Service User News and Events


Voting is underway in Together Mutual Insurance’s Better Together Contest. Nine community groups are in the running to win £25,000 funding to support their work. Click the image below to find out more about the shortlisted projects and vote for the one you think is most deserving:


Creative Arts is holding an art exhibition to showcase the talents of the group’s members. The event, which opened on Monday 31st March, will run for two weeks upstairs at Kendal Library. The exhibition features a range of artwork, including drawings, paintings and collages. Creative Arts works with people with learning disabilities and mental health […]


Creative Support is keen for more service users and tenants to join our Board of Trustees, who oversee the running of Creative Support. A special event was held on 11th March for all those who were interested to find out more about what is involved and have the chance to meet some board members. Service […]


Creative Support’s partners at The Heroes Project are offering our service users and staff discounted tickets to enjoy an ice hockey game in Manchester. Manchester Phoenix are set to take on the Swindon Wildcats at 5.30pm on Sunday 2nd March. Entry to the Phoenix Community Stand at the Silver Blades Ice Dome in Altrincham costs […]


Creative Support is looking for service users and tenants to join its Board of Trustees and help oversee the running of the organisation. The role involves attending around six meetings a year in Manchester, in addition to our Annual General Meeting, occasional away days and possibly committee meetings. The positions are voluntary but we will […]


This year, Dignity Action Day took place on Saturday 1st February, and Creative Support will be focussing on this important issue throughout the month. We’re asking our service users to share their thoughts on dignity by completing this questionnaire. Please return completed forms to lizz.clark@creativesupport.co.uk by email, or by post to our head office. We’ll […]


  On 25th December, Dudley residents were treated to the first annual Christmas Day event held at The Savoy Centre in Netherton. The Christmas Day festivities, which were organised by Dudley Floating Support working in conjunction with Black Country Housing, were to offer those in the local borough who may have been feeling socially isolated […]


January is Health and Wellbeing Month at Creative Support! January is a great time to make resolutions to improve your health and wellbeing and make positive changes to feel happier and healthier. Fill in the pledge sheet below and revisit it again on Friday 31st January to see how you’ve got on. Share your stories […]


Christmas was a very busy time for Creative Support in the North East! Service users and staff at Middlesbrough’s Albert Terrace project showed festive charitable sprit by donating to their local food bank. With the support of staff, friends and family, they started collecting non-perishable food for several months before Christmas. A special hamper-making craft […]


Our North West Service User Consultation Meeting takes place in at our Head Office in Manchester on Tuesday 14th January 2014. The event is your opportunity to give feedback on our activities in 2013 and share your ideas on what you would like to see from us in the future. Lunch will be provided, travel expenses are available, and […]


Service User Consultation Meetings have been taking place during November and December in regions including North Lincs, Cumbria and Lancashire.  Our service users have given us lots of useful feedback on a range of issues and told us what they would like to see from Creative Support in 2014.  It’s not too late to share […]


December is Customer Care Month at Creative Support! Customer Care Month 2013 will highlight the importance of good customer care and celebrate the many achievements of staff, service users and volunteers. Customer Care Month will introduce The Creative Way, look at complaints, set out Creative Support’s customer care strategy for 2014 and name this year’s […]


Congratulations to Georgina, October’s Service User Achievement Award winner. She was nominated by Bob, a member of staff at our Kendal Floating Support service, who said: “Georgina has been campaigning for a ‘ring and ride’ service in Cumbria to help people with limited mobility attend local groups, GP surgeries, day centres and other services. She […]


Congratulations to Christopher, September’s Service User Achievement Award winner. He was nominated by Adam, a member of staff at our Darlington Physical & Sensory Impairment service, who said: “Unfortunately, Chris was recently targeted by pickpockets whilst out with friends and had his mobile phone stolen. As a result of the support he has been receiving, […]


Creative Support celebrated International Men’s Day with two fantastic events this week. On Saturday 16th November in Middlesbrough we held an afternoon of activities including football, video games, and a moustache making craft workshop with local artist Gilly Rodgers. At our Courtyard Creativities venue in Leeds on Wednesday 20th November, guests enjoyed attractions including music […]


Creative Support service users and staff are invited to attend our third annual Quality Forum on Friday 22nd November from 11am – 3pm at our Birmingham Office (Water Street). The aims of the forum are: To provide an open forum for staff, service users and members of our Board of Trustees to discuss and plan […]


Stop Hate UK has launched a new 24 hour helpline service, Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime. People in England and Wales who have experienced, witnessed or know someone who is experiencing learning disability hate crime can contact the helpline on 0808 802 1155 for support and information. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, […]


Our next Policy Review Group is taking place on Wednesday 11th December at our Slough Office, as part of Customer Care Month. At this meeting we will be discussing the Complaints and Suggestions Policy. You can also get involved by completing the Key Questions form and returning by email to Simon Stott. This could be […]


Congratulations to Michael, the winner of our latest Service User Achievement Award. He was nominated by Lesley, a member of staff at Howard Place, who said: “I nominated Michael for the Service User Achievement Award to acknowledge his determination to succeed living out in the community despite suffering from poor physical health at the moment. […]


The Service User Regional Consultation meetings are now underway, and in response to your feedback, are taking place in more locations than ever this year. This is your opportunity to have your say and make a real difference to the service you receive from Creative Support. At each meeting you will also hear what changes […]