north east


Tony is a regular contributor to our Creative Life magazine. Every week, he hosts Tony’s Time Machine on LDOK, an inclusive online radio station. In this blog post, he tells us about his experience over the last two years. January 2014 – After short trial runs of 1 hour per month, Tony’s Time Machine was […]


Christmas was a very busy time for Creative Support in the North East! Service users and staff at Middlesbrough’s Albert Terrace project showed festive charitable sprit by donating to their local food bank. With the support of staff, friends and family, they started collecting non-perishable food for several months before Christmas. A special hamper-making craft […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post. Now another year has come to an end, I feel inclined to reflect on my continuing progress during 2013. Though I still have the medical conditions that make it necessary to take various medications, that’s second nature now, which is […]


On Thursday 25th July Creative Support’s North East services held a sports day and summer fair. Over 180 service users and staff attended the event in Middlesbrough at Acklam Grange School. The event received funding from Creative Support and also worked in partnership with Tees Valley Sports in receiving a grant from the Community Games project. […]


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 […]


The Dorman’s Disco from strength to strength The Dorman’s Disco, a weekly disco hosted by Creative Support at the Dorman’s Club in Middlesbrough, has had a lot to cheer about lately. It has celebrated its second birthday, raised money for charity and is now expanding with the opening of a new night. The event began […]


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 […]


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 […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Hello it’s The Prisoner here again! Well “I am number 6” – you need to have one foot in the grave like me to remember the BBC comedy starring Richard Wilson and […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. On Monday the 1st April we visited the historic city of York in the company of Linda Robinson, one of my support team. This had come about at my request to avoid […]


My colleague Lucy and I attended an event recently. Little Cog, a disability arts organisation, hosted Love and Hate in the Tees Valley: Champions of Change. The event was the culmination of a project aimed at raising the profile of disability hate crime. The project involved workshops in schools and with statutory bodies designed to […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Hello Brian here, Just thought it was time I brought you up to speed, especially to those people out there in IT land. I would like to let you all know what’s […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. It has been getting a bit busy in my diary recently regarding various trips. Quite a few are in conjunction with my project in so far that they involve the rest of […]


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 […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Well it’s yours truly Brian here with all the latest – the quiz nights are still on hold and the garden project just awaits the change in the weather for work on […]


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 […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Hi there, I’ve been chatting to member of staff Mark recently about the changes I’ve noticed in myself since I decided to accept the support that is there for the taking. I […]


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 […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. The 15th of January saw me attend a Creative Support session about service users taking advantage of sports opportunities and other means of becoming active. They suggested starting at a steady pace […]


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 […]