That’s right, the Creative Support 5-a-side Football Tournament is back for the third year running! This year it’s bigger than ever, with 32 teams competing to win the cup or the plate so there’ll be games for everyone all day from 12-5pm.  There’s a change of location too – The Soccer Village in Milnrow, Rochdale, […]


To celebrate the Royal Wedding on Friday 29th April 2011, why not hold a proper English street party and invite all your friends and neighbours to join you for cucumber sandwiches, tea and scones and a right royal knees up? You can apply for a Service User Involvement Grant of up to £150, or up […]


So… what’s this NMDS? The National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) is a collection of information about social care employees in the UK. The information is used by the government, commissioners and funding agencies in social care planning and resource allocation and helps us to plan for the future. Check out the FAQ for more information. […]


After the success of last year’s service user Christmas parties, we returned to the Britannia Hotel on Portland Street, Manchester for two more days of festive cheer. Guests dressed for the occasion and came from as far away as London and Leicester! The room was decorated beautifully, complete with an enormous Christmas tree adorned with […]


When Warrington Mental Health forum was asked to take part in a radio interview with Warrington Community radio as part of world Mental Health Day it seemed the ideal opportunity to invite the presenter to come and meet some of the people who use mental health services at Warrington Day Centre. Warrington Day Centre had […]


To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we asked service users and staff to nominate service users who they thought deserved special recognition for their achievements. The winners, chosen by a panel of service users and staff are: Community Champion Winner: Gerry Burke Gerry is amazing! He organises service user meetings and activities; produces a regular newsletter […]


On Wednesday 27th October, 450 service users, staff and stakeholders celebrated Creative Support’s 20th Anniversary at a gala Awards Ceremony at the Palace Hotel in Manchester. We were pleased to welcome the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Mark Hackett, who presented trophies to the winners of the Creativity Competitions. Guests were treated to musical entertainment […]


The Macclesfield Canal opened in 1831 and was one of the last canals to be built in Britain. The Macclesfield Canal is 26 miles long and has 13 locks, the canal runs between Marple and Hall Green near Kidsgrove and passes through Bollington, Macclesfield and Congleton. On the 22nd September, service users and staff from […]


Creative Support’s Manchester Referral Service held an Open Day for service users, support staff and social care professionals. We were pleased to welcome the following partnership agencies: GIFT GIFT work with young people who are in danger of homelessness, or have experienced trouble at school, with police or have had contact with Social Services for […]