Congratulation’s to John from Stockton-on-Tees, the winner of this month’s Service User Achievement Award. He was nominated by Brian, who said: “John is heading in the right direction to overcome his fear of attending medical appointments. This has been a big step for him, he has shown a great deal of courage and determination to […]

Creative Support’s Client Finance Week is now underway! On Thursday, the Client Finance Week Event will be taking place at the Mechanics’ Institute in Manchester and we’ll celebrate the achievements of service users and staff at our Client Finance Week awards ceremony. Thank you to everyone who has nominated in the Client Finance Week awards. […]

The latest winners of Creative Support’s staff awards have been announced! Jonathan from Leeds received the Employee of the Month prize for April. Simon, who nominated him, said: “Jonathan has developed an Excel spreadsheet that has many key service user documents in it. This allows you to type information into one document and automatically transfer this information into the relevant […]

Creative Support’s Client Finance Week is coming soon from 29th April – 3rd May 2013. During the week we’ll be highlighting important money matters in a series of helpful bulletins. We will also be holding an event and awards ceremony at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester on Thursday 2nd May. The day will be an […]

Service users and staff at The Lighthouse, Creative Support’s service in Cleveleys, held an open day on Wednesday 24th April. The event was organised by members of the community group at The Lighthouse who have benefited from the service and wanted to make the local community aware of the events and advice on offer. Guests […]

Digital Unite’s Spring Online campaign takes place this week. This annual event is dedicated to encouraging more people to join the online world. Spring Online began life as Silver Surfers’ Day back in 2002. The aim was to introduce older people to the world of technology by encouraging libraries, community centres, schools and sheltered housing […]

As I turned on my computer this morning (one in a long line of things I switched on this morning – light switch, kettle, shower, phone charger, hair straighteners – all this before I even left the house) I saw today’s Google doodle, a cartoon pastoral scene reminding me that it’s Earth Day. What is […]

Would you like to work for Creative Support’s services in the West Midlands? Our forthcoming Recruitment Fair is the ideal opportunity for you to find out about current opportunities in your area and learn more about jobs in health and social care. The event takes place from 11am – 4pm on 17th May at our […]

Gardening is a great way to get active and to get outdoors. I personally find gardening therapeutic as it’s a great way to enjoy your hard work and you also benefit from being outdoors. If you choose to plant vegetables then you are able to enjoy the taste of all your work that has gone […]

Creative Support’s 5-a-side football tournament is taking place on Saturday 18th May this year at Lucozade Powerleague Soccerdome in Wigan from 11am – 6pm. The popular event, which has been held annually for the past four years, was won in 2012 by Vicvale Vikings from Cumbria. Places are available on a first come, first served basis. […]

Since February, our Get Active Grant has provided £2,500 of funding to projects encouraging our service users to become more fit and healthy. The closing date for applications has now passed. We are pleased to announce that we are relaunching our Gardening Grant which has already provided over £12,000 to enable our service users to […]

Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Hello it’s The Prisoner here again! Well “I am number 6” – you need to have one foot in the grave like me to remember the BBC comedy starring Richard Wilson and […]

Sunday 7th April is World Health Day. The day marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948 and each year there is a theme which highlights a priority area for public health concern in the world. This year’s theme is blood pressure. High blood pressure is a condition that affects […]

Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. On Monday the 1st April we visited the historic city of York in the company of Linda Robinson, one of my support team. This had come about at my request to avoid […]

My colleague Lucy and I attended an event recently. Little Cog, a disability arts organisation, hosted Love and Hate in the Tees Valley: Champions of Change. The event was the culmination of a project aimed at raising the profile of disability hate crime. The project involved workshops in schools and with statutory bodies designed to […]

Today is Worldwide Autism Awareness Day, when people all over the world are asked to educate themselves a little bit more on what autism is and how we can support people who are on the autistic spectrum. So what do we actually need to know about autism? Autism encompasses a broad range of brain disorders […]