi-Ability Intergenerational Life Experiences) Day Services provide day activities for older people, adults with learning disabilities and individuals who require specialist support.
We facilitate activities with local people and children, bringing generations together, to grow and learn for the wellbeing of our community.
SMILE Day care is aimed at:
- adults who have learning and/or physical disabilities
- adults who have specialist support requirements
- older people who are physically frail and need more planned care and attention
- carers who need respite
- older people who are lonely and need emotional or practical support
SMILE Day care offers:
- a break from home
- carers a break from their caring role
- a chance to learn new skills
- a chance to make new friends and meet other people
How do I apply for day care?
Either you, or someone on your behalf, can contact us
We will then visit you at home to make an assessment of your needs. If your needs would be met by the services offered by SMILE day services, arrangements are made for you to visit one of our day centres.
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 centre?
If you have your own transport, you are expected to make your own way to the centre. For those people without their own transport, arrangements will be made as part of your support plan.
What types of activities are available?
The types of activities available at each day centre vary, depending on the interests of the people using them. Activities include:
- local activities based in the community
- arts and crafts
- people in sheds
- vocational training, supporting people to get into employment
- community volunteering
- games, such as, cards, dominoes, scrabble, quizzes, competitions and bingo
- access to learning through computers
- computer games and educational programmes
- woodwork and wood carving
We welcome suggestions for new activities, and advice and support is always available from our experienced staff and volunteers.
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 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 walking/mobility aids. The centres all have easy access and space for wheelchairs.
Can I bring a friend?
You can make arrangements to show your friends around and private space can be made available in an emergency. Staff will meet and talk to friends, relatives and carers if they are concerned. Friends, relatives and carers are welcome to come to open days and events. Carers groups also exist and offer a chance for carers to meet others in the same position, share advice and offer support.
Day centre locations
Adwick Smile (POD) - Adwick,
01302 721494 / 07812 654817
Askarne Smile - Askern
Bentley Smile - Bentley Library
Bhatia Smile - Bhatia Centre - Mexborough
Bullcroft Smile - The Memorial Hall Carcroft
Cantley Smile - Cantley Surestart Building
Holmescarr Smile - Rossington
MexCampus Smile -Mexborough
Rossington Smile - The Memorial Hall
Stainforth Smile -The Youth Hub
Stirling Smile - Doncaster Town Centre
Thorne Road Smile - Town Moor Doncaster