Some of our service users in Cumbria have been enjoying the seasonal weather and making the most of the significant snow fall, as you can see in the pictures below. The star of these photos is Stephen. Stephen has a diagnosis of a severe learning disability and autism and due to the risks that Stephen […]

The Creative Support jute bag has been on its travels again and has just returned from a mini European tour with Gavin Worrall, from Finance, and his trusty associates. It spent 10 days traveling through Berlin, Prague, Munich & 45 minutes at Nuremberg train station. It soaked up the history and culture, sampled copious amounts […]

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After the success of last year’s service user Christmas parties, we returned to the Britannia Hotel on Portland Street, Manchester for two more days of festive cheer. Guests dressed for the occasion and came from as far away as London and Leicester! The room was decorated beautifully, complete with an enormous Christmas tree adorned with […]

With just a few days of fundraising around World AIDS day on December 1st, Creative Support raised £300 in donations for the George House Trust. This money will go directly towards supporting people in Manchester and the North West of England who have HIV and are experiencing financial hardship. A large chunk of the money […]

Creative Support’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Alison White, has just returned from Botswana where she was volunteering with a community and environmental development organisation and catching up with friends and former colleagues. Alison’s Creative Support jute bag was fortunate enough to accompany her on her travels and we have the photos to prove it. And […]

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, Creative Support projects in Wolverhampton held a week long exhibition of service users’ artworks in November. The pop up gallery was set up in an empty unit in the Mander shopping precinct in Wolverhampton city centre to make it accessible to all. A shop that had last been filled with […]

On November 18th, staff and service users from Tameside raised £280 for WaterAid and Creative Support in a sponsored 70s fancy dress dance-a-thon. Projects also prepared a ‘bring and share’ buffet to keep the dancers going and there was also a raffle with lots of fabulous gifts to be won. Service users were recognized for […]

When Warrington Mental Health forum was asked to take part in a radio interview with Warrington Community radio as part of world Mental Health Day it seemed the ideal opportunity to invite the presenter to come and meet some of the people who use mental health services at Warrington Day Centre. Warrington Day Centre had […]

Healthy and Hearty Winner 2010: Andrew Porter Andrew was severely overweight, which was putting extra strain on all areas of his life. He joined Weight Watchers in 2009 and has gone from almost 14 stone to 10 stone 6lbs and has maintained this weight for 6 months. It is great to see a healthier and […]

Money Matters Award Winner 2010: Michael Taylor When we started supporting Michael 7 months ago he had lots of debts and was not paying any of his bills. He has worked with staff to build a relationship of trust and confidence so that he can receive the support he needs and wants. Recently, when Michael […]

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we asked service users and staff to nominate service users who they thought deserved special recognition for their achievements. The winners, chosen by a panel of service users and staff are: Community Champion Winner: Gerry Burke Gerry is amazing! He organises service user meetings and activities; produces a regular newsletter […]

On Wednesday 27th October, 450 service users, staff and stakeholders celebrated Creative Support’s 20th Anniversary at a gala Awards Ceremony at the Palace Hotel in Manchester. We were pleased to welcome the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Mark Hackett, who presented trophies to the winners of the Creativity Competitions. Guests were treated to musical entertainment […]

Members of the Art Group at Blackburn’s Social Inclusion Service displayed their work at an art exhibition in Preston. The exhibition brought together mental health support groups from all over the North West in a celebration of creativity ranging from pottery to paintings. The weekend featured painting and drawing workshops, public speakers and art for […]

Creative Support is an innovative organisation with charitable status providing supported housing and a range of personalised support services for older people and people with mental health needs or learning disabilities. We currently support over 3,500 service users in over 50 local authorities in England, with our Head Office based in Manchester. We have an […]

The Sandy Lane project in Accrington held an open day in September to jointly celebrate Creative Support’s 20th Anniversary and the successful transformation of the their garden from a blank lawned space to a wonderful and productive retreat with raised vegetable beds and a beautiful summer house! All this was accomplished through the hard work […]

Service users and staff in our Stoke services polished up their spurrs, dusted off their cowboy hats and put feathers in their hair to celebrate Creative Support’s 20th Anniversary Western style!

We are holding a Recruitment Open Evening on Wednesday 13th October at Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place LE11 3EB from 5pm till 8pm, so why not call in to meet the staff team and find out more about the vacancies: Waking Night Care Workers – Ref: 2736 Relief Night Care Workers – Ref: 2743 Relief […]

As part of Creative Support’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, September was designated a special Service User Involvement Month with projects and services encouraged to put on special events and activities for all! Photos and reports are still coming in and these will be put on the website seperately, but in the meantime, below are a selection […]

We require experienced, warm and person centred individuals for our service in Billingham, Durham, who can cope confidently with day to day challenges in a 24 hour supported living service for people with complex and challenging behaviour. Come along to our Recruitment Open Day on Tuesday 28th September. Visit us between 12pm and 4pm at […]