Employment and Volunteering

Do you want a career supporting people with learning disabilities in their own homes or in supported tenancies? Are you hardworking, flexible and motivated? Our Calderdale services are holding a recruitment open day on Tuesday 23rd September from 12-7.30pm at the The White Swan Hotel, Princess Street, Halifax, HX1 1TS. Full time and part-time posts are […]

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 […]

In our latest blog post, Creative Support service user Paul shares his thoughts on what it takes to be a good support worker. “What makes a good support recovery worker is one who takes interest in our pastimes and hobbies as well as helping us to get better at our own pace. All the staff […]

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 […]

Creative Support is a finalist in the Skills for Care 2013/14 Accolades in the Best Employer Support for the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) category. The prestigious Skills for Care Accolades, which are now in their eleventh year, reward the best in adult social care. They are awarded to organisations and employers who […]

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 […]

Our Choices For Life service in Hartlepool celebrated the opening of their new premises and Creative Café with an open day on Friday 5th July. The event, attended by guests including the Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council Christopher Akers-Belcher, included musical entertainment, craft sessions and an opportunity to tour the venue and sample some of […]

Volunteers’ Week 2013 is taking place from 1st – 7th June. The annual occasion aims to celebrate the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Full details are available on the Volunteering England website. Creative Support would like to take this opportunity thank the people who give up their time to help our […]

Would you like to work for Creative Support’s services in the West Midlands? Our forthcoming Recruitment Fair is the ideal opportunity for you to find out about current opportunities in your area and learn more about jobs in health and social care. The event takes place from 11am – 4pm on 17th May at our […]

We are currently recruiting Support Workers for our Outreach team in Salford, to apply please click here. Rosamund is a Senior Support Worker in Salford currently working on our Outreach team. Below she has written a brief summary of her experience in the role. I currently work as part of the Outreach team in Salford; it’s […]

My name is Lucy and I am the Development Officer for Creative Support in the North East. I have been in this role since June 2012 and I have enjoyed pretty much every minute of it! The North East region is pretty large, we work from the top of Tyneside down to Whitby in North […]

My name is Philip Sykes and I have been working for Creative Support since October 2006. Creative Support has given me years worth of varied roles and unforgettable experiences and has supported me to follow my own creative endeavours. I  studied New Music and Media at UCLAN in Preston and graduated in 2003. I learnt […]

One of our Administration Interns has been busy this month making her way into the news! Beth joined Creative Support in the West Midlands as part of her Business Administration Apprenticeship and has been a valued member of the team since. Beth recently made the news for her hard work and development at Enta. After […]

What is your job title? Graduate Development Officer What does this involve? A bit of everything – I am attached to one of the Directors so I work in several different areas in the North of England. What I’m doing tends to change from week to week depending on the development needs of different services. […]

What is your job title? Tendering and Development Officer  What does this involve? Local Councils commission care and support services through a competitive tendering process. It is the job of myself and the other members of the Tendering and Development team to demonstrate that Creative Support has the expertise and experience to deliver the service […]

What is your job title? Support Worker How long have you worked at Creative Support? Three years at the end of March 2013. What would a general day’s work look like for you? I come into work and look at the daily duty sheet to see what timetable of events I have been allocated for […]

My name is Hannah McCann and I have worked with Creative Support since June 2012. I am the Development Officer for Cumbria and I can happily say that I absolutely love my job. This blog will tell you a little bit about the circumstances that led me to this job, and why I enjoy it […]

Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Along with the other service users here at the project I’ve been informed of a Student Social Worker that’s joining us soon. I for one hope that they will find their time […]