Service User News, Events and Opportunities
‘The Shawe’ – ‘Supported Housing Achieving Women’s Empowerment’ – is our longstanding service in Wythenshawe, South Manchester, for mothers with mental health needs. We are proud and excited to announce that we have received over £7,000 funding to launch a programme of sessional work for women at The Shawe and other local organisations – called […]
Creative Support are pleased to announce that they been granted just under £4,000 from The Big Lottery, Awards for All, to run a series of art workshops for our tenants at Halton and Brennan Lodge homeless service. These services are in Halton, a Borough which is dispersed on either side of the River Mersey, as […]
May is Older Person’s Month at Creative Support. In celebration of our older person’s services, we held several events across the country, including a plant potting party at our Elkin Court service in Partington, Greater Manchester. Many of our services also held or participated in events to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, including Birch Court […]
April was Autism Month here at Creative Support. We marked the occasion by releasing our short film 7 Autism Stereotypes, in which our autistic service users David, Matthew and Dan, discuss seven common autism myths. The stereotypes we covered are: 1. People with autism can’t deal with social situations 2. People with autism all behave […]
Service users and staff from Wilshaw House in Ashton attended a ceremony on Wednesday 10th February, where they received the Daisy Award accreditation from Stockport Foundation NHS Trust. The award is a local scheme which recognises services that deliver care with dignity and respect. Find out more here. Many other organisations and individuals were recognised […]
In February, we are launching our annual service user questionnaire. We want to know what you think about us and your service, what’s good and what’s not so good. By you telling us what you think and sharing your views you will help us to understand what we do well and also where we need to work […]
Are you a service user with computing knowledge? We are looking for I.T. volunteers! What will you do? You will provide guided learning for those who are not familiar with computers. Staff who need to do online courses but don’t not have access to a computer or are not confident using computers will have the […]
This year we’re celebrating our 25th anniversary and we’d love you to join us for a party on Thursday 12th November from 3pm – 9pm at The Sheridan Suite in Manchester. Guests will enjoy an evening of entertainment including live music and a disco, an awards ceremony, a delicious meal, and much more! Tickets cost […]
Creative Support is holding a talent showcase from 3-5pm on Thursday 24th September at The Studio, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN. Join us to watch performances by our service users including spoken word poetry and music, as well as a video screening and an exhibition of entries to our art contest. If you would like […]
We are holding three Quality Forum events in the coming months. They are an opportunity for our service users and staff to talk directly to the Board of Trustees and members of the quality team about what matters to them. Manchester, 15th September 2015, 11am to 3pm Lecture Theatre, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 […]
This year Creative Support’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 24th September 2015 at The Studio in Manchester, starting at 5.30 pm. You need to be a member to attend the AGM where you will have the chance to hear about all the great work that Creative Support has carried out over the […]
MADE, a multimedia arts exhibition featuring the work of over 60 learning disabled visual artists, is opening at the People’s History Museum in Manchester on Saturday 25th July. Over the last 12 months artists with learning disabilities have worked together with Venture Arts to produce work for the exhibition. Over 100 pieces of new and vibrant […]
In May we celebrated Older Persons’ Month with a range of events and activities held at our specialist services. Click the links below to download a range of useful resources: Introduction – Older Persons’ Month Information – Creative Support’s Older Persons’ Services Factsheet – Dementia Friends, Falls Policy, and Frailty
This year’s Creative Support 5-a-side football tournament will be held at the Powerleague Soccerdome in Wigan on Saturday 4th July – for more info see the poster below, and to register your team, call Hiba Dajani on 0161 236 0829 or email email@example.com. Places are limited, so don’t delay!
Would you like to join us at Manchester Pride this year? See the poster below for details of how you can get involved, and for more information call Natasha Kirby on 0161 236 0829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Forest Spectrum is the first music festival in England exclusively for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers. If three days of live bands, theatre shows, dancing and activities such as circus school and camping sound like fun to you, then make sure to check out this event! New Forest Spectrum takes place in Lyndhurst […]
As part of our ‘Have Your Say’ campaign in the countdown to the General and Local Elections on Thursday 7th May 2015, we asked the people we support why they think it’s important to vote. The winner was James from Manchester, who will receive a £50 prize. You can read his statement below: Politics and […]
On Wednesday 22nd April, Ben who lives at our White Ox service in Carlisle graduated from the Prince’s Trust course at his local college. He completed the full twelve weeks with commitment and enthusiasm. On the day of the presentation Ben gave a speech on what he enjoyed about the course and what he’s learnt […]
On Thursday 7th May, you’ll be given the opportunity to choose the Member of Parliament (MP) who will represent you for the next five years, and have your say on important issues including health and social care, education, the economy, transport and the environment. In the countdown to the General Election, we’ll be updating this page […]
Our ‘Pitch Your Film’ contest is back for 2015 – Call Joe on 0161 236 0829 or email email@example.com to find out more, and visit our YouTube channel to find lots of inspiration.