0208 690 2406

Offering a wide range of activities and support, Smerdon is a large day centre primarily for adults with learning disabilities.

The specially trained team are dedicated and passionate about the day centre. Many of the them have worked at Smerdon for some years, with the current manager working there for over 30 years. This continuity of staff is what helps make Smerdon such a well-loved day centre.

We currently support 120 people with varying needs. Each person is assigned a key worker who works with them to develop a tailored support plan to reach their personal goals and develop their skills based on their wants and needs. We want every person to achieve their potential.

So many activities, events and therapies to choose from

Every day there is range of activities to choose from, this includes cooking and baking, arts and crafts, writing and numbers, computer skills, dancing and exercise to name just a few. We also host lots of group events including Friends Social Club, Cinema Club, Dinner and Dance evenings and trips to the theatre.

For people with complex needs, including sensory impairment, we offer specialist activities including aromatherapy, vibro gym, music therapy, pet therapy, hydrotherapy and art therapy. We have a sensory room too.

We have three accessible minibuses at Smerdon, which enable us to participate in the local community. We encourage and support people to get involved in off-site activities such as bowling, swimming, ice skating, dance sessions, golf, football and boxercise, as well organising regular day trips.

Our social enterprises

We are very proud of the four successful social enterprises that we operate at Smerdon; Dream Cards, Dream Gardening Services, Dream Media and Photo Booth. We provide paid employment for adults with a learning disability and raise positive awareness within the local community.

Dream Cards
Dream Cards offer a creative card making session that sells greeting cards to local businesses. Contact Smerdon directly to find out more.

Dream Gardening
Dream Gardening Services offers a gardening maintenance service all year round. Click here to find out more.

Dream Media
Media services using innovative technology in a fun way. This includes film work, VHS to DVD transfer, photo work and the production of marketing materials. Click here to find out more.

Photo Booth
The photo booth is available to hire for weddings, events and parties and managed by the Dream Media team. Click here to find out more.

To find out about current availability, contact Smerdon directly using the details below


19 Lumley Close
DA17 6NR

01322 432212