Supporting families battling chronic illness and mental health conditions across the UK

Grant a Smile are featured on ITV News.

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.

View the services we can offer below...

Home cleaning for free

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.

Family Support

Dealing with a chronic illness can be difficult in so many ways and sometimes you may feel isolated. During our visits, we provide some much-needed conversation and emotional support. 

See how we have helped others

Grant a Wish

Granting Wishes for Children

It can be incredibly tough for children of parents/carers with chronic illness.  That is why we aim to grant them a special wish so we can create lasting childhood memories and put a  smile back on their faces.


Office Cleaning

Office Cleaning

Are you a local business in need of a clean office? Would you support a charity that helps local families in need? For a small monthly donation, our dedicated and reliable staff can regularly clean your offices.

Social support

Social Support Network

It often helps to speak to parents and families who are going through the same issues as you are. Our community forum connects you with others in a similar situation so you know you are not alone. 

Children Workshops

Workshops & Events

We run events and workshops geared towards teaching children important life skills, confidence building exercises and social skills. We also organise fun sports, arts, entertainment and independent skill sessions.

Help Grant a Smile Today!

You can make a difference by donating towards a child’s wish. Bring a smile back into their lives today! Click here to see all wishes.

child wanting a wish

Gabrielle & Ellie

"We would love a family holiday"

Meet Teddi

"I'd love to meet Olly Murs!"

brother and sister recieving our support

Meet Abi and Noah

"We would love to go on a family holiday"

How families qualify for support

We want to support as many families as we can, so if you suffer from a chronic medical condition then please get in touch. Our friendly 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 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

Health Benefits

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.

Family Benefits

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.

Support a family in need today

We would not be able to continue helping families without your kind support. See how you can get involved today.

Huge thanks to our partners...

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