The Macclesfield Canal opened in 1831 and was one of the last canals to be built in Britain. The Macclesfield Canal is 26 miles long and has 13 locks, the canal runs between Marple and Hall Green near Kidsgrove and passes through Bollington, Macclesfield and Congleton. On the 22nd September, service users and staff from […]

Creative Support’s Manchester Referral Service held an Open Day for service users, support staff and social care professionals. We were pleased to welcome the following partnership agencies: GIFT GIFT work with young people who are in danger of homelessness, or have experienced trouble at school, with police or have had contact with Social Services for […]

Community Services are holding an Irish cultural Day: Friday 15th October, 10am to 4pm, at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Service users and staff are invited to come along and enjoy traditional Irish food, dancing and talks on Irish music and culture. Event Location Map View Larger Map

Following on from service users in London and Droitwich, our service users in Bedford had their own Creative Photography for Beginners workshop. A great time was had by all and not even nature’s efforts in the form of incessant rainfall could dampen everyone’s spirits!

Recruitment Open Day: Wigan Older Persons Service We are holding an Open Day event on Wednesday 15th September 2010 from 12.30pm till 5pm. Visit us at Wigan Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan WN1 1YN. For any enquiries please contact Sarah Malkin on 0161 236 0829. Vacancies for this service are: Team Leader – Ref: 2677 […]

Recruitment Open Days: County Durham Learning Disability Services Come along to one of our Open Days to find out more about working for Creative Support and meet our friendly team: Thursday 9th September from 1.00pm – 5.30pm at Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP Friday 10th September from 10.30am – 3pm […]

Recruitment Open Day: West Berkshire Learning Disability and Mental Health Services We are holding an Open Day event on Wednesday 8 September 2010 from 12.00pm til 4pm. Visit us at The Corn Exchange, Bar 1861, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD. For any enquiries please contact Sarah Malkin on 0161 236 0829. Vacancies for this service […]

On Friday 20th August, nearly 200 staff members, service users and their families and friends arrived in their splendour at the Wallsend Memorial Hall for the North East services’ Summer Ball! Thanks to the great efforts of the team of staff and service users from Beardall Court who made the table decorations, put together the […]

As part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations, some projects are putting together art and photography exhibitions and encouraging service users to participate in the creativity competitions. To support and promote this, Alison White, our Marketing and Communications Coordinator, has run Creative Photography for Beginners workshops for service users in London and Droitwich. The workshops were […]

Our staff work hard to support students on placements in their projects.  Helping a newcomer to understand the social care environment can be demanding and at times difficult although usually very rewarding.  This year we provided 75 social work placements through 23 Universities and we now have 63 qualified practice educators at Creative Support. The […]

The deadline for the 20th Celebrations creativity competitions has been extended to Monday September 20th, so that projects can enter some of the creations made as part of Service User Involvement Month. You don’t have to be artistic, there are 5 different competitions so that everyone can participate; these are: Arts and crafts – from […]

Creative Support, Harrow Churches Housing Association and Harrow Council have developed an innovative extra care housing scheme for older people. We are seeking a dynamic senior team who will share our vision of a progressive and empowering service. We are holding an Open Day event on Thursday 19th August 2010, from 12.30pm till 6pm at […]

We are holding an Open Day from 11am – 3pm on Tuesday 17th August at our Leicester Office (Unit 14 Barshaw Park, Leycroft Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester LE4 1ET). Come along and find out more about working for Creative Support and meet our friendly team. Vacancies for this event are: Support Workers – Quorn & […]

Creative Support is holding an open day event on Thursday 5 August 2010,from 11am til 3pm. You will have an opportunity to meet the staff team andlearn more about Creative Support and the opportunities available at our services in the Blackburn, Accrington & Burnley areas. Visit us at Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street, Blackburn […]

At Oldham Road we have decided to try and become more self sufficient as a house, so we looked at what we could do to cut down our food bill. Support Worker Neil got in contact with a gentleman he knows who rescues battery hens to raise them free range, and arranged to buy some […]

Mark, Support Coordinator, is really proud of the team at Lunedale Road, Billingham for working so hard on completing their Learning Disability Qualifications (LDQ): This is a tribute to their hard work as the team works with some complex service users so finding time in order to complete the workbooks can be hard. In order […]

Members of the Warrington Day Centre Drama Group took to the stage as part of the week of events leading up to Disability Awareness Day. They performed a spoken word piece to music from the last 80 years. Some of the group had never performed to an audience before so this was a fantastic way […]

Congratulations to the team at Birch Lane, who have received a letter of commendation from a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary for the excellent service they provide: ‘Over the last three years I have been consistently impressed by the professionalism and care provided by the staff at Birch Lane. A number of patients […]

On Friday 2nd July, tenants at Pelham House in Newbury, Berkshire held a joint launch party for families, friends, staff and neighbours. It was a great opportunity for everyone to get to know each other and to meet and celebrate with the tenants of neighbouring Bramlings House, which is run by Nacro. Pelham House is […]

On Saturday 5th June this year, twenty eight teams from Creative Support projects around the country travelled to the Powerleague Soccerdome in Trafford to battle it out on the pitches. It was the hottest day of the year so far and all those who went will confirm that it was like a sauna inside the […]