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The death toll at the disaster in Savor, Bangladesh now stands at over 1,000 people, of which the vast majority are women. Cracks in the building’s foundations were noted days before the disaster, with safety concerns raised. Despite these concerns, and without a full safety inspection garment workers were forced back to work, with bosses […]


Brian is a regular contributor to the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post, an excerpt from his memoirs.  I thought it about time I wrote about the past compared to the present. To those who are aware of the circumstances that led to my social worker coming up with the decision to get […]


Digital Unite’s Spring Online campaign takes place this week. This annual event is dedicated to encouraging more people to join the online world. Spring Online began life as Silver Surfers’ Day back in 2002. The aim was to introduce older people to the world of technology by encouraging libraries, community centres, schools and sheltered housing […]


As I turned on my computer this morning (one in a long line of things I switched on this morning – light switch, kettle, shower, phone charger, hair straighteners – all this before I even left the house) I saw today’s Google doodle, a cartoon pastoral scene reminding me that it’s Earth Day. What is […]


Gardening is a great way to get active and to get outdoors. I personally find gardening therapeutic as it’s a great way to enjoy your hard work and you also benefit from being outdoors. If you choose to plant vegetables then you are able to enjoy the taste of all your work that has gone […]


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 […]


Sunday 7th April is World Health Day. The day marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948 and each year there is a theme which highlights a priority area for public health concern in the world. This year’s theme is blood pressure. High blood pressure is a condition that affects […]


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 […]


My colleague Lucy and I attended an event recently. Little Cog, a disability arts organisation, hosted Love and Hate in the Tees Valley: Champions of Change. The event was the culmination of a project aimed at raising the profile of disability hate crime. The project involved workshops in schools and with statutory bodies designed to […]


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 […]


Hello everybody! My name is James Gibbs, I’m a Scorpio who loves photography, cycling and travelling. I recently came home from two years travelling abroad, and I have been working for Creative Support since November 2012. I’m still very new to the organisation, but in the short time I’ve been here I’ve felt incredibly welcome and really enjoyed my work. I work as […]


In the UK, 70,000 children a year are born with a disability. But while a lot of resources go into ensuring people with disabilities lead full and empowered lives, governed by their own choices, are we guilty of neglecting the unpaid carers who support people with disabilities every day? Channel 4’s ‘Born to be Different’ […]


Wednesday 20th March was the first ever ‘International Happiness Day.’ I hadn’t realised this until turning on the radio, and the cheery presenter informed me that today was the day to feel happy. I remember thinking, “hang on, just because it’s International Happiness Day, doesn’t mean I can automatically be happy. I can’t just turn […]


Paul Hardman, avid football fan and Support Coordinator at Creative Support’s Blackburn Social Inclusion Service, has been finding out about a pioneering sportsman and the history of prejudice in the beautiful game and society at large: “Following the postponement of Northampton Town’s match at Wycombe Wanderers last Saturday, I took my youngest son to learn about a […]


Yesterday, Time to Change – a programme which aims to end discrimination faced by people with mental health problems – held a Meet the Media event for print journalists. The event – which took place on the same day as a deal to regulate the press was struck – aimed to challenge the myths and […]


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 […]


Comic Relief is a British charity founded in 1985 by the scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry. The main event of the Comic Relief’s appeal is Red Nose Day which usually occurs on the second or third Friday in March. Its aim is to bring about a positive and lasting change in the lives […]


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 […]


13th March is No Smoking Day. To find out more about why you should quit, click the image below to view our infographic: