The ODEON cinemas are putting on special screenings of Mr Popper’s Penguins (PG) at 37 of their cinemas on Thursday 11th August. This is the UK’s first nationwide ‘Autism Friendly Films’ initiative. Jim Carrey plays Mr Popper in this family comedy about a businessman who doesn’t know anything about the important things in life! This […]

This year Creative Support was once again represented at “Europe’s largest voluntary led pan disability event” which is now in its 20th year and was held on July 10th at Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington. There were a number of events in the days leading up to Disability Awareness Day (DAD) and Dave and Mandy, from […]

This year’s football tournament took place on Saturday 2nd July at The Soccer Village in Milnrow and was even more popular than last year, with more than 30 teams signed up to take part! It was a hot and heady affair, with beautiful sunshine throughout and plenty of competitive spirit! Congratulations go to the Cup […]

My team, the Tyneside Rovers, applied for a Creative Support Service User Involvement Grant to buy football strips to make us feel more like a proper team and to give us more confidence working together. We went to the annual 5-a-Side Football Tournament in Manchester and we all enjoyed ourselves and worked hard as a […]

Every summer, thousands of intrepid adventurers, although some might describe them in other ways, take part in one of the Great Swims! These are open water swims ranging from 1/2 to 2 miles in quays, lakes and lochs across the land! This year, seven of our staff took the plunge, literally and did their bit […]

I joined Creative Support in December 2009 having previously been working as a Manager for Walsingham Social Care and Notting Hill Housing Trust. I am currently the Project Manager for two of our projects for people with a learning disability in Camden. I graduated from University of East London with an LLB Law degree and […]

Warrington Day Centre’s Open Day on June 24th promoted the work we do at the centre and thanks to the hard work of the staff team, volunteers and members, the event was a great success. Volunteer support for the event was very strong, including a first outing for the products of the Gardening and Craft […]

Creative Support is committed to ensuring that the people we support live their lives free from harm and abuse. As part of that commitment, we have made July a special Safeguarding Month to raise everyone’s awareness and understanding of the issues around Safeguarding, to promote best practice and to strengthen everyone’s conviction to take action […]

As you may have seen in previous news stories, Creative Support staff have been raising funds for the Samochima Pre-school in Botswana. Initially our aim was to raise £500 to pay for the construction of toilets for the boys and girls. These were not only needed for sanitation purposes, but also to help the school […]