News & Blog

Coronavirus (COVID-19)


For Creative Support the welfare and health of our service users, staff and any third-party workers are our highest priority and we will continue to follow Public Health England and NHS advice. As part of this we are in the process of reviewing and rolling out our services business continuity…

Creative Support gardeners dig deep to supply food banks

Creative Support gardeners dig deep to supply food banks


Creative Support’s long-standing Sandy Lane Gardening Group has been diversifying to provide fresh produce to food banks during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The group was established 11 years ago by Creative Support service users and others with mental health issues, to design a garden haven at the Sandy Lane project in…

Staff survey reveals staff felt supported during the COVID-19 Pandemic


We have been doing our best to support our valued staff team during the COVID-19 Pandemic, recognising the huge strain the last few months have put on everyone both personally and professionally. To make sure we understood staff members experience, how we were doing and how we could improve we…

In this week’s blog, our CEO discusses the Citizenship Test


The Citizenship application process is a complicated, arduous process which generates huge revenues for the Home Office. The Home Office is planning for a post-Brexit world and I think we need to think more carefully about the function of this application process. As I discussed in a previous blog, we…

In this week’s blog, our CEO discusses the controversy around statues


The removal of statues that no longer reflect and uphold the current values of a country is a common practice. In Germany the statues symbolising the Third Reich were destroyed as soon as the war was over. Other statues have been more contentious and uncertain in their future. The statues…

In her blog this week our CEO discusses the impact of the recent immigration changes


The Government has now released the details of their new ‘points-based’ Immigration System which will be introduced once we leave the EU. There will be no route for ‘unskilled’ posts - there are no opportunities for lower-paid roles (the absolute minimum salary must be £20,480), the skill level must be…