“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or […]

Brian is a regular contributor to the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post, another excerpt from his memoirs. I had no advance notice that a move from Edward Street was on the cards, but with hindsight this was probably a sensible move on their part. To be honest for a long time now […]

The Sandy Lane gardening group from Accrington is going to be part of the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Flower Show at Tatton Park. The group is part of Hyndburn Greenspace Forum, some member groups of which have set up ‘Amazing Edibles’ as their entry to the show. Amazing Edibles will create a plot for the […]



Carers Week

This week it’s Carers Week, 10th- 16th June. The first question you might ask when you hear that it’s Carers Week is ‘What is a carer?’ Carers.org defines a carer as, ‘someone of any age who provides paid or unpaid support to people who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for […]

The National Health Service has recently experienced some pretty big changes, but hopefully if you are accessing health services such as your local GP or hospital you shouldn’t notice anything different. The changes are mainly to do with how things are funded, and who makes the decisions about how services should be delivered. As part […]

National Smile Month, which began in May and continues until 20th June, is the UK’s largest campaign to promote oral health. The month gives people the opportunity to learn more about oral health and find out just why it is so important to their overall wellbeing. Brushing and flossing your teeth only takes a few […]

Earlier this year, service users and staff at Breakthrough Cyber Café recorded a series of video diaries on the themes of love, relationships and sex. The finished film will be screened for the first time at an event on Wednesday 12th June at Manchester Digital Laboratory from 2pm – 4pm. There will also be a […]

Volunteers’ Week 2013 is taking place from 1st – 7th June. The annual occasion aims to celebrate the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Full details are available on the Volunteering England website. Creative Support would like to take this opportunity thank the people who give up their time to help our […]

Our new Liverpool Links service was launched on Tuesday 4th June 2013 by local Councillor Claire Glare and Creative Support Chief Executive Anna Lunts. Guests at the event enjoyed a drinks reception, buffet lunch, musical entertainment and the chance to explore the drop-in centre’s facilities. Liverpool Links offers a range of fun, educational and sociable […]

Michael from our outreach service in Leicestershire has been busy organising a monthly disco for local Creative Support service users. The disco, which runs on Thursday evenings once monthly, from 7pm until 9pm is organised and DJ’d by Michael. Held at the local community centre, Michael charges £4 a ticket which covers the cost of […]

I had been smoking for 29 years since the age of 19 and I smoked in latter years approximately 60 cigarettes per day.  I had problems breathing and so decided to go to my doctor who asked the nurse to give me a breathing test and she also tested my lungs.  She nurse asked me […]

The latest winners of Creative Support’s staff awards have been announced! Terry from Warrington received the Employee of the Month prize for May. Lauren, who nominated him, said: “Terry joined the team in March. I am very pleased with the dedication terry has shown to his role within a short space of time. We have […]

The Helm, our drop-in service in Lancaster, held their Summer Craft Fair on Friday 31st May. The event was attended by Councillor June Ashworth, Mayor of Lancaster, who toured the project and greeted service users. Throughout the day, handicrafts made by members The Helm’s art, sewing and craft groups were on sale. There was a […]

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On Thursday 2nd May, Albert Terrace Walking Group set out from Middlesbrough and arrived at Carlton in Cleveland with their walking equipment at hand. The weather was on their side with bright warm sunshine beaming down on the group. The first stage of their walk was a very steep lengthy incline, which everyone succeeded in […]

On Thursday 23rd May, Breakthrough hosted an event dedicated The Beatles to celebrate 50 years since the Fab Four played in Manchester. The evening featured film footage, a delicious buffet and a performance from Breakthrough’s resident music group, who entertained guests with Beatles classics such as Help! and Hey Jude. See the gallery below for […]

Wigan has certainly been in the football spotlight recently. Underdogs Wigan Athletic FC beat 2011-2012 Premier League champions Manchester City to win the FA Cup then went on to be relegated from the top flight. And last Saturday, Wigan Soccerdome played host to the biggest date in the football calendar: Creative Support’s annual 5-a-side football […]

On Saturday 18th May, service users and staff headed to Wigan, the home of the 2013 FA Cup winners, for Creative Support’s annual 5-a-side football tournament. Before kick-off, Pete Baldwin from PB Personal Training led a warm-up session to get the teams ready for the games ahead. This year, 24 teams participated in the tournament, […]

Brian is a regular contributor to the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post, another excerpt from his memoirs.  I was recently visited by my Social Worker in order that he could see at first hand my continuing improvement. He was pleased to see my obvious contentment and promised to inform my previous case […]

Our new men’s social group is meeting on a regular monthly basis for coffee mornings and day trips. Recently the group visited Salford Quays and spent an enjoyable afternoon exploring The Lowry gallery and Imperial War Museum North. The group was established by those who attended our International Men’s Day event in November 2012, and members […]