My name is Lucy and I am the Development Officer for Creative Support in the North East. I have been in this role since June 2012 and I have enjoyed pretty much every minute of it! The North East region is pretty large, we work from the top of Tyneside down to Whitby in North […]


Have you recently joined the gym to keep fit and healthy? Well in Melton Mowbray, it’s not a New Year’s Resolution, it’s old news! Sarah, who is supported by our Melton Outreach team in her own home, has been going to the gym for over 20 years “I wasn’t very fit as a teenager, so […]


Match.com has the largest number of registered users of all internet dating websites and claim that 1 in 5 relationships now start online. Online dating seems to be coming increasingly popular and it is now estimated that the global online dating industry is worth over £2Billion. There seems to be a growing number of adverts […]


To coincide with Manchester City Council’s Hate Crime Awareness Week and the 10th anniversary of Safer Internet Day, we’re hosting a Hate Crime and Safer Internet Day on Friday 8th February. The event will take place from 1pm until 4pm at Manchester Digital Laboratory, 36 – 40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN. Entry is free […]


If you’d like to experience some live sports action then we have exciting news for you! The Heroes Project, in partnership with Forever Manchester, is offering Creative Support service users the opportunity to watch Manchester Phoenix Ice Hockey Club’s home games for free! Matches take place on various dates between now and March 2013 at […]


My name is Philip Sykes and I have been working for Creative Support since October 2006. Creative Support has given me years worth of varied roles and unforgettable experiences and has supported me to follow my own creative endeavours. I  studied New Music and Media at UCLAN in Preston and graduated in 2003. I learnt […]


The results of the Wish Campaign 2012, run by the Manchester Evening News, have finally been announced – and Breakthrough has won a prize of £37.73! Late last year, the MEN asked readers to collect tokens which made up a share of a prize pot. Creative Support’s dedicated service users and staff collected a fantastic […]


One of our Administration Interns has been busy this month making her way into the news! Beth joined Creative Support in the West Midlands as part of her Business Administration Apprenticeship and has been a valued member of the team since. Beth recently made the news for her hard work and development at Enta. After […]


With snowy and icy conditions setting in across the country we set out some of our top tips on keeping warm in the chilly conditions: •If you’re heading outdoors, make sure that you wrap up warm. Put on a hat and scarf as you lose a lot of body heat when your head and neck […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. The 15th of January saw me attend a Creative Support session about service users taking advantage of sports opportunities and other means of becoming active. They suggested starting at a steady pace […]


Here at Creative Support we’re celebrating the start of what’s sure to be another successful year! So what better time to look back at some of our favourite moments from the past twelve months? Here are four of our brightest 2012 highlights: Good Sports! Our football league went from strength to strength in partnership with […]


What is your job title? Graduate Development Officer What does this involve? A bit of everything – I am attached to one of the Directors so I work in several different areas in the North of England. What I’m doing tends to change from week to week depending on the development needs of different services. […]


It’s that time of year when everyone is deciding what they want their New Year’s resolutions to be. AGAIN? I hear you say. Yes, the New Year has come around that quick! When it comes to New Year’s resolutions you always get the same old “I’m joining a gym”, “I’m going on a diet” … […]


LDOK is an inclusive online radio station which gives talented people living with a disability the chance to get experience coordinating a radio show. It is an important platform for the recognition, support, promotion and development of the UK’s disabled community. We have our own radio show on LDOK which is broadcast on Thursdays at […]


The new season starts on Friday 18th January at Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre. After last season’s promotions and relegations together with the addition of two new teams the League will take the format as outlined below. Division 2 matches will kick off at 11.00am. Therefore teams need to arrive at 10.45am at the very latest. […]


What is your job title? Tendering and Development Officer  What does this involve? Local Councils commission care and support services through a competitive tendering process. It is the job of myself and the other members of the Tendering and Development team to demonstrate that Creative Support has the expertise and experience to deliver the service […]


Looking to relax? Want to challenge yourself to be creative? Feeling in need of a little support and help with low mood, anxiety or other health issues? Hoping to support someone you know through creative activity? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then check out Start2. What is Start2? Start2 is […]


Creative Support’s Health Grant will be closing on Wednesday 9th January. The grant ran throughout Autumn and we have been really impressed by the number of our service users who have requested grants for a variety of items, classes and events that will help them to become fit and healthy. Over £3000 has been spent […]


We hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year – take a look at what Creative Support got up to over the festive season!


What is your job title? Support Worker How long have you worked at Creative Support? Three years at the end of March 2013. What would a general day’s work look like for you? I come into work and look at the daily duty sheet to see what timetable of events I have been allocated for […]