On Saturday 25th August, Creative Support took part in the Manchester Pride parade for the third time, and this year our float was bigger and better than ever! Our theme was ‘Creative Support Garden Party‘ and everyone who attended wore fabulous costumes. Tinker Bell, a cat and mouse, Care Bears, a tiger, butterflies, a panda and […]

Creative Support’s second annual Quality Forum will be held in Stockton-on-Tees on Tuesday 11th September 2012. The aims of the forum are: To provide an open forum for staff, service users and members of our Board of Trustees to discuss and plan for excellent quality services and approaches To find out how quality is important to you […]

The Paralympics are now underway and Creative Support has been celebrating by holding sports days for people of all abilities! In Reading, our service users from across the South East have been taking part in activities including volleyball, badminton, croquet, a coconut shy and egg and spoon races. And our North East services got together […]

Creative Support has been shortlisted in the ‘Diverse Companies’ category at the National Diversity Awards 2012. We are proud to have been recognised for our efforts to promote equal opportunities throughout our organisation. Other nominees for the prize include Lancashire Constabulary, the Co-Operative Group and Blackburn and Darwen PCT. The awards ceremony takes place on […]

Creative Support’s Annual General Meeting is set to take place on Thursday 27th September at the National Football Museum in Manchester. The event is your chance to find out all about what we have achieved in the past twelve months. Refreshments will be provided, a disco and live music performance will take place after the […]

Would you like to join a steering group for service users interested in improving our service user webpages? We recently held a meeting in Manchester to share ideas about how we could develop the webpages and it was decided that a service user group will be set up for those who want to get involved. […]

Creative Support works hard to represent your interests and raise awareness of the issues that matter to you. We produce a regular bulletin to keep you up to date on all of our latest campaign activities. You can read the latest issue here, and for older editions, visit our newsletters page. If there’s something you’d […]

Creative Support’s new Mental Health Hub and Spoke Recovery Service, commissioned by the Birmingham Primary Care Team, was recently launched in the West Midlands. The launch day was a great success with over 100 people, including service users, staff and representatives from local agencies, in attendance. The building was buzzing with visitors taking advantage of […]

On the 17th and 18th of August service users in Breakthrough were joined by young people for a two day team work event. The event was run by the Challenge Network, a summer programme for young people. Over six weeks, programme participants learnt independent living skills, confidence, team work and citizenship. In the run up […]

We want to make sure that as many people as possible can read Creative Life, our service user magazine, in a medium that they are comfortable with. Please complete this questionnaire to give us feedback on accessing braille and audio versions of Creative Life. Return the completed questionnaire to Suzy Kennedy at Fifth Floor Dale […]

Places are still available on two upcoming staff training courses, and our service users are also encouraged to attend. Understanding Learning Disability and Understanding Interpersonal Skills will both be held at Creative Support head office in Manchester on Thursday 23rd August from 9.30am until 4pm. To book your place, please complete a service user training […]

Congratulation’s to Carol from Hartlepool, the winner of this month’s Service User Achievement Award. She was nominated by Samantha, who said: “Carol has made a massive move forward in her life by building in confidence and pushing herself to access public transport alone. She now gets on the bus with no support for the first […]