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 - October 2020 Update - SMILE Day Opportunities are offering a reduced service in some buildings.

SMILE Day Services are running a significantly reduced service, support for individuals is being given in other ways or by their other support service provider. Please contact the SMILEs for further information. During COVID 19, if building based services become available we will not be able to offer a meal service. We are sending out regular newsletters, if you would like one, please contact the SMILEs.  

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 Integrated Support and Assessment 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.

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.

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 walking/mobility aids.

SMILE Day Opportunity Locations

ACE SMILE 
07971 516165
StirlingSmile@doncaster.gov.uk

Adwick SMILE 
07812 654817 
Adwick.Smile@doncaster.gov.uk

Askarne SMILE - Askern
01302 707791
AskarneSmile@doncaster.gov.uk

Bentley SMILE - Bentley Library
01302 736041
BentleySmile@doncaster.gov.uk

Bhatia Smile - Bhatia Community Centre - Mexborough
07973 642384
Bhatia.Smile@doncaster.gov.uk

Carcroft Smile - The Redmond Centre - Carcroft (moved to new premises July 2020)
07812 654785
Carcroft.Smile@doncaster.gov.uk

Cantley Smile - Cantley Surestart Building
01302 736927
Cantley.Smile@doncaster.gov.uk

Food To Go - Stirling SMILE
01302 363201 or 734043
StirlingSmile@doncaster.gov.uk

Holmescarr SMILE - Holmescarr Community Enterprise Centre - Rossington
01302 736944
Holmescarr.Smile@doncaster.gov.uk

MexCampus SMILE -Mexborough
07855 087168
MexCamp.Smile@doncaster.gov.uk

Rossington SMILE - The Memorial Hall
07973783258
Rossington.Smile@doncaster.gov.uk

Stainforth SMILE -The Youth Hub
01302 734026
Stainforth.Smile@doncaster.gov.uk

Stirling SMILE - Doncaster Town Centre
01302 363201
StirlingSmile@doncaster.gov.uk

Thorne Road SMILE - The Mencap Building - Town Moor Doncaster
07971 395930
StirlingSmile@doncaster.gov.uk

 

Last updated: 09 October 2020 15:15:17