The festive season has arrived and staff and service users across the country are looking forward to coming together to celebrate! Creative Support is holding regional parties for our service users throughout December. If you have not had details of the party for your area, ask your support staff for more information. As well as […]

December 1st is World Aids Day and we are wearing our red ribbons to show our support and to make a contribution to the fight to find a cure. This is important for us all as more than 90,000 people in the UK are living with HIV and globally the number of peope is estimated […]

PRESS RELEASE from Blackburn Rovers Community Trust: Mental Health Football League Blackburn Rovers Community Trust is delighted to announce that Creative Support have agreed to fund the current My Life Mental Health Football League. The funding enables the continuation of the league for a further three years. It also allows opportunities for participants and volunteers […]

The National Skills Academy for Social Care is the national employer-led organisation shaping leadership development in the adult care sector. They currently have a new programme to develop Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) leaders in adult social care. This offers an innovative new approach in supporting participants to develop their careers. There are 30 […]



Happy Diwali!

Today is the Hindu festival of Diwali, which literally translates as ‘rows of lighted lamps’ and is popularly known as the Festival of Lights as houses, shops and public places are traditionally decorated with small earthenware oil lamps called diyas. Diwali is one of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar. People start the […]

We are holding a Housing Open Day for all tenants of Creative Support properties. This offers the chance for our tenants to have their say on our tenancy services and shape how we consult them in the future. The Open Day is in Manchester on the 29th November 2011. Refreshments, lunch & afternoon tea/coffee provided. […]

The Creative Support’s Got Talent finals at Band on the Wall in Manchester proved to be a night of fantastic entertainment! The audience of more than 250 service users and staff watched star turns from a variety of musicians, singers, dancers and a comedian. A panel of four judges was on hand to give feedback […]

In partnership with the Community Restart team, Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, the local council and other organisations, the Blackburn Social Inclusion Service is taking part in a range of activities to support World Mental Health Week, October 9th – 15th. Everyone is welcome to go along and enjoy the fun at the BwD Zone In […]

Creative Support definitely has Got Talent and the competition is well and truly on! The first round auditions of Creative Support’s Got Talent have concluded and the judges have made their selection for the finals on Monday October 10th, World Mental Health Day. You can check out the finalists’ videos on our You Tube channel. […]

Service users and staff took advantage of a special service user community grant and the summer sunshine to make the most of the August bank holiday weekend. For more information and photos, take a look at our special edition newsletter here!

Our projects in North Lincolnshire have already started on their journey to mark World Mental Health Day on October 10th in a creative and original way. Service users and staff from Parkers Lane and Dryden Road mapped out a route around all of Creative Support’s projects for people with mental health needs, totaling a distance […]

Service users are invited to come and meet Creative Support’s Board of Trustees at an afternoon tea on Thursday 20th October at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. You will have the chance to find out what the Board does, ask questions and give feedback on the support you received. The event starts at 3pm and […]

Following the success of their Easter Craft Fair, service users and staff at The Helm in Lancaster have been working hard to put together an Art Exhibition showcasing the work that has been created during the Art For Relaxation Sessions on Tuesdays. Paintings and craftwork including rag rugs, jewellery, bags, quilting and collages make up […]

Calling all creative service users! We are looking for entries for Creative Support’s annual Arts and Crafts Competition and the winning entries will feature in the 2012 calendar. Whatever your speciality, we are looking for all kinds of art and crafts to make our calendar look amazing! Last year’s entries included paintings, decorated t-shirts, posters, […]

Thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, our Breakthrough service now has a Whole Body Vibration (WBV) machine, also known as a Power Plate, to support all members’ physical and mental wellbeing. The WBV machine vibrates at a low frequency whilst you stand or sit on it. It can be used to help […]

Creative Support’s second year at Manchester Pride was a fun-filled and fabulous affair! Service users and staff came together to decorate our first ever float; turning a 7.5 tonne truck into a teenager’s bedroom, with posters on the wall and rainbow bedding. The transformation didn’t stop there, as each of the participants went through their […]

Peter Loftus, a Creative Support service user from Manchester, regularly attends Venture Arts in Hulme and has created some fantastic artwork, some of which has recently been shown as part of an exhibition at The Lowry and will be on show at The People’s History Museum next year. Venture Arts run a wide variety of […]

The London Olympics are getting ever nearer and as part of Lloyds TSB Bank’s partnership with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, they are running a number of different promotions. These include opportunities to take part in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay which is due to take place between 18 May 2012 and […]

Service users and staff at The Helm raised money at their Easter Craft Fair to fund a summer activity. The service users took a vote at their Service User Meeting and we decided to spend the funds on a trip to Windermere last month. We used the money to organise and pay for a minibus and […]

The ODEON cinemas are putting on special screenings of Mr Popper’s Penguins (PG) at 37 of their cinemas on Thursday 11th August. This is the UK’s first nationwide ‘Autism Friendly Films’ initiative. Jim Carrey plays Mr Popper in this family comedy about a businessman who doesn’t know anything about the important things in life! This […]