The festive season is in full swing, New Year is just around the corner, and Creative Support would like to wish all service users, staff, partners and stakeholders a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2012. Throughout December we have held regional parties for service users nationwide. See below for a selection of […]

On Tuesday 6th December Creative Support  took part in the ‘16 Days of Action’ campaign against domestic abuse by holding an awareness raising conference for our women’s projects at the GMCVO in South Manchester. There were a number of presentations and and workshops on different themes and participants were able to share their personal experiences […]

People across the globe are set to celebrate Human Rights Day on Saturday 10th December. The event is held annually on the same date that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted in 1948. The UDHR outlines the broad range of fundamental human rights and freedoms to which all men and women are […]

Creative Support service users from projects in Greater Manchester got together on Wednesday 7th December to celebrate the festive season with a fantastic party at the Frog and Bucket comedy club. Everyone tucked into a delicious feast of stew, Christmas pudding and mince pies, and the entertainment included a quiz, raffle giveaways and a disco. […]

The festive season has arrived and staff and service users across the country are looking forward to coming together to celebrate! Creative Support is holding regional parties for our service users throughout December. If you have not had details of the party for your area, ask your support staff for more information. As well as […]

December 1st is World Aids Day and we are wearing our red ribbons to show our support and to make a contribution to the fight to find a cure. This is important for us all as more than 90,000 people in the UK are living with HIV and globally the number of peope is estimated […]

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign which takes place annually in November and December, with the aim of raising awareness about gender based violence as a human rights issue and calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. This year, Creative Support is backing the campaign […]

Back in October, as part of their celebrations for World Mental Health Day, Creative Support’s North Lincs projects released helium balloons into the skies above Scunthorpe. Each one carried a message from a service user and contact details for the finder of the balloon to get in touch and tell us how far it had […]

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a successful career in the music business then we have some exciting news for you! Music Industry Learning is hosting a series of free three day masterclasses for residents of Salford. This is your opportunity to learn from the experts about topics including songwriting, performing, starting a band, and putting […]

Creative Support projects took part in fundraising activities as part of this year’s BBC Children In Need campaign. Residents at Belle Vue Grove in Middlesbrough invited staff and friends from nearby projects to join in the fun at their pyjama party (pictured left). Everybody wore their comfiest nightclothes, baked cakes, and sold raffle tickets. The […]

Do you want to improve your fitness, raise funds for charity, and have some festive fun? Then why not take part in one of the many Santa Dash events taking place across the UK in the run up to Christmas? The aim is to run, jog or walk a short course dressed in Santa’s traditional […]

On Saturday 26th November, FareShare’s ‘1 Million Meal Appeal’ will take place in 604 of Sainsburys’ stores and opportunities are available across the country for volunteers to support the campaign. Participants will greet customers, give them the ‘FareShare shopping list’ of food items, and encourage them to get involved by buying an item of food […]

PRESS RELEASE from Blackburn Rovers Community Trust: Mental Health Football League Blackburn Rovers Community Trust is delighted to announce that Creative Support have agreed to fund the current My Life Mental Health Football League. The funding enables the continuation of the league for a further three years. It also allows opportunities for participants and volunteers […]

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we held a fundraising day at Creative Support’s Head Office in Manchester. On Friday October 28th, staff wore pink outfits, baked and bought pink cakes, and decorated the offices with pink balloons and garlands. A total of £273.65 was raised for Against Breast Cancer.

Breakthrough got into the Halloween spirit a few days early at their spooky party on Friday night. Take a look at the ghoulish fancy dress photo gallery below.

Creative Support is launching a new film making ‘how to’ group for service users. The first meeting will take place at Head Office on 1st December 2011. For details of how to get involved see the film making group poster.

The National Skills Academy for Social Care is the national employer-led organisation shaping leadership development in the adult care sector. They currently have a new programme to develop Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) leaders in adult social care. This offers an innovative new approach in supporting participants to develop their careers. There are 30 […]



Happy Diwali!

Today is the Hindu festival of Diwali, which literally translates as ‘rows of lighted lamps’ and is popularly known as the Festival of Lights as houses, shops and public places are traditionally decorated with small earthenware oil lamps called diyas. Diwali is one of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar. People start the […]

We are holding a Housing Open Day for all tenants of Creative Support properties. This offers the chance for our tenants to have their say on our tenancy services and shape how we consult them in the future. The Open Day is in Manchester on the 29th November 2011. Refreshments, lunch & afternoon tea/coffee provided. […]

The Creative Support’s Got Talent finals at Band on the Wall in Manchester proved to be a night of fantastic entertainment! The audience of more than 250 service users and staff watched star turns from a variety of musicians, singers, dancers and a comedian. A panel of four judges was on hand to give feedback […]