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 Training.. Behind The Scene 

Summer 2017 Trip To London..

Katharine & Lynn were invited to London's Alzheimer's Show to learn specialised information from professionals about all the different stages of Dementia.

After three days of intensive learning & meeting a wealth of interesting people we will now head home to Scotland to begin the journey of Smile..

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Souvenirs

To Do List

Dementia Ambassadors Training

Community Interest Company

Accountancy Training

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Being A Ambassador

Dementia Ambassadors aim to create a world where every person affected by dementia gets the support and care they deserve, where dementia research is well-funded, and where people living with dementia don’t face unnecessary barriers to living fulfilling lives.

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Becoming A Music, Art & Therapist

After studying for many months about Dementia to gain more knowledge and understanding about the disease, I stumbled across several other courses on how to enhance life for people living with dementia.
The first course I studied was Music and Dementia and then onto Dementia and Art both of these courses have been inspiring and changed the way I deliver activities.

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Future
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Creating a society that supports people living with a dementia is a major challenge - and opportunity. On this course I discovered how the arts can create a common ground between people.

I learn what we can all do to improve the quality of life and care for people living with different dementias, examining best practice and the limits of our current understanding.

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Becoming Official

Taking Smile to the next stage means deciding wither to become a Charity, OSCR or CIC.

This is a mind blowing amount of reading and understanding, as it is essential you choose the right registration to suit your needs.

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After weighing up all the options we have chosen to become a CIC.

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Planning Fundraising

After months of studying the benefits of art & music for elderly people,
Smile decided to launch its first fundraising project.

Lynn & Katharine planned out how best to incorporate both these activities into community projects.

Smile Tea Dances in Uphall & Fairy Trail in Millport.

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Fundraising Concert

Smile hosted its first community concert 
in Middleton Hall Bowling Club in June 2017
and has been hosting monthly concerts since.

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Annual Accounts.

Even although Smile is a non profit company, all annual accounts still have to be submitted to HMRC and Companies House.

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The cost of submitting the annual accounts for Smile started at £1000.00 which would be at the cost of the company. As after weeks of research Lynn could not find a grant to help with this and being very reluctant to use £1000.00 of the funds Lynn decided it was time to go back to college to learn accountancy.

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Book keeping for Personal and Business Accounting

Discover how money flows in personal and business environments and develop the skills to manage your finances with this online

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SMILE

Providing Activities For The Elderly CIC

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