“Smile & Experience Tender Loving Care”
A Community Interest Company supporting those affected by dementia
Our aim is to be ‘the leading provider of support in the North West for people affected by dementia, helping people to maintain happy and active lives by working with passionate, caring and valued staff’.
Smile TLC was founded in 2017 by Aimee Carson to provide social events in a great setting for people with dementia and their families and friends, this was in response to a real need in Liverpool for support and activities for people living with dementia and their families.
Aimee has a tremendous passion for supporting people living with dementia, the social events are in great demand and 1:1 support is being provided to a growing number of people.
“I cared for my uncle when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2005.
Over the years I’ve had ideas about giving 1-1 support to people with Alzheimer’s, their families/carers, as we didn’t have that for Bill.
Then about 2mths ago I heard about Aimee & SmileTLC. After exchanging a few emails & texts we met up for coffee & a chat. I found that Aimee was as passionate about 1-1 support as I was. The difference being Aimee has put her passion into place by starting up TLC.
After having volunteered for my 1st Smile TLC social event last month I met some lovely people who enjoyed the day chatting, singing & dancing. It was wonderful.
Thanks to my ex-colleague, I’ve met a fantastic lady who has given me the chance to fulfil my passion & use my personal experience to support others”
“ I love working for TLC providing one to one support, I had very little experience of working with people with Dementia and was provided with the necessary training and knowledge to do so by Smile TLC. I don’t even feel like I am going to work everyday, I am visiting friends.
I feel privileged to bring joy, happiness and build relationships with such special people. I leave my visits knowing I have made a positive difference and it’s so rewarding to get some smiles, laughs, dancing and lovely conversation from Our SmileTLC Dementia friends”