On Thursday 1st March 2018, the KIDS Smile centre in Waterlooville officially opened its doors.

The £4m centre comprises purpose built accommodation provides overnight respite and day short breaks for children and young people with complex needs in Waterlooville, Hampshire. It enables KIDS to expand and broaden the services we offer, providing more support and care for disabled children and their families.

The centre has state of the art equipment and facilities including five en-suite bedrooms, a physiotherapy and treatment room and specially planted gardens to encourage sensory stimulation.

Smile became a wholly subsidiary of KIDS in September 2017 and their coming together will continue to champion the lives of disabled children, young people and their families as well as provide an alternative option for families in the local area.

Caroline Stevens, KIDS CEO said: “This is such a great day for KIDS as we officially open the KIDS Smile Centre to the public. This centre will provide vital services for disabled children and their families and we are thankful to Smile for giving us the opportunity to secure a sustainable future for the centre.”