*Coronavirus update: 

The SMILE team are following the government’s advice that all non-essential contact is restricted, however support is still available online through SMILE Circle Groups across Poole, Bournemouth and Wareham.  See the SMILE Connect Facebook page for more information.


‘With SMILE, lone parenting doesn’t need to be lonely parenting’

SMILE Connect is a unique community project supported by local charity Faithworks. SMILE provides support, activities and friendship to lone parent families. Our goal is to create a community of families who support each other and live everyday to the full.

You can find out more about what we’ve been up to in our latest Annual Review here.

SMILE is made of three types of support: VIP sessions with other lone parent families, SMILE Plus with other community groups in churches and an online community.

Picture of umbrella in red, green and yellow, showing the 3 strands of support SMILE provide

Our aim is to provide support to improve mental and physical wellbeing, as well as having fun and enjoying life with free or low cost activities.