Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Hello it’s The Prisoner here again! Well “I am number 6” – you need to have one foot in the grave like me to remember the BBC comedy starring Richard Wilson and […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. On Monday the 1st April we visited the historic city of York in the company of Linda Robinson, one of my support team. This had come about at my request to avoid […]


Today is Worldwide Autism Awareness Day, when people all over the world are asked to educate themselves a little bit more on what autism is and how we can support people who are on the autistic spectrum. So what do we actually need to know about autism? Autism encompasses a broad range of brain disorders […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Hello Brian here, Just thought it was time I brought you up to speed, especially to those people out there in IT land. I would like to let you all know what’s […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. It has been getting a bit busy in my diary recently regarding various trips. Quite a few are in conjunction with my project in so far that they involve the rest of […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Here we are with another blog – Now the weather is starting to take a turn for the better we can start to look into a number of things that have been […]


Today is International Women’s Day, which is likely to be close to the hearts of many of the people reading this article. Social care is one of the few industries which is dominated by women and in 2012 apparently 82% of Care Home Managers in England were women. Certainly when Creative Support recruits the number […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Well it’s yours truly Brian here with all the latest – the quiz nights are still on hold and the garden project just awaits the change in the weather for work on […]


Monday 25th February sees the start of Fairtrade Fortnight, and this year the focus is on a petition that asks David Cameron to champion the world’s smallholder farmers at this year’s G8 meeting. Fairtrade is a movement that fights for farmers in developing countries to receive a fair wage for their produce – tea growers […]


We are currently recruiting Support Workers for our Outreach team in Salford, to apply please click here. Rosamund is a Senior Support Worker in Salford currently working on our Outreach team. Below she has written a brief summary of her experience in the role. I currently work as part of the Outreach team in Salford; it’s […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Hi there, I’ve been chatting to member of staff Mark recently about the changes I’ve noticed in myself since I decided to accept the support that is there for the taking. I […]


Unless you have been living under a rock recently you will have heard, at least in passing, about Ricky Gervais’ new Channel 4 television show, Derek. Derek is a mockumentary which follows the daily affairs of a care home. We are introduced to the older men and women who reside in the care home, the […]


My name is Philip Sykes and I have been working for Creative Support since October 2006. Creative Support has given me years worth of varied roles and unforgettable experiences and has supported me to follow my own creative endeavours. I  studied New Music and Media at UCLAN in Preston and graduated in 2003. I learnt […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. The 15th of January saw me attend a Creative Support session about service users taking advantage of sports opportunities and other means of becoming active. They suggested starting at a steady pace […]


The new season starts on Friday 18th January at Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre. After last season’s promotions and relegations together with the addition of two new teams the League will take the format as outlined below. Division 2 matches will kick off at 11.00am. Therefore teams need to arrive at 10.45am at the very latest. […]


What is your job title? Tendering and Development Officer  What does this involve? Local Councils commission care and support services through a competitive tendering process. It is the job of myself and the other members of the Tendering and Development team to demonstrate that Creative Support has the expertise and experience to deliver the service […]


Looking to relax? Want to challenge yourself to be creative? Feeling in need of a little support and help with low mood, anxiety or other health issues? Hoping to support someone you know through creative activity? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then check out Start2. What is Start2? Start2 is […]


Creative Support’s Health Grant will be closing on Wednesday 9th January. The grant ran throughout Autumn and we have been really impressed by the number of our service users who have requested grants for a variety of items, classes and events that will help them to become fit and healthy. Over £3000 has been spent […]


We hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year – take a look at what Creative Support got up to over the festive season!


What is your job title? Support Worker How long have you worked at Creative Support? Three years at the end of March 2013. What would a general day’s work look like for you? I come into work and look at the daily duty sheet to see what timetable of events I have been allocated for […]