This year Creative Support was once again represented at “Europe’s largest voluntary led pan disability event” which is now in its 20th year and was held on July 10th at Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington. There were a number of events in the days leading up to Disability Awareness Day (DAD) and Dave and Mandy, from […]


This year’s football tournament took place on Saturday 2nd July at The Soccer Village in Milnrow and was even more popular than last year, with more than 30 teams signed up to take part! It was a hot and heady affair, with beautiful sunshine throughout and plenty of competitive spirit! Congratulations go to the Cup […]


My team, the Tyneside Rovers, applied for a Creative Support Service User Involvement Grant to buy football strips to make us feel more like a proper team and to give us more confidence working together. We went to the annual 5-a-Side Football Tournament in Manchester and we all enjoyed ourselves and worked hard as a […]


Every summer, thousands of intrepid adventurers, although some might describe them in other ways, take part in one of the Great Swims! These are open water swims ranging from 1/2 to 2 miles in quays, lakes and lochs across the land! This year, seven of our staff took the plunge, literally and did their bit […]


I joined Creative Support in December 2009 having previously been working as a Manager for Walsingham Social Care and Notting Hill Housing Trust. I am currently the Project Manager for two of our projects for people with a learning disability in Camden. I graduated from University of East London with an LLB Law degree and […]


Warrington Day Centre’s Open Day on June 24th promoted the work we do at the centre and thanks to the hard work of the staff team, volunteers and members, the event was a great success. Volunteer support for the event was very strong, including a first outing for the products of the Gardening and Craft […]


Creative Support is committed to ensuring that the people we support live their lives free from harm and abuse. As part of that commitment, we have made July a special Safeguarding Month to raise everyone’s awareness and understanding of the issues around Safeguarding, to promote best practice and to strengthen everyone’s conviction to take action […]


As you may have seen in previous news stories, Creative Support staff have been raising funds for the Samochima Pre-school in Botswana. Initially our aim was to raise £500 to pay for the construction of toilets for the boys and girls. These were not only needed for sanitation purposes, but also to help the school […]


Congratulations to everyone at The Drive in Stockport who recently had a Validation Visit from Supporting People and passed with flying colours. They received a validated level B grade in Assessment and Support Planning; Security, Health and Safety; and Client Involvement and Empowerment and were self assessed at level B in Safeguarding and Protection from […]


The fixtures draw for Creative Support’s 5-a-side football tournament took place at 2pm on the 8th June 2011 and was broadcast live over the internet. The excitement is already building and those who saw the draw are definitely feeling that competitive spirit. The results are as follows:


Warrington Day Centre is having an Open Day on Friday 24th June from 11am until 4pm. Visitors can learn about the service the Centre has provided to members of the local community over the past 20 years, as well as taking part in a range of workshops, a raffle, tombola and enjoying some of the […]


Every year on June 5th people all over the world come together to take action and celebrate World Environment Day (WED). WED started in 1972 and has grown each year to become one of the main ways by which the United Nations (UN) encourages environmental awareness and positive action. For more information and to see […]


James Pickup, a service user of our Blackburn Young Person’s Scheme and the Social Inclusion Service sadly passed away on Friday 20th May. James was very popular with other service users and staff and represented the Social Inclusion Service at last year’s 20th Anniversary Awards Gala in Manchester. We would all like to extend our […]


This week is Volunteers’ Week from the 1st to the 7th June. It is celebrated annually to raise awareness of the excellent work that volunteers do all over the world and to encourage people to become volunteers themselves. Volunteers’ Week began in 1984 and has grown in size so that this year more people are […]


As promised in our first story about Creative Support’s Royal Wedding celebrations, here are a selection of images from the parties, barbeques, high teas and general revelry that our projects put on to celebrate this happy event!


To make the most of the better weather, The Ramblers celebrate Get Walking Day in May by organising hundreds of short guided walks to encourage everyone to Get Walking … Why walk? So many good reasons: Walking is free and you can do it anywhere! You can do it with friends and family. It can […]


Silver Surfers Day is on Friday May 20th and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this national campaign it has been turned into a week-long event, Spring Online. There will be activities and events throughout the country, all aiming to encourage as many older people as possible to develop skills and embrace the digital age. […]


Disability Awareness Day (DAD), Europe’s largest ‘not for profit’ voluntary-led disability exhibition, is on Sunday 10th July. To mark this, their 20th anniversary, there will be events and activities in the week leading up to the actual day, which will be celebrated with a magnificent exhibition in Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington. The DAD exhibition will include over […]


A day to remember! On Friday, 29th April Creative Support projects across the UK joined in the celebrations to mark the long-awaited royal wedding of William and Kate. Even the great British weather cooperated, with sunny skies brightening the day! This historical event brought people together in celebration and community and a great day was […]


Creative Support’s cultural charity auction to raise funds for the Samochima Pre-school in Botswana raised £193 towards our goal! Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to: Jonathan Brownsell who had the winning bid for the West African tie-dye fabric Ashley Smith who had the winning bid for Voices of the San And Creative […]