Aimee Carson – Founder
I was inspired by a family friend to create an organisation that provides a caring support network for people living with dementia including family, friends and carers. I believe that people living with dementia should be given the opportunity to carry on doing the things they enjoy. Family members and friends are also hugely affected sometimes emotionally and physically and it’s important we provide support to everybody involved.
Emotional wellbeing is a very important part of my role, ensuring that people living with dementia receive dignified and caring support, this is best achieved by ensuring that all Smile TLC members are respected, valued and listened to in a safe and caring environment. We have a team of Passionate & caring staff that want to make a positive difference to people’s lives.
I have 2 children, enjoy walks in the countryside, animals, reading and being with friends.
Alan Blower – Registered Manager
After spending 21 years working for an FTSE 100 company in various finance departments, I decided a change of direction was for me. I always believed that anything is possible and people could achieve anything, given the right opportunities and support and I have been an advocate of that throughout my life. I worked for a charity for 8 years, supporting people with learning disabilities and mental health concerns, a job that allowed me to meet some amazing people and to help them retain their independence, dignity and respect
Through personal family tragedy, I witnessed the effect dementia has, not only on the person diagnosed but also the wider effects on family and relationships. In 2018 I joined TLC and could not be happier. The difference Smile TLC makes to people’s lives matches my own beliefs, live the life you want, not what is assumed is good for you.
Dignity, respect, fun, happiness, smiles, laughter, and that’s just me in my role, but to me, this is not a job, it’s a vocation and I have found mine.
I was born in 1972, I am married to Caroline and have 2 children, Jacob & Nathaniel, I love nature, the history of the earth and astronomy.