Service User News, Events and Opportunities

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Service User News, Events and Opportunities


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 joseph.brotherton@creativesupport.co.uk to find out more, and visit our YouTube channel to find lots of inspiration.


We are keen to continue improving the service we offer, and to make sure that we are listening to our service users and tenants we are holding regional service user consultation meetings across the country. We will be asking you to tell us what is good about the service you receive from us and what […]


Please follow the links below to find details and the application form for 2014’s Christmas grant Christmas Grant 2014 Application form Christmas Grant 2014 Information poster


Creative Support’s Housing Week returns for the third year from 3rd – 7th November 2014. Each day we’ll be sending out bulletins packed full of useful tips to our tenants and staff. You’ll also be given the opportunity to choose the winners of our Housing Week Awards. Perhaps you have a neighbour who’s worked hard […]


The Burkhart Centre is our new women’s mental health service in South Manchester, offering holistic and alternative therapies, peer and recovery support, life skills including money advice, fitness and photography sessions, a café, a charity shop, and lots more! We need volunteers to fundraise, host activities, and support the running of the centre. For more information, take a […]


Creative Support’s Annual General Meeting will be taking place on 25th September at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel.  Everyone who is a Shareholding Member of Creative Support will receive an invitation to attend and will be entitled to vote at the meeting. If you would like to become a  Shareholding Member, click here for more information […]


Season six of the Creative Support Football League at Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre came to a close on Friday 20th June. Everton were crowned Division 1 champions, Wigan topped Division 2, and Stockport Utd won the Social Inclusion Cup! The new season begins on Friday 18th July and there are two places available in Division […]


Congratulations to Stephen, winner of our Service User Achievement Award for May 2014. He has overcome sensory loss by mastering new skills with his guide dog Barney, and demonstrated a positive and independent attitude in adapting to his changing circumstances. Stephen will receive a £50 gift voucher in recognition of his efforts. For more information, including a […]


On Monday 2nd June, it was announced in The London Gazette that Sandy Lane Gardening Group from Accrington has received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award is the MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their local community for the benefit of others. This year’s recipients were selected from over 300 groups […]


In June we are celebrating Creative Communities Month! We’ll be offering advice and information, and giving you the opportunity to get involved in events and activities! Please see below for a list of useful resources which will be updated in the coming weeks: Community Champion Awards: Nomination Form Creative Communities Month: Week One Bulletin Creative […]


Congratulations to Pauline, winner of our Service User Achievement Award for April 2014. Despite her learning disability and visual impairment, she works as a volunteer teaching computer skills to people in her local community. Pauline will receive a £50 gift voucher in recognition of her efforts. For more information, including a full list of this […]


In the run-up to our Creative Communities Month in June, we’re inviting you to make nominations for our Community Champion Awards. We are looking for service users or staff who have shown a significant commitment to improving their community or achieved an outcome to be proud of in this area. Winners will receive a certificate and a voucher worth £20. […]


May is Creative Support’s Older Persons’ Month. An events fund is available to relevant services. Please complete this application form and return it by email to natasha.parmar@creativesupport.co.uk. Below is a list of useful resources  which will be updated throughout Older Persons’ Month: Information on Creative Support’s Older Persons’ Services Older Persons’ Month – Useful Links […]


The Space Centre‘s gala ball takes place on Friday 13th June at The Villa, Wrea Green. Places are limited for this popular annual fundraising so book now to avoid disappointment. For more information, take a look at this poster, or call Hilary on 01772 769391.


Congratulations to Paul, winner of our Service User Achievement Award for March 2014. He raised £230 for Epilepsy Action by completing a one mile sponsored swim. Paul will receive a £50 gift voucher in recognition of his efforts. For more information, including a full list of this month’s nominees and Highly Commended Winners, read our […]


Creative Support’s Client Finance Week takes place from 14th – 17th April 2014. Throughout the week, we’re raising awareness of money matters. We’re also inviting our service users and staff to join us for lunch, information stalls, activities and an awards ceremony at our Head Office on Thursday 17th April. To find out more or to […]


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