Empowering people with learning difficulties to live independently with their families, parents or carers.

SmilingSteps is an activities and services company for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities based in Somerset. Our staff have many years of experience working with young adults and adults with Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Hyperactivity, Down Syndrome, Cystic fibrosis, Celebral palsy and other conditions.
We offer a variety of leisure activities and life skills based on person centred plans and tailored to individual preferences.
We offer both group sessions or personalised 1:1 support. We have group sessions in Bridgwater, Weston-Super-Mare, Worle and we are looking to open new sessions in Cheddar, Wells and Taunton.
We work closely with parents, carers and individuals and some of our services include transportation to and from home to day activities with our minibuses. Our ethos is to provide and promote opportunities for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities in a safe and secure environment with lots of fun along the way!

We offer a wide range of day services, activities and workshops that have been designed with our service users, including leisure activities, functional skills, work related enhancements and social interaction. These are mainly group activities but we also provide a 1:1 support following an assessment and agreement on the skills and area of development a person wishes to achieve. We work through the direct payment system or through personal budgets.

We aim to impove people’s communication and life skills increase their confidence through creating opportunities that connect people with others and reduce isolation or exclusion.
We aim to support the physical and mental well-being through having a sense of purpose and achievement.
We aim to empower people with learning disabilities to acquire new skills that improve their chances of employment.