After the indulgence of Christmas many of us make New Years resolutions to improve our health. To help with this we will be hosting a number of Health & Wellbeing events across the country in February. Look out for events in London, Manchester, the South East, North East, Birmingham and Morecambe. The events will involve […]


Tuesday 8th March is International Women’s Day and to celebrate we are hosting a fun day of inspirational speakers, fashion workshops, craft sessions, ‘Being An Inspirational Woman’ empowerment workshops, cupcakes, beauty therapies and a clothes swap at the St. Thomas Centre (GMCVO) in Ardwick, Manchester, 11am – 4pm. Check out the poster here! We’re pleased […]


Creative Support hosted their first Christmas party for the Cumbria services on 21st December 2010. The event was held at Walney Cricket Club in Barrow, which was decorated in a lovely seasonal way. There were around 17 service users from all over Cumbria with family members and creative support staff who braved the snowy, frosty […]


Towards the end of last year, Princess Anne formally opened our service at The Rylands in Shropshire. Princess Anne met service users Victoria and Michael and their families, their friendly neighbour Barbara and staff members Michelle Winfield and Nicola Huxtable. Victoria and Michael thought she was a lovely lady and everyone was very impressed and […]


Some of our service users in Cumbria have been enjoying the seasonal weather and making the most of the significant snow fall, as you can see in the pictures below. The star of these photos is Stephen. Stephen has a diagnosis of a severe learning disability and autism and due to the risks that Stephen […]


The Creative Support jute bag has been on its travels again and has just returned from a mini European tour with Gavin Worrall, from Finance, and his trusty associates. It spent 10 days traveling through Berlin, Prague, Munich & 45 minutes at Nuremberg train station. It soaked up the history and culture, sampled copious amounts […]


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With just a few days of fundraising around World AIDS day on December 1st, Creative Support raised £300 in donations for the George House Trust. This money will go directly towards supporting people in Manchester and the North West of England who have HIV and are experiencing financial hardship. A large chunk of the money […]


Creative Support’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Alison White, has just returned from Botswana where she was volunteering with a community and environmental development organisation and catching up with friends and former colleagues. Alison’s Creative Support jute bag was fortunate enough to accompany her on her travels and we have the photos to prove it. And […]


To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, Creative Support projects in Wolverhampton held a week long exhibition of service users’ artworks in November. The pop up gallery was set up in an empty unit in the Mander shopping precinct in Wolverhampton city centre to make it accessible to all. A shop that had last been filled with […]


On November 18th, staff and service users from Tameside raised £280 for WaterAid and Creative Support in a sponsored 70s fancy dress dance-a-thon. Projects also prepared a ‘bring and share’ buffet to keep the dancers going and there was also a raffle with lots of fabulous gifts to be won. Service users were recognized for […]


The Sandy Lane project in Accrington held an open day in September to jointly celebrate Creative Support’s 20th Anniversary and the successful transformation of the their garden from a blank lawned space to a wonderful and productive retreat with raised vegetable beds and a beautiful summer house! All this was accomplished through the hard work […]


Service users and staff in our Stoke services polished up their spurrs, dusted off their cowboy hats and put feathers in their hair to celebrate Creative Support’s 20th Anniversary Western style!


As part of Creative Support’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, September was designated a special Service User Involvement Month with projects and services encouraged to put on special events and activities for all! Photos and reports are still coming in and these will be put on the website seperately, but in the meantime, below are a selection […]


Following on from service users in London and Droitwich, our service users in Bedford had their own Creative Photography for Beginners workshop. A great time was had by all and not even nature’s efforts in the form of incessant rainfall could dampen everyone’s spirits!


Recruitment Open Day: Wigan Older Persons Service We are holding an Open Day event on Wednesday 15th September 2010 from 12.30pm till 5pm. Visit us at Wigan Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan WN1 1YN. For any enquiries please contact Sarah Malkin on 0161 236 0829. Vacancies for this service are: Team Leader – Ref: 2677 […]


Recruitment Open Days: County Durham Learning Disability Services Come along to one of our Open Days to find out more about working for Creative Support and meet our friendly team: Thursday 9th September from 1.00pm – 5.30pm at Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP Friday 10th September from 10.30am – 3pm […]


Recruitment Open Day: West Berkshire Learning Disability and Mental Health Services We are holding an Open Day event on Wednesday 8 September 2010 from 12.00pm til 4pm. Visit us at The Corn Exchange, Bar 1861, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD. For any enquiries please contact Sarah Malkin on 0161 236 0829. Vacancies for this service […]


On Friday 20th August, nearly 200 staff members, service users and their families and friends arrived in their splendour at the Wallsend Memorial Hall for the North East services’ Summer Ball! Thanks to the great efforts of the team of staff and service users from Beardall Court who made the table decorations, put together the […]


As part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations, some projects are putting together art and photography exhibitions and encouraging service users to participate in the creativity competitions. To support and promote this, Alison White, our Marketing and Communications Coordinator, has run Creative Photography for Beginners workshops for service users in London and Droitwich. The workshops were […]