Equality and Diversity

Two of our Support Workers from the West Midlands contacted us to tell us how the people they care for experienced discrimination on a trip to the cinema. Here, they discuss their experiences, and explain how the situation was resolved: Two service users from  Foresters Fold, Dudley Supported Living Service were the subject of discrimination […]

On Saturday 24th August, Creative Support took part in the Manchester Pride Parade for the fourth year running. The theme was ‘Acceptable in the 80s’ and everyone who attended dressed up for the occasion. Our float was decorated in a 1980s style as we toured the streets of the city playing our favourite songs from […]

Creative Support stood proud last weekend at the Manchester Pride festival! Pride is about raising awareness and celebrating the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community, and this year we did both! Only 46 years ago it was a criminal offence to be homosexual, but now many LGBT people are ‘out’ and their social visibility has […]

This time last year the Paralympics was in full swing; tears of joy were shed, records were broken and athletes basked in the glow of their gleaming medals. Paralympic fever grasped Britain and inspire they did. But when the last ball was kicked and the last length was swum, when the last medal was given […]

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 […]

We celebrated International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March at our projects around the country. In Manchester, we held three events across the city. Activities included a self-defence class held by Freedom Personal Safety, visits from Greater Manchester Police Community Support Officers, quizzes, Zumba, cake making competitions and Mother’s Day craft sessions. Guests at our […]

Creative Support attended a Health and Wellbeing Day organised by the Somali Adult Social Care Association on Wednesday 26th September. At the event, held at the Trinity House Community Centre in Rusholme, staff from our Manchester Community Services were on hand to provide information on the care we offer in the local area. Other organisations which […]

Residents at Kwanzaa House in Manchester have recently been learning about fire safety and what to do in an emergency situation. A group of service users took part in a course provided by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. Members of Moss Side Fire Station’s Blue Watch visited the service on September 19th to present […]

We have had an amazing summer of sport and I have been particularly inspired by the Paralympic athletes who are currently adorning our television screens. The London Paralympics have been the biggest yet and team GB are making the country proud – they currently have 54 medals and are number two on the medals table! […]

On Saturday 25th August, Creative Support took part in the Manchester Pride parade for the third time, and this year our float was bigger and better than ever! Our theme was ‘Creative Support Garden Party‘ and everyone who attended wore fabulous costumes. Tinker Bell, a cat and mouse, Care Bears, a tiger, butterflies, a panda and […]

Creative Support has been shortlisted in the ‘Diverse Companies’ category at the National Diversity Awards 2012. We are proud to have been recognised for our efforts to promote equal opportunities throughout our organisation. Other nominees for the prize include Lancashire Constabulary, the Co-Operative Group and Blackburn and Darwen PCT. The awards ceremony takes place on […]