Our staff work hard to support students on placements in their projects.  Helping a newcomer to understand the social care environment can be demanding and at times difficult although usually very rewarding.  This year we provided 75 social work placements through 23 Universities and we now have 63 qualified practice educators at Creative Support. The […]


The deadline for the 20th Celebrations creativity competitions has been extended to Monday September 20th, so that projects can enter some of the creations made as part of Service User Involvement Month. You don’t have to be artistic, there are 5 different competitions so that everyone can participate; these are: Arts and crafts – from […]


At Oldham Road we have decided to try and become more self sufficient as a house, so we looked at what we could do to cut down our food bill. Support Worker Neil got in contact with a gentleman he knows who rescues battery hens to raise them free range, and arranged to buy some […]


Mark, Support Coordinator, is really proud of the team at Lunedale Road, Billingham for working so hard on completing their Learning Disability Qualifications (LDQ): This is a tribute to their hard work as the team works with some complex service users so finding time in order to complete the workbooks can be hard. In order […]


Members of the Warrington Day Centre Drama Group took to the stage as part of the week of events leading up to Disability Awareness Day. They performed a spoken word piece to music from the last 80 years. Some of the group had never performed to an audience before so this was a fantastic way […]


Congratulations to the team at Birch Lane, who have received a letter of commendation from a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary for the excellent service they provide: ‘Over the last three years I have been consistently impressed by the professionalism and care provided by the staff at Birch Lane. A number of patients […]


On Friday 2nd July, tenants at Pelham House in Newbury, Berkshire held a joint launch party for families, friends, staff and neighbours. It was a great opportunity for everyone to get to know each other and to meet and celebrate with the tenants of neighbouring Bramlings House, which is run by Nacro. Pelham House is […]


On Saturday 5th June this year, twenty eight teams from Creative Support projects around the country travelled to the Powerleague Soccerdome in Trafford to battle it out on the pitches. It was the hottest day of the year so far and all those who went will confirm that it was like a sauna inside the […]


Creative Support are holding a Recruitment Open Day on Wednesday 14 July 2010. Come and visit us between 11am & 3pm at The Forum, Grasmere Suite, 28 Duke Street, Barrow-in Furness LA14 1HH. You will have an opportunity to meet the staff team, learn about the services we provide, and find out more about the […]


Our 20th Anniversary celebrations kicked off at the 5 a side football tournament earlier this month and the ball is now well and truly rolling! Award nominations for the service user, staff and other stakeholder awards are coming into head office at a good rate. If you haven’t nominated anyone yet then download the nomination […]


Creative Support is holding an open day event on Wednesday 9th June 2010, from 11am till 3pm. You will have an opportunity to meet the staff team and learn more about Creative Support and the opportunities available within our services in Newbury & West Berkshire. Visit us at The Corn Exchange, Bar 1861, Market Place, Newbury […]


Service users in Blackburn are participating in the Heads Up Awareness Day at Ewood Park on June 2nd, promoting emotional and mental health and wellbeing. Creative Support will have a stall, alongside MIND, NHS Lancashire Care Foundation, Mindcare, Blackburn with Darwen Teaching Primary Care Trust and Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, amongst others. Participants will choose […]


Creative Support is holding a Recruitment Open Day on the 10th May 2010 from 1pm – 4pm at: The Holiday Inn, 1 Higher Bridge Street, Bolton BL1 2EW. You will have the opportunity to meet the staff team and learn more about Creative Support and the opportunities we have available at our Mental Health Service […]


Voting in political elections is a very important part of being an active citizen and Creative Support encourages service users to make their voices heard in the upcoming Local and General Elections by voting on May 6th. Service users in Blackpool have been very proactive in discussing the elections at their annual Service User Forum. […]

Apr

22

Smoke Free!


There has been an excellent response to the relaunch of the ‘I Quit’ programme.  A further 21 staff and 11 service users have quit and benefitted from the £130 reward, and many more are on their way to being smoke free. If you want to sign up to the ‘I Quit’ programme or for more […]


Creative Support service users and staff attended a Get Fit, Get Well Day at Longford Park in Chorlton, Manchester which featured a 5K sponsored run, health walks, football tournament and yoga sessions. Osborne Road’s football team, The B Team, entered the 5 a side tournament, qualified top and won a trophy! Stuart was voted Player […]


We are pleased to announce that DFS are one of the sponsors of the Creative Support 5 a side football tournament, placing advertising in the tournament programme, the proceeds from which will go to charity.  28 staff and service user teams will compete for the trophy on Saturday 5th June 2010 at the Powerleague Soccerdome […]

Apr

22

Spring fun!


Spring has sprung and all over the country and Creative Support staff and service users have been busy having fun making and baking things to celebrate Easter. One example are the fun and fabulous characters pictured left. They were designed and decorated by members of the Blackburn Social Inclusion Service Art Group. Each egg is […]


To help mark our 20th year of providing support services, Creative Support is running a national competition under the theme: Opportunity, Choice and Wellbeing! The competition is open to all service users. To enable as many people as possible to enter, there are 5 categories: Art and crafts (e.g. paintings, pottery, embroidery) Performance arts (e.g. […]


Creative Support is holding an open day event on Tuesday 6 April 2010, 11am – 3pm. You will have an opportunity to meet the staff team, discuss posts available and learn more about Creative Support and the opportunities available. Visit us at The Skills Centre, Swallowdale Road, Sinfin, Derby DE24 9NT. For further enquiries please […]