Supporting children and young people with special needs and their families to be happy, have fun and feel included.

Katie's story

"Since visiting Swings & Smiles we've seen Katie explore and develop more and more independence. Meeting other parents is great fun as well as getting to know the lovely, fun Swings & Smiles team – being here is like a breath of fresh air and I don’t know what we would do without it."

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What we do

Swings & Smiles is a place to play for children with special needs and their families. It offers a unique environment where the whole family feels supported and where they can spend quality time together. Our services include play sessions, sibling support and outreach.

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Volunteer

We have lots of opportunities for volunteers at Swings & Smiles including supporting at sessions, helping at events or assisting with jobs at the centre. We accommodate corporate groups for CSR days and can take young volunteers completing Duke of Edinburgh awards.

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Our impact

4422

Individual visits from families in 2018

920

Hours of support provided to families last year

800

Number of siblings who accessed our SIBS support in 2018

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