Christmas Opening Hours

The team at Smirthwaite will be off on their Christmas break at 1400 on Monday 23 December.

We’ll be back fully rested and restored on Thursday 2 January.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a fantastic 2020.

International Purple Day

This year’s international Purple Day fell on 26 March and people from around the world came together to raise awareness and teach others about epilepsy.

In true Smirthwaite style, the team went to great efforts to raise money for the charity Epilepsy Action, including a homemade cake sale and raffle.   We’re delighted to say that we raised over £200 that will help children affected by the condition.

Proud to be working with Chieftain Fabrics

Working with suppliers who make a conscious effort to limit their environmental impact is something Smirthwaite continuously strives for.  That’s why we’re proud to be working with Chieftain Fabrics who supply us with the stunning material used on many of our products.

Their commitment to organically produced cotton and pigment not only helps with their efforts to protect the planet against harmful chemicals, but also helps us create more sustainable products.

You can read more about Chieftain Fabrics’ Sustainability Policy here.

Our 2019 Catalogue is Now Available

Our latest catalogue is now available on online.  It features all of our latest products and our exciting new colours ranges.  Click here to take a look.

New Fabric and Colours

We are excited to announce we now have a new range of brushed finish vinyls available which can be applied to most of our products, highly durable, water resistant, fire retardant (CRIB5), soft to the touch, easy to clean and colourful.

Products these fabrics can be used on are;

  • Brookfield
  • Changing benches
  • Corner chair
  • Hardrock
  • Heathfield
  • Hip Spica
  • IndiGo
  • Samba
  • Whirl
  • Zoomi

If you would like a sample of the new fabric and the colours please contact our friendly customer service team.



Kidz to Adultz North

This year we had a particularly positive day at Kidz North with our new stand layout and most importantly, new products and fabric finishes.

Showcased at the show this year were the new electric hi lo products in varying sizes;

Along with the new fresh white changing benches and Rib Caps ready for the winter.

We will be exhibiting again at the OT show on the 28th and 29th of this month so if you missed out on taking a look and trying our new products please come along. We will also have there the new Samba and the brand new, never seen before Asiento.

For those that entered the competition at Kidz North to win the Sunni chair, the results will be announced shortly so keep those fingers crossed!




Supporting Sense Aware

Smirthwaite are proud to be helping support a local charity dedicated to setting up a community sensory hub to support the mental health and well-being of people in Plymouth. A huge congratulations Jade and Rachel on your achievement.

“We are feeling so grateful today – a huge thank you to for the incredibly generous support for our project, through the donation of equipment for the hub. This will make such a huge difference to the lives of the children and young people in Plymouth. Thank you!”

Find more information at

Rehacare Expo 2018

Smirthwaite and the Prism team have been in Dusseldorf this week demonstrating our new and exciting products, great work team!


We are proud to introduce the new booster base and tray for the sunni chair.

Please ask our friendly customer service team or your local product advisor for more details.



All our Chailey toileting seats now come complete with a PU padded footrest for added comfort.


A helpful fitting guide has now been added to all our wooden products to help ensure the original positioning is maintained after side transfer, cleaning, servicing and adjustments.

These easy to use guides are available to retrofit to any of our wooden chairs or standers, just ask one of our friendly customer service team.

Thank you for the review

Thank you to the lovely family for taking the time to post this review of our Heathfield chair on social media yesterday.

Please see the review video on YouTube by clicking HERE.

You can also find more information about this lovely little chair by visiting the Heathfield page.

Check Out Our New Products

We are very happy to bring you Felix, Sunni and an electric hi-lo base for IndiGO, Strato and Brookfield.

So what are these new products?

Felix – a mild wooden school chair that is stackable, covers can be removed easily and wiped clean, plus it has an anti-tilt design.

Sunni – a school canteen chair that offers support whilst the child eats, allowing them to join their friends and socialise during school break times.

Electric hi-lo base – allows for tool and stress free height adjustments, increased user weights and is available on three of our most popular chairs; Brookfield, IndiGO and Strato. 

Please contact us for a free assessment or for more information on any of these products.

Happy Sensory O Frame Customer

Another successful O Frame install into a customer’s home, this O frame was sold with one of our Hug ‘n’ Hold bolster swings.

All products are obviously tested after install, this one gets the Thumbs up from our Smirthwaite Quality Engineer, Laurence Adams.

Loving his Strato on the new Hi-Lo Electric Base

“We would say the chair has been successful in supporting our pupils participation and posture during class activities. The wheels make the chair very mobile. We would also say the pupil really enjoys using the seat and he is happy to use it in a variety of environments.” 

Lorraine @ Aberdeen City Council 


We were pleased to help Gympanzees with a donation of hoists and a changing bench over the summer. To provide vital support to children accessing equipment and other accessible requirements.

Thank you to Gympanzees social media post, we are pleased to help and we hope that the children thoroughly enjoy using all your sensory equipment.

See their Facebook page for more information about what they do.

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Thanks Archie for the Twitter post.

We love to receive stories from you on how our products and representatives have helped you and your family.

Please share to our Twitter and Facebook pages just like Archie did!


Juni chair available in a great new colour!

Our first cobalt Juni chair is ready to go out to it’s new home.

This colour is perfect for school environments and multi users. Fits in well against other school chairs for inclusion. You can order all Juni chairs with free delivery and free returns online.