North West


In this post, James shows us some of his latest art work. Thanks for sharing James! I got lots of ideas for painting from the artist Jackson Pollock. I go to an art class in Chorley, where I make amazing masterpieces! I call myself the Amazing Firecracker because “I’m on fire!” This painting is a […]

May

12

Bond Forever


In this post, James tells us about his Bond collection – and gives some great advice on where to pick up some good bargains! When I went into Chorley to have a look around the shops, something caught my eye as I walked past a charity shop. I had to go and get it. It was […]


In this post, James returns to tell us about another one of his hobbies – collecting autographs from the stars of EastEnders. Check out James’ collection below!  I love watching soaps, such as Eastenders, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and Coronation Street. I like the actors, actresses, the gossip they do and they’re easy to watch. I have a hobby of […]


In this post, our service user James shares some of his favourite locations for going on nature walks in Chorley! My name is James and I live in Chorley. I would like to tell you some things about Chorley. I go out on support and enjoy nature walks, canal walks and local parks. There is a […]


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 […]


Season six of the Creative Support Football League at Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre came to a close on Friday 20th June. Everton were crowned Division 1 champions, Wigan topped Division 2, and Stockport Utd won the Social Inclusion Cup! The new season begins on Friday 18th July and there are two places available in Division […]


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 […]


Press Release: Sandy Lane Gardening Group receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service  For all press enquiries, please call Claire Croskery on 0161 236 0829 or email claire.croskery@creativesupport.co.uk


In our latest blog, Creative Support service user Tony tells us about his experiences of being a radio presenter on the inclusive online station LDOK.net, and explains why you should get involved: “My time as an LDOK radio presenter has been a great journey and experience. It began in the summer of 2013 (which sounds a little like […]


The Space Centre‘s gala ball takes place on Friday 13th June at The Villa, Wrea Green. Places are limited for this popular annual fundraising so book now to avoid disappointment. For more information, take a look at this poster, or call Hilary on 01772 769391.


Comment by Service Director Gary Sheehan: Manchester as an Age-Friendly City For all press enquiries, please call Claire Croskery on 0161 236 0829 or email claire.croskery@creativesupport.co.uk


Creative Support’s partners at The Heroes Project are offering our service users and staff discounted tickets to enjoy an ice hockey game in Manchester. Manchester Phoenix are set to take on the Swindon Wildcats at 5.30pm on Sunday 2nd March. Entry to the Phoenix Community Stand at the Silver Blades Ice Dome in Altrincham costs […]


Our Breakthrough service in Manchester held a spooky Halloween party on Thursday 31st October. The night started with a screening of a horror film which starred Breakthrough members and was shot at Creative Support’s Head Office. Halloween music and fancy dress outfits added to the scary atmosphere. Guests enjoyed a delicious ‘ghoulash’ soup with crusty […]


On Wednesday 11th September, Creative Support hosted a stall at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust’s Hi! Tea event at Manchester Town Hall. On the day, there were information stalls and activities, and the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust held their annual general meeting. The event was free to attend and open […]


Creative Support will be marking World Mental Health Day with a variety show featuring our talented service users! The event takes place on Tuesday 8th October 2013  from 7pm – 11pm at The Frog and Bucket in Manchester city centre Would you like to take part? We’re looking for talented people to perform on the evening. Do you […]


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 […]


Service users and staff at Creative Support’s Brownley Road project plan and arrange themed events every month. They held a masquerade ball in June, a cowboys and indians BBQ in July and, most recently, a 1960s flower power party in August with live music from a member of Herman’s Hermits. The latest event was a […]


We rolled up in our big blue van to the Brunswick Mill rehearsal studio, situated right in the heart of Manchester. The weather was sweltering outside and all I could think about was wearing a Hawaiian shirt on a beach, but today we had only one mission – we were going to rock! First up […]


On Wednesday 10th July, Shawe Road held an open day for friends, families and local agencies. The service has recently been refurbished and the open day was a great opportunity to showcase the fantastic work that has been done at Shawe Road. Guests at the open day enjoyed a delicious buffet while DJ Errol entertained […]

Jun

13

Carers Week


This week it’s Carers Week, 10th- 16th June. The first question you might ask when you hear that it’s Carers Week is ‘What is a carer?’ Carers.org defines a carer as, ‘someone of any age who provides paid or unpaid support to people who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for […]