The South Manchester Inclusive Learning Enterprise (SMILE) Trust uses residentials to work alongside their support for families in the greatest need. Residentials are provided for one participating family at a time with children in both the high school and one of the associated primaries in the Trust, where at least one student is also struggling with learning.
The aim is to encourage high quality family life through domestic activities such as cooking and shopping, playing together and going out on trips. Three residentials in a row based at a holiday cottage in the Peak District, the home from home, help to develop a new approach for each family that is then supported back in the community and school. Their impact can be dramatic.
Watch the film to find out more about the approach.