Events and Activities

Michael from our outreach service in Leicestershire has been busy organising a monthly disco for local Creative Support service users. The disco, which runs on Thursday evenings once monthly, from 7pm until 9pm is organised and DJ’d by Michael. Held at the local community centre, Michael charges £4 a ticket which covers the cost of […]

The Helm, our drop-in service in Lancaster, held their Summer Craft Fair on Friday 31st May. The event was attended by Councillor June Ashworth, Mayor of Lancaster, who toured the project and greeted service users. Throughout the day, handicrafts made by members The Helm’s art, sewing and craft groups were on sale. There was a […]

Wigan has certainly been in the football spotlight recently. Underdogs Wigan Athletic FC beat 2011-2012 Premier League champions Manchester City to win the FA Cup then went on to be relegated from the top flight. And last Saturday, Wigan Soccerdome played host to the biggest date in the football calendar: Creative Support’s annual 5-a-side football […]

On Saturday 18th May, service users and staff headed to Wigan, the home of the 2013 FA Cup winners, for Creative Support’s annual 5-a-side football tournament. Before kick-off, Pete Baldwin from PB Personal Training led a warm-up session to get the teams ready for the games ahead. This year, 24 teams participated in the tournament, […]

The Helm, Creative Support’s service in Lancaster, is holding a Summer Craft Fair on Friday 31st May 2013 from 11am – 3pm. Handicrafts made by members of the service’s art, sewing and craft workshops will be on sale. There will be a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses and activities for children including badge […]

Creative Support’s football league, in partnership with the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, is  now halfway through its fourth season. The football league, which takes place once a month at the Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre, seeks to address the isolation, stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health and emotional wellbeing. It also supports and addresses issues around […]

Creative Support’s Client Finance Week is now underway! On Thursday, the Client Finance Week Event will be taking place at the Mechanics’ Institute in Manchester and we’ll celebrate the achievements of service users and staff at our Client Finance Week awards ceremony. Thank you to everyone who has nominated in the Client Finance Week awards. […]

Creative Support’s Client Finance Week is coming soon from 29th April – 3rd May 2013. During the week we’ll be highlighting important money matters in a series of helpful bulletins. We will also be holding an event and awards ceremony at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester on Thursday 2nd May. The day will be an […]

Service users and staff at The Lighthouse, Creative Support’s service in Cleveleys, held an open day on Wednesday 24th April. The event was organised by members of the community group at The Lighthouse who have benefited from the service and wanted to make the local community aware of the events and advice on offer. Guests […]

Digital Unite’s Spring Online campaign takes place this week. This annual event is dedicated to encouraging more people to join the online world. Spring Online began life as Silver Surfers’ Day back in 2002. The aim was to introduce older people to the world of technology by encouraging libraries, community centres, schools and sheltered housing […]

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 […]

Creative Support’s 5-a-side football tournament is taking place on Saturday 18th May this year at Lucozade Powerleague Soccerdome in Wigan from 11am – 6pm. The popular event, which has been held annually for the past four years, was won in 2012 by Vicvale Vikings from Cumbria. Places are available on a first come, first served basis. […]

Since February, our Get Active Grant has provided £2,500 of funding to projects encouraging our service users to become more fit and healthy. The closing date for applications has now passed. We are pleased to announce that we are relaunching our Gardening Grant which has already provided over £12,000 to enable our service users to […]

In January, Creative Support’s Breakthrough service won £37.73 from the Manchester Evening News’ Wish Campaign. Our dedicated service users and staff collected a fantastic 1,564 tokens to raise funds and buy some new supplies for the service. After careful consideration, the money has been put towards running new DJ skills sessions. Support worker Matthew – […]

Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Here we are with another blog – Now the weather is starting to take a turn for the better we can start to look into a number of things that have been […]

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 […]

Spring Online Week is taking place from the 22nd to 26th of April 2013. The award winning campaign helps thousands of people learn about and use computers, the internet and technology. This year, the Digital Unite Trust is offering grants of £100 for people and organisations to hold digital taster events for their local communities. […]

Hi! My name is Mike Edwards and I am Development Officer for the North East region, working alongside Lucy Allen. I have worked for Creative Support since 2008, as a Support Worker on Middlesbrough’s Floating Support team. I enjoy working for Creative Support, meeting and working with service users and staff and I am looking […]

To coincide with Manchester City Council’s Hate Crime Awareness Week and the 10th anniversary of Safer Internet Day, we held a Hate Crime and Internet Safety event in Manchester on Friday 8th February. Guests watched a short film about hate crime and discussed the issue with guest speakers from Victim Support, the LGF and Greater […]

We all know how fun and useful it is to use the internet for socialising, shopping, information and entertainment. So, to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Safer Internet Day, we’ve come up with a list of essential advice for taking care of yourself online. Choose a strong password and change it regularly ‘ilikecats’ is […]