Hello everybody! My name is James Gibbs, I’m a Scorpio who loves photography, cycling and travelling. I recently came home from two years travelling abroad, and I have been working for Creative Support since November 2012. I’m still very new to the organisation, but in the short time I’ve been here I’ve felt incredibly welcome and really enjoyed my work. I work as […]


In January, Creative Support’s Breakthrough service won £37.73 from the Manchester Evening News’ Wish Campaign. Our dedicated service users and staff collected a fantastic 1,564 tokens to raise funds and buy some new supplies for the service. After careful consideration, the money has been put towards running new DJ skills sessions. Support worker Matthew – […]


In the UK, 70,000 children a year are born with a disability. But while a lot of resources go into ensuring people with disabilities lead full and empowered lives, governed by their own choices, are we guilty of neglecting the unpaid carers who support people with disabilities every day? Channel 4’s ‘Born to be Different’ […]


Wednesday 20th March was the first ever ‘International Happiness Day.’ I hadn’t realised this until turning on the radio, and the cheery presenter informed me that today was the day to feel happy. I remember thinking, “hang on, just because it’s International Happiness Day, doesn’t mean I can automatically be happy. I can’t just turn […]


Paul Hardman, avid football fan and Support Coordinator at Creative Support’s Blackburn Social Inclusion Service, has been finding out about a pioneering sportsman and the history of prejudice in the beautiful game and society at large: “Following the postponement of Northampton Town’s match at Wycombe Wanderers last Saturday, I took my youngest son to learn about a […]


Yesterday, Time to Change – a programme which aims to end discrimination faced by people with mental health problems – held a Meet the Media event for print journalists. The event – which took place on the same day as a deal to regulate the press was struck – aimed to challenge the myths and […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Hello Brian here, Just thought it was time I brought you up to speed, especially to those people out there in IT land. I would like to let you all know what’s […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. It has been getting a bit busy in my diary recently regarding various trips. Quite a few are in conjunction with my project in so far that they involve the rest of […]


Comic Relief is a British charity founded in 1985 by the scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry. The main event of the Comic Relief’s appeal is Red Nose Day which usually occurs on the second or third Friday in March. Its aim is to bring about a positive and lasting change in the lives […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Here we are with another blog – Now the weather is starting to take a turn for the better we can start to look into a number of things that have been […]


We celebrated International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March at our projects around the country. In Manchester, we held three events across the city. Activities included a self-defence class held by Freedom Personal Safety, visits from Greater Manchester Police Community Support Officers, quizzes, Zumba, cake making competitions and Mother’s Day craft sessions. Guests at our […]


Spring Online Week is taking place from the 22nd to 26th of April 2013. The award winning campaign helps thousands of people learn about and use computers, the internet and technology. This year, the Digital Unite Trust is offering grants of £100 for people and organisations to hold digital taster events for their local communities. […]


13th March is No Smoking Day. To find out more about why you should quit, click the image below to view our infographic:


Today is International Women’s Day, which is likely to be close to the hearts of many of the people reading this article. Social care is one of the few industries which is dominated by women and in 2012 apparently 82% of Care Home Managers in England were women. Certainly when Creative Support recruits the number […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Well it’s yours truly Brian here with all the latest – the quiz nights are still on hold and the garden project just awaits the change in the weather for work on […]


Over the past few weeks I have been unashamedly spending an hour of my Thursday nights reminiscing over times gone by whilst watching The Big Reunion on ITV2. For those of you who have not yet viewed this slice of TV magic, the show follows pop bands from the 1990s and 2000s reuniting in preparation […]