North West

On Monday 19th November we celebrated International Men’s Day with an afternoon of discussion, entertainment and information for our male service users and staff at Manchester Digital Laboratory. The event aimed to encourage men to take care of their physical and mental health and promote positive male role models. Guests enjoyed a variety of music and […]

Our Breakthrough service in Manchester celebrated Halloween with a spooky party. Take a look at a gallery of photos from the event below!

In the upcoming month Creative Support will be celebrating International Men’s Day by holding a celebration event in central Manchester. The event will include speakers, performance poetry and workshops. Many Creative Support employees and service users will also be supporting Movember, the campaign that raises awareness about prostate cancer through competitive moustache growing. We look […]

My name is Natasha Kirby and today is my two year anniversary working at Creative Support! I am the Marketing Assistant based at head office. I started working in the organisation as an apprentice and really didn’t know what to expect – it’s my first job and I was only 18 years old. I remember […]

Creative Support is taking part in the Manchester Evening News’ Wish initiative. We’re aiming to win a share of £25,000 to spend on art materials for our Breakthrough service. You can help by collecting tokens from the paper from now until Saturday 17th November and sending them to our Head Office. For more information, call […]

Creative Support’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on Thursday 27th September at the National Football Museum in Manchester. Our Chief Executive, Anna Lunts, gave a presentation showcasing all our achievements in the last year to an audience of service users and staff members. Highlights included our Jubilee and Olympic events, and the many new […]

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 […]

My first day at Creative Support was Monday 18th June 2012. Before then I had worked for a year in a high street bookmakers. When I tell people this they are generally quite surprised although I’m not really sure why … When I took the job at the bookies I had just graduated from University. […]

Today is one of the busiest days of the year at Creative Support’s Head Office as we prepare for our Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year it is set to take place in the National Football Museum at Urbis in Manchester. The meeting is a chance for our staff to look back at our achievements and […]

Creative Support runs a Social Inclusion Service based in Blackburn. The service aims to support service users with mental health needs to feel included in their community. Service users can also get involved in the project through volunteering. As well as encouraging our current service users, Creative Support seeks to involve service users who have […]

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 […]

Panorama has spent much of the spring and summer months filming in Shadsworth, a deprived estate in Blackburn. The finished documentary was aired on BBC1 last night at 9.00pm with the alleged intention of giving a balanced view of life on the estate. Having watched the documentary I can’t help but feel extremely disappointed with […]

It doesn’t matter what age you are, it is always important to stay fit and healthy. Our bodies find it easier to avoid injury if we keep them in a good condition. Take a look at 5 ways for older people to maintain their agility: 1.  Choose activities that you will enjoy, as this makes it easer […]

Our Bredon Respite Care Service in Runcorn held an open day on Saturday 8th September to give families, care professionals and members of the local community the opportunity to visit the service. The event was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Halton, Tom and Angela McInerney, who met service users and staff and even took […]

Across the country, adult day services have been changing. This may be due to cuts, but also due to the increasing drive to make services more person centred and innovative. Traditionally, adult day centres have been places for people to socialise, participate in group activities and receive support. Day Centres provide a valuable service for […]

Creative Support’s Trafford Compass social inclusion service held an open day to celebrate its relaunch at new premises in Sale. The event was attended by Mayor of Trafford Patricia Young alongside our service users and staff, and representatives from our partner organisations in the local community including Trafford Council, Phoenix Futures, Trafford Housing Trust, and […]

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’s Annual General Meeting is set to take place on Thursday 27th September at the National Football Museum in Manchester. The event is your chance to find out all about what we have achieved in the past twelve months. Refreshments will be provided, a disco and live music performance will take place after the […]

Would you like to join a steering group for service users interested in improving our service user webpages? We recently held a meeting in Manchester to share ideas about how we could develop the webpages and it was decided that a service user group will be set up for those who want to get involved. […]

On the 17th and 18th of August service users in Breakthrough were joined by young people for a two day team work event. The event was run by the Challenge Network, a summer programme for young people. Over six weeks, programme participants learnt independent living skills, confidence, team work and citizenship. In the run up […]