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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 […]


Press Release: NIA from Birmingham win the shield at Creative Support’s 5-a-side football tournament For all press enquiries, please call Claire Croskery on 0161 236 0829 or email claire.croskery@creativesupport.co.uk


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 […]


Press Release: Blackburn Brasilia win the cup at Creative Support’s 5-a-side football tournament For all press enquiries, please call Claire Croskery on 0161 236 0829 or email claire.croskery@creativesupport.co.uk


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. […]


Last night, ITV Tonight broadcast a report into the lives of people living with dementia. There are now about 800,000 people in the UK with the condition, and presenter Fiona Foster met experts and carers who help those with the illness cope. It’s now estimated that one in three people will develop dementia in the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


This year, Dignity Action Day took place on Saturday 1st February, and Creative Support will be focussing on this important issue throughout the month. We’re asking our service users to share their thoughts on dignity by completing this questionnaire. Please return completed forms to lizz.clark@creativesupport.co.uk by email, or by post to our head office. We’ll […]


Thursday 6th February is Time to Talk Day. Mental health charities Rethink and Mind are leading the campaign that aims to show that “It’s the little things that make a big difference” when it comes to mental health – such as having a cup of tea and a chat. On Time to Talk Day we […]


January is Health and Wellbeing Month at Creative Support! January is a great time to make resolutions to improve your health and wellbeing and make positive changes to feel happier and healthier. Fill in the pledge sheet below and revisit it again on Friday 31st January to see how you’ve got on. Share your stories […]


Service User Consultation Meetings have been taking place during November and December in regions including North Lincs, Cumbria and Lancashire.  Our service users have given us lots of useful feedback on a range of issues and told us what they would like to see from Creative Support in 2014.  It’s not too late to share […]


Social prescriptions are non-medical interventions used to improve mental health and wellbeing. This means that a doctor ‘prescribes’ treatment to work alongside, or as an alternative to, medication and psychological therapies – offering non-medical support within the community. This new intervention recognises the effect that factors such as social isolation have on mental health. People […]


December is Customer Care Month at Creative Support! Customer Care Month 2013 will highlight the importance of good customer care and celebrate the many achievements of staff, service users and volunteers. Customer Care Month will introduce The Creative Way, look at complaints, set out Creative Support’s customer care strategy for 2014 and name this year’s […]


Congratulations to Georgina, October’s Service User Achievement Award winner. She was nominated by Bob, a member of staff at our Kendal Floating Support service, who said: “Georgina has been campaigning for a ‘ring and ride’ service in Cumbria to help people with limited mobility attend local groups, GP surgeries, day centres and other services. She […]


Congratulations to Christopher, September’s Service User Achievement Award winner. He was nominated by Adam, a member of staff at our Darlington Physical & Sensory Impairment service, who said: “Unfortunately, Chris was recently targeted by pickpockets whilst out with friends and had his mobile phone stolen. As a result of the support he has been receiving, […]


Rebecca received the Employee of the Month prize for November. Louise, who nominated her, said: “Rebecca is a brilliant ambassador for the project and for Creative Support. She has innovative ideas to help service users move onto greater independence and she supports to regain confidence and do more activities in the local community by using […]


Stop Hate UK has launched a new 24 hour helpline service, Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime. People in England and Wales who have experienced, witnessed or know someone who is experiencing learning disability hate crime can contact the helpline on 0808 802 1155 for support and information. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, […]