The Creative Support Calendar of service users’ artworks is now available. All staff and service users will receive a copy soon. If you would like a copy please contact Harriet Knowles at the Creative Support Head Office. We would like to thank all our service users who have sent us photos of their beautiful artworks […]


We have had a great response to Creative Support’s ‘I Quit’ programme, with 23 service users and 50 members of staff giving up smoking so far and receiving a reward of £130 each, with many more on the way to being smoke free. A member of staff in Head Office recently quit smoking, ‘I was […]


The North East Service User Christmas Party was held on 9th December at the River Tees Watersport Centre. The party involved a tombola and lots of dancing. It was organised by the Training Team, who got into the Christmas spirit by dressing up, much to the amusement of the service users, some of whom quickly […]


Creative Support Maidenhead held a Christmas Party for all service users and tenants on 6th December 2009, at the Magnet Leisure Centre. The Party was a terrific success with more than 35 service users attending along with support workers and managers. It took a great team effort by the Maidenhead staff to organise the party, […]


The North Lincs Christmas Party took place on the 2nd December at the RAOB Club in Scunthorpe. 60 Service users attended and they all had a fantastic time. There was a lovely buffet, disco, Christmas Quiz and a raffle. The local newspaper attended and Mark Holmes won the signed Scunthorpe United Football whilst James Dawes […]


VOICES UK came to Creative Support’s Head Office in early December to give a couple of interactive workshops for vulnerable adults living in the community on ‘Keeping Yourself Safe’. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we all learnt about keeping safe out and about, at home, on public transport and getting help from the police. We would […]


Simonside Court raised £250 for Children in Need in November by participating in a 3 mile fancy dress walk. The weather stayed dry and despite the cold the team made it to the Crown Pub for a nice hot meal, reward for their hard work! They received a really positive reaction from passers by, including […]


We are pleased to welcome some new staff members to our Head Office team: Jenny Lovett has recently taken up the position of Quality and Complaints Manager and will be leading our internal quality audits in 2010. Our Development Team has grown with the arrival of Lucy Bell (PA to Anna Lunts), Alannah Gale (part-time […]

Dec

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CQC Success!


CQC (formerly CSCI) is the independent regulator of all heath and social care in England. Following recent CQC assessment visits to 32 Creative Support Projects, 15 projects were given a 3* excellent rating, with a further 15 projects reaching the 2* good rating. Not all Creative Support projects and services are assessed by CQC, only […]


In September, Beardall Court held an open day to mark the opening of their new landscaped garden, which was developed using the Elected Mayor’s Wellbeing Fund grant that they received from North Tyneside Council, and in consultation with their neighbours. The sun shone and a fun day was had by all. As can be seen in the pictures below, […]

Nov

15

Pink Day


Friday 30th October was national Wear It Pink day in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign. Staff and service users at Creative Support’s head office and some of our projects, joined in the activities, raising money for this important cause. At Cringle Road, everyone wore pink and some even had pink hair! All the tenants got […]

Nov

15

Art Calendar


Creative Support is putting together a 2010 calendar made beautiful with service users’ artworks. We would like projects and service users to send in photographs of artwork they have created, these could be paintings, drawings or any other craft work you have done. We will not be able to include every artwork in the calendar […]


In July Ronald Young Court held a barbeque for service users and their families and friends! More than 50 tenants and guests braved the British summer and got into the party spirit! Henry and Megan were the masterchefs of the bar-b-q, keeping everyone fully satisfied. The odd shower could not dampen the day, in fact […]


In August Salford Services held a summer garden party and bar-b-q, which focused on the health & Wellbeing. The objective of the event was to raise awareness of healthy eating and exercise and it was an amazing success as the day was most enjoyable and informative and the organisers received 110% positive feedback!! Well done […]


Creative Support hosted its first ever 5-a-side football fun day tournament in July at the Powerleague Soccerdome in Trafford Park. It was a fantastic event with 24 teams taking part; made up of service users and staff, they came from projects near and far: • Accrington North End from Accrington • AFC Masters from Bolton • The Battlers […]

Aug

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Race for Life


Alongside thousands of supporters across the country, some of Creative Support’s head office staff joined the Race for Life in June, at Heaton Park. Maria, our speed queen from Housing ran it in just under 24 minutes and came 4th in the overall race. The other runners came in at a respectable 35 minutes or […]


We were pleased to open the doors of our Warrington day centre and day services for people with mental health needs on June 23rd 2009 to show our stakeholders and the local community our newly modernised services. The open day consisted of a display of arts and crafts, information on volunteering opportunities for our service […]


Wearing Creative Support t-shirts, clients and staff from Creative Support’s Maidenhead services participated in the Maidenhead Carnival Charity Walk with hundreds of other members of the community on June 14th 2009. The walk took a winding route around the town centre. We were 9th in the procession with a band behind us, so we danced and […]


I have had a disability since being attacked in 1998. At first I said to my family that there was nothing wrong with me and I didn’t need any help or support. After a period of time things were getting worse for me, my health and for the family. I decided, after a meeting with […]


This was (still is!) my first job in the care industry. Why did I choose this career? A few years previously I met a team of people who worked in the care industry and showed me how much of a difference people can make to the lives of others, simply by being there and by […]