Supporting families battling chronic illness and mental health conditions across the UK
Grant a Smile founder, Joyce was a former teacher who saw first-hand how the lives of children and their families were affected when a parent was ill. Their ‘normal’ childhood experiences of school, play and extra-curricular activities drastically changed because they had to support their parents.
Grant A Smile is an intervention support service set up to offer a free cleaning service to families battling serious illness and at the same time, granting very special wishes to their children. We strongly believe to have a clean house is to have your life in order!
“Grant A Smile is absolutely doing important work with families at what can be a hugely distressing and traumatic time for them. Without the preventative intervention that Grant A Smile provides, I would imagine that the impact of these traumatic experiences (Adverse Child Experiences) would almost certainly have long-lasting and far-reaching impact on their mental health, and consequently their physical health, as they continue to grow and develop”
Senior Policy Health Officer for the Mayor of London
Free Home Cleaning
When a home is clean, stress levels are reduced and families are happier. Our wonderful team of volunteers are passionate about helping others and will do your household chores for free. We clean, iron, declutter, take the kids out, do your shopping and gardening so you can focus on recovery.
Help Grant a Smile Today!
You can help a child create lasting childhood memories by donating towards a child’s wish. Give them something positive to look forward to today! Click here to see all wishes.
How families qualify for support
Our compassionate volunteers meet with every family for an initial introduction, assessment and consent process. We agree on the services that would help you the most, as well as the days and times most convenient for you. To qualify for our support you must live with your children and show medical evidence of your chronic illness. Although we may sometimes accept an application from families whose children no longer live with them. Each case is different and assessed differently.
Contact us today to see if you qualify for free support
How our support changes lives
Promotes positive mental and emotional health. They are able to adapt when trying to cope with a parent who has a serious illness. They are less depressed, more thankful and optimistic about the future.
Hope and Happiness
Children experience instant energy boost, have something positive to look forward to, something to share with their parents, siblings and friends. Overall, it creates special childhood memories they will treasure for the rest of their lives.
Better Living Conditions
A healthy family means - a happy home, one free from germs and clutter free. When a home is clean and wishes granted, stress levels are reduced and families are happier.
Families have more time to do other things and be more productive. They are focused on creating happy memories and getting better because they have the support and love they deserve. Poor health can strike at anything and it's great to know that you are not alone.
Money can't buy happiness but it certainly buys time.
Help us continue to give strength and hope to families who deserves to smile in our community. Please see how you can get involved today!