Just under a year ago, Janet moved out of her parents house into a self-contained, one bedroom flat in a new, purpose built apartment building supported by our Maidenhead services. Janet is very active and very creative. She enjoys many crafts, but particularly knitting and patchwork and she has been knitting since she was 10 […]


Service User Involvement: Give it a go, it can be great fun! I moved into a flat in the Accrington Project in May 2007. One of the things which most impressed me was the way that is was stressed that this was my home and that I had a lot of choice in how it […]


I started attending Breakthrough in 2000 when a support worker of mine suggested going to it. I went to it in Fallowfield for 3 years and had some very good friends there and loved going there a very lot. In June 2003 we came here to Manchester when the Cyber Café was built. I have […]


Paul and Denise have been together for 8 years. They met in a residential home and moved into one of the Buxton Road flats together about 4 years ago. In August, with the assistance of their support workers, they got married in the local Baptist church and had a reception at the Dawley Social Club. […]


Kirsten is a friendly, active young woman with a hearing impairment and learning disabilities. She does not wear a hearing aid, but can lip read and talk. She lives in a self-contained, one bedroom flat in a new apartment block supported by our Maidenhead services. Kirsten chose the decoration and furniture for her flat and […]


  Amita, Elaine, John and Tim all live in a shared house supported by our Camden services. They are all good friends and like spending time together, but also participating in different activities that they each personally enjoy. Amita attends a local day centre. On Mondays she does art, on Tuesdays she does dance, on […]


The Special Olympics National Summer Games in Leicester Need You! Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt! Oath of the Special Olympic Athletes From 25th -31st July 2009 Leicester will be the host City to athletes from all over England, Scotland and Wales. This competition will show […]


An Independent Living Exhibition with a Difference “Absolutely inspirational” that was the expression used by one visitor to last year’s Northwest Disability Awareness Day (DAD). Many of the record number of exhibitors and 22,000 visitors travelled from across the Northwest and UK. DAD 2009 will be supported by a week of complimentary events leading up […]

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Pirate Day


Pirates raise funds for WaterAid!


Live with a Healthy Heart! Coronary Heart Disease is the second biggest cause of premature death in people with learning disabilities. To reduce this, the British Heart Foundation has developed ‘Live with a healthy heart’, a DVD and booklet for people with learning disabilities. It can be used by service users themselves or by support […]


Creative Support has succeeded in maintaining our Investors in People accreditation, held since 1996! The assessors agreed that Creative Support’s strengths include commitment to people’s development, the training calendar, managers’ support of staff, support for people to combine personal responsibilities and work and organisational and staff commitment to our service users.

May

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Electric!


For the third year in succession, Trevor Stringer and Mike Latham, on our Maintenance Team, have taken the agency through the Part P Domestic Installer accreditation with flying colours. They are both recognised as Qualified Supervisors, this means our Maintenance Team’s electricians can continue working their magic throughout the projects for another year!


On Saturday 18th April the Accrington Service Users took on the Head Office staff in an exciting 5-a-side football match at the JJB Soccerdome in Blackburn. Accrington won the toss and kicked off the game. They used their squad rotation to good effect, but by the end of the first half Head Office had taken […]




Staff and service users at Beardall Court receive their grant to establish an attractive communal garden area to beautify their community


I joined Creative Support in July 2007 as a Service Manager. I  was then promoted to the role of Area manager for Bedford, London and the South East in January 2008.  I graduated from Coventry University with a BSC in Mental Health Studies. In addition to this I hold a Higher National Diploma in Education […]


Two of our services worked hard and had lots of fun putting together pantomimes for the enjoyment of service users, staff, family and friends. Leonora Street and the Breakthrough Project both put on versions of Cinderella, with Breakthrough enacting a modern version called ‘Kylierella’! The actors and audiences all had a fun time with lots […]


Click on each photo to see the full sized image. Welcomed by Support Workers Haroon and Mohammed What is Islam … Why Islam is sometimes misunderstood Asian stories and literature An informative day! Support Worker Rachel & Service User Eric Farhat, Haroon & Mohammed Ali & Jackie members of our Community Services team Saleha, Farhana […]


The happy couple