“SMILE” – Sutton Mentoring and Independent Leisure Experiences – is our peer mentoring scheme for disabled young people aged 12-18 living in the London Borough of Sutton.
Membership provides access to a range of age related activities and opportunities during holidays, term time evenings and weekends for disabled young people aged 12–18.
SMILE is designed to support disabled young people to develop and practice life skills they need to progress into adulthood, so their activities focus on building independence, increasing social skills and introducing new opportunities.
Short Break Aims:
- To improve disabled children and teenagers social lives
- To increase life skill and independence
- To enhance family wellbeing and relationships
“ ’THANK YOU’ seems too insignificant a word to express how much SMILE contributes to his life and well being. How much he has grown in self-confidence and his self-esteem has been boosted so much since he has been with you.” – SMILE Parent
All SMILE members receive the support of our local Co-ordinators, support staff and young volunteers. Holiday sessions include day trips to places of interest including the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Wembley Stadium and Brighton seafront, cinema, pantomimes and theatre, horse riding and flying days. We also provide evening and weekend sessions which offer more local opportunities to socialise such as meals out or an evening at the cinema.
Please note that meeting points and locations for the SMILE group’s sessions do vary and will be advised when we confirm any reservation.
All referrals into this service can either be arranged through our Co-ordinators or Sutton Disability Partnership’s Access Point Phone: 0208 770 4690 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org