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Happy Smiles

Our Story

Our journey started as a blog in 2018, set up to change people’s perception of disabilities. This was inspired by Haydn, a young man with Cerebral Palsy who always has a smile on his face! After reaching thousands of people online, we decided to take our message further and we now function as a CIC. Through our positive message of promoting abilities rather than disabilities, we hope to improve social inclusion for all. We are all about promoting community through a person-centered and person-first approach.   

Our Offer (to people with disabilities)

We will give you the opportunity to show the world what you CAN do. You will receive training delivered by an experienced Teacher, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Personal Carer. All of our training is therefore centered around you, your abilities and your interests. Following your completion of the initial Inclusion Champion training, you will have the opportunity to deliver training across your community on all aspects of disability awareness and social inclusion. You will receive personalised support to suit your needs and will be able to shape the training sessions that you complete, whilst spending time with like-minded young adults.

Our Offer (to services who would like to receive our training)

We believe the best people to deliver training on disability are people with a disability. That is why we make a commitment to ensuring that all of our training is planned and delivered by people with disabilities, who are trained Inclusion Champions. This means that they are not only experts on disability-related topics and issues, but have also built the skills and experience to allow them to professionally deliver bespoke training. We will work with you to ensure that you receive high-quality, meaningful training and experiences that will positively impact your knowledge around effective social inclusion.  

Our Feedback: 

"I loved every minute of my Inclusion Champion Training" - Ellie, Happy Smiles Inclusion Champion "It is a new way to see disability" - Secondary School Student  "If there were more people like you, the world would be a happier place" - Parent  "The most engaging and inspiring workshop I've seen in a long time" - Teacher    Please get in touch for more information.  Keep Smiling! :D    

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alex Winstanley
Contact Position

Where to go

Made in Wigan Shop (opposite Card Factory)
Mesnes Street

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9.30am - 3pm.
Time of day
Session Information
We want to help so please let us know if you would require other days or times and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£75 Per Day
£40 Per Half Day

FREE day or half-day for anyone wanting to try out our service for the first time! We will work around your wishes and needs so please let us know how we can best support you.


Referral required
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