Switch On and Smile!

The Usual Place is on a mission to save Christmas Spirit with our Switch On and Smile campaign!

Our young people are showing the way with a Switch On and Smile Rap.

One of the mentors, Gail, who supports our trainees on a daily basis came up with the idea for the campaign with the aim to bring families, and the community as a whole, together during the festive season, despite these difficult times that we find ourselves in.

As the Dumfries switch on will not be carried out this year, we are encouraging all of the local houses to create their own.


All we are asking is for people to create a small display in their windows using fairy lights.  On 6th December at 6 PM, Dumfries will light up when we all switch our lights on!

If you join in, remember to tag us in your pictures and videos across social media, and use the hashtag #switchonandsmile.

Let us know if you’re going to join in like our young people have in the video below: