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 […]

Congratulations to everyone at The Drive in Stockport who recently had a Validation Visit from Supporting People and passed with flying colours. They received a validated level B grade in Assessment and Support Planning; Security, Health and Safety; and Client Involvement and Empowerment and were self assessed at level B in Safeguarding and Protection from […]

The fixtures draw for Creative Support’s 5-a-side football tournament took place at 2pm on the 8th June 2011 and was broadcast live over the internet. The excitement is already building and those who saw the draw are definitely feeling that competitive spirit. The results are as follows:

Warrington Day Centre is having an Open Day on Friday 24th June from 11am until 4pm. Visitors can learn about the service the Centre has provided to members of the local community over the past 20 years, as well as taking part in a range of workshops, a raffle, tombola and enjoying some of the […]

Every year on June 5th people all over the world come together to take action and celebrate World Environment Day (WED). WED started in 1972 and has grown each year to become one of the main ways by which the United Nations (UN) encourages environmental awareness and positive action. For more information and to see […]

James Pickup, a service user of our Blackburn Young Person’s Scheme and the Social Inclusion Service sadly passed away on Friday 20th May. James was very popular with other service users and staff and represented the Social Inclusion Service at last year’s 20th Anniversary Awards Gala in Manchester. We would all like to extend our […]

This week is Volunteers’ Week from the 1st to the 7th June. It is celebrated annually to raise awareness of the excellent work that volunteers do all over the world and to encourage people to become volunteers themselves. Volunteers’ Week began in 1984 and has grown in size so that this year more people are […]

As promised in our first story about Creative Support’s Royal Wedding celebrations, here are a selection of images from the parties, barbeques, high teas and general revelry that our projects put on to celebrate this happy event!

To make the most of the better weather, The Ramblers celebrate Get Walking Day in May by organising hundreds of short guided walks to encourage everyone to Get Walking … Why walk? So many good reasons: Walking is free and you can do it anywhere! You can do it with friends and family. It can […]

Silver Surfers Day is on Friday May 20th and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this national campaign it has been turned into a week-long event, Spring Online. There will be activities and events throughout the country, all aiming to encourage as many older people as possible to develop skills and embrace the digital age. […]

Disability Awareness Day (DAD), Europe’s largest ‘not for profit’ voluntary-led disability exhibition, is on Sunday 10th July. To mark this, their 20th anniversary, there will be events and activities in the week leading up to the actual day, which will be celebrated with a magnificent exhibition in Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington. The DAD exhibition will include over […]

A day to remember! On Friday, 29th April Creative Support projects across the UK joined in the celebrations to mark the long-awaited royal wedding of William and Kate. Even the great British weather cooperated, with sunny skies brightening the day! This historical event brought people together in celebration and community and a great day was […]

Creative Support’s cultural charity auction to raise funds for the Samochima Pre-school in Botswana raised £193 towards our goal! Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to: Jonathan Brownsell who had the winning bid for the West African tie-dye fabric Ashley Smith who had the winning bid for Voices of the San And Creative […]

We are holding a Recruitment Open Evening on Tuesday 3rd May 2011 between 5pm and 8pm for our current senior vacancies in the Leicester area. Visit us at Creative Support Leicester Office, Unit 14 Barshaw Park, Leycroft Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester LE4 1ET to find out more and meet the staff team. Related Job Vacancies […]

What a turnout! More than 30 members of staff from head office, plus a few friends and family, attended our Toilet Quiz Night at the English Lounge on April 1st. Everyone enjoyed an evening of mental agility, creativity, competition, food, drink and laughter to raise money towards the Samochima Pre-school toilets in Botswana. Five teams […]

That’s right, the Creative Support 5-a-side Football Tournament is back for the third year running! This year it’s bigger than ever, with 32 teams competing to win the cup or the plate so there’ll be games for everyone all day from 12-5pm.  There’s a change of location too – The Soccer Village in Milnrow, Rochdale, […]

To celebrate the Royal Wedding on Friday 29th April 2011, why not hold a proper English street party and invite all your friends and neighbours to join you for cucumber sandwiches, tea and scones and a right royal knees up? You can apply for a Service User Involvement Grant of up to £150, or up […]

So… what’s this NMDS? The National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) is a collection of information about social care employees in the UK. The information is used by the government, commissioners and funding agencies in social care planning and resource allocation and helps us to plan for the future. Check out the FAQ for more information. […]

We are holding a very cultural charity auction to raise money for Samochima Pre-school in Botswana, Africa, all for want of a loo or 2! You have the opportunity to contribute to a very worthy cause – for more information on this, see our previous news story on the plight of the pre-school – whilst […]

For all those who remember it, 10 years have already passed since the 2001 National Census and here we are again! Everyone living in the UK must either complete a 2011 Census questionnaire or be included on the questionnaire completed for the household they live in. By law, everyone has to complete the questionnaire, even […]