Monthly Archives: July 2019

Anna’s Blog – The Scandal of Restraint in Special Schools


Last month the Government published the long-awaited guidance on restraining children with disabilities in special schools. I, like the families, carers and charities who have been campaigning for legislation, could not understand why these guidelines were not in place in 2014 when the adult equivalent was published. Whilst I welcome…

Chorley Recruitment Open Days


Do you want to make a difference? Creative Support has over 25 years' experience as a not-for-profit provider of person-centred support for people with a wide range of needs. We are looking for kind, reliable and proactive individuals to join our team in Chorley, supporting people with a learning disability…

New Release – Residents Cycle the Pennine Way


Creative Support service users and staff have cycled the equivalent distance of The Pennine Way as part of a fitness drive. The 268 mile route runs from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm on the Scottish border. It passes through the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, North Pennines and Northumberland. But…

Anna’s Blog – Whorlton Hall


In her blog this week, Creative Support’s CEO Anna Lunts writes about the horrors exposed at Whorlton Hall. I’ve worked in the care sector since the early 1980s and I thought there was little that could shock me. But the latest Panarama on the appalling treatment of people with a…

Manchester Recruitment Event


Are you looking for a new role in care? We are currently recruiting for both paid and voluntary roles within Manchester and the surrounding area and will be holding a Recruitment drop-in event on Wednesday 17th July at our Creative Together Centre, located on Swan Street in Manchester City Centre.…

Anna’s Blog – Social Care Crisis


As social care leaders warn of a breakdown in services across the country, our CEO looks again at the ongoing funding crisis. The crisis in social care funding is a subject I’ve returned to several times in this blog. Last month leaders in the care sector warned that the escalating…

News Release – Andy Burnham visits Creative Support

News Release – Andy Burnham visits Creative Support


Andy Burnham says Creative Support innovation should set the standard for care across Greater Manchester Friday 5th April 2019 The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has praised Creative Support for their pioneering approach to supporting people with care needs. Speaking during the official launch of the new Creative Together…

Anna’s Blog – How Inefficiencies cost the Tax-Payer Billions


In her blog this week our CEO, Anna Lunts, looks at how government inefficiencies cost the tax-payer billions. Social Care has taken the biggest hit during the cuts to public spending over the last ten years. Hundreds of services, vital to individuals and communities, have been closed or greatly reduced.…

Anna’s Blog – Learning Disability and the Criminal Justice System


In her blog this week our CEO Anna Lunts looks at how people with a learning disability are treated by the criminal justice system. People with a learning disability are hugely over-represented in the criminal justice system. Complex legal processes and jargon are difficult for most people to understand but…

Anna’s Blog – The Creative Together Centre


Our CEO, Anna Lunts, reflects on what makes 'Creative Together' special The refurbished space at our ‘Creative Together’ building on Swan Street in Manchester is impressive. Original stripped floorboards and a large expanse of white walls. Sections of exposed brickwork and industrial piping pay homage to the history of the…

Anna’s Blog – Proposals for the Biggest Social Housing Building since WW2


In her blog this week our CEO looks at proposals for the biggest social housing building project since WW2. Shelter’s cross party report on the state of social housing in England is an impressive piece of work for many reasons – not least because it avoids the pitfall of political…

Anna’s Blog – How the NHS plans to address the Inequality in Health Care


Life expectancy for people with a learning disability is 16 years lower than the rest of the population. Our CEO, Anna Lunts, looks at how the NHS plans to address the inequality in health care.  The health inequalities for people with a learning disability are well-documented. Mencap’s 2007 report, Death…

Anna’s Blog – The Growing Crisis of Homeless Families


As a young single mum wins her housing battle in the Supreme Court our CEO looks at the growing crisis of homeless families across the country. I was pleased to read last week that a single mother forced out of her home due to a shortfall in housing benefit has…

Anna’s Blog – Planning Community Placements


In her blog this week our CEO, Anna Lunts, looks at the careful planning needed to help community placements succeed. Tony Hickmott has been locked away in Cedar House – a 40-bed secure unit near Canterbury in Kent, for ten years. After his case was highlighted by journalist and campaigner,…

Redcar and Cleveland Care Academy


The Redcar and Cleveland Care Academy is sector-based work academy that gives people the experience of health and social care and employability skills via classroom learning, visits and discussions from employers and health and social care professionals and peer support. The course is free and on completion, you will have…

NCS Jobs Fair – Newcastle Central Library


Join us at the NCS Jobs Fair in Newcastle to find out how you can make a difference working in care. We are currently recruiting in the Gateshead or South Tyneside areas for a number of roles. This is a great opportunity to learn about the great work we do…

Assessment Centre Session – Bromley


Could you make a difference to people in Bromley and surrounding areas? We are looking for kind, reliable and proactive females* to join the team in Bromley Common, Penge and Orpington. We have full time, part time and relief roles available in our older people’s service. Join us for our…