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

Our sessions

Swings & Smiles is open seven days a week, providing a place to play and support for children with special needs and their families. Find out what's on offer and how you can book to come along.

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Sibling support

We understand just how different life is when you have a brother or sister who has a disability or special needs. We run three sessions a month for siblings which are free to attend, as well as offering a 5 week course in schools.

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Book a session

Once you've completed our assessment form you'll be told which sessions you can attend at Swings & Smiles. You can book online via the website or email - we hope to see you soon!

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Our impact

6390

Individual visits from families in 2019

9585

Hours of support provided to families last year

93

Number of siblings who accessed our SIBSupport in 2019

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