2012 has been an exciting year in the world of disability sports, and the stars of this summer’s Paralympics shone brightly at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards, held at the Excel Centre in London on Sunday 16th December. Three Paralympic athletes were nominated for the overall Sports Personality of the Year prize: […]

Check out the flashmob which some of our staff and service users in Birmingham took part in on the 10th December! A flashmob is a group of people who appear out of nowhere to perform an action in sync. Service users, family and friends, volunteers and professionals got together to publicly dance to ‘Cha Cha […]

Congratulation’s to Sarah from North Tyneside, the winner of this month’s Service User Achievement Award. She was nominated by Anna, who said: “In the past year, Sarah has achieved a huge amount. Twelve months ago she only travelled with others. Now she is now travelling completely independently by bus and tram. Sarah has also got […]

As Christmas is now officially on it’s way, why not get in the Christmas spirit by taking part in this Christmas quiz, written by Brian from the North East! If you have any ideas for quizzes, please send them to suzy.kennedy@creativesupport.co.uk and they will be passed onto Brian!   1. What promise did Perry Como […]

World AIDS Day is held on 1st December every year. The occasion gives people the opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. On this day people show their support for people living with HIV and AIDS and also remember those who have sadly passed away. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the immune […]

The Creative Support’s Christmas party in Manchester will take place at Wednesday 12th December from 12 noon – 5pm. Tickets are on sale for just £2. Be sure to book yours before they sell out before we sell out! Entertainment will include a free raffle, a quiz and a DJ. A buffet lunch will also […]

My name is Hannah McCann and I have worked with Creative Support since June 2012. I am the Development Officer for Cumbria and I can happily say that I absolutely love my job. This blog will tell you a little bit about the circumstances that led me to this job, and why I enjoy it […]

This week saw the winners of the Mind Media Awards announced by Stephen Fry at a ceremony in London. The annual event aims to celebrate open, honest and fair portrayal of mental health in newspapers, online, and on television and radio. The full list of prize categories and winners was as follows: Factual Entertainment – Piers […]

Members of Creative Support’s Trafford Compass service in Manchester recently visited Trafford Town Hall as part of the Construction Youth Trust’s Mobile Classroom initiative. On their visit to the site, where massive regeneration work is currently underway, participants learnt about the many different career opportunities within the construction industry and received mentoring from workers and […]

With the nights getting longer and the weather becoming colder we are all at risk of developing dreaded cold and flu like symptoms. In order to keep these bugs at bay there are a number of things we can do to maintain our health this winter season – read on to discover our top tips! […]

Members of Creative Support’s Breakthrough music group performed at the Night & Day Café in Manchester on Tuesday 20th November. An audience of friends, relatives and Creative Support staff enjoyed an evening of amazing performances. The show, entitled Breakthrough Rocks, was the pinnacle of two years of rehearsals by the group. Breakthrough’s music sessions, led […]

On Monday 19th November we celebrated International Men’s Day with an afternoon of discussion, entertainment and information for our male service users and staff at Manchester Digital Laboratory. The event aimed to encourage men to take care of their physical and mental health and promote positive male role models. Guests enjoyed a variety of music and […]

Our Marketing Assistant, Natasha Kirby, has been completing a Level 3 Diploma in Marketing. For this course she was asked to present for 10 minutes on her organisation and role – take a look at the great presentation she gave here!

Congratulation’s to Zoe from Bury, the winner of this month’s Service User Achievement Award. She was nominated by Gill, who said: “I have supported Zoe for over 12 months now. She is unaware of what a talented, caring and giving person she is. She is a talented poet and I have recently encouraged her to […]

Our Breakthrough service in Manchester celebrated Halloween with a spooky party. Take a look at a gallery of photos from the event below!

It might seem early, but our Christmas plans are already well underway, and they have been for weeks! One of our main projects for the Yuletide season is the annual Creative Support calendar, and we aim to get it just right. For many years now the Creative Support calendar has been our most popular publication. […]

The English Federation for Disability Sport are carrying out a survey to find out about the hobbies and interests of people with disabilities. Follow this link if you’d like to take part. To request more information, call Emma Spring on 0161 200 5442 or email espring@efds.co.uk.

12th – 16th November is World Kindness Week, which is celebrated all over the world. What is kindness? An act of kindness is a spontaneous gesture of good will towards someone. What do you think about when you hear the word kindness? Being caring, thoughtful, considerate, understanding. What will you do to show someone kindness? […]

Our services in the Halifax area got together for a Bollywood themed party to celebrate the festival of Eid Al-Adah. Many of the guests arrived in traditional Asian dress, and as the party took place on 31st October, some also wore spooky Halloween costumes. Activites included henna painting and a live music performance. Spicy food […]