Monthly Archives: August 2019

Anna’s Blog – Our CEO looks at the shocking rise in drug-related deaths


It can come as no surprise to anyone with any insight into the misuse of drugs that record levels of drug related deaths coincide with extensive cuts to rehabilitation services. New figures show that around 56 people die every week in England and Wales due to drug abuse. Last year…

Manchester Pride Parade 2019

Manchester Pride Parade 2019


On Saturday 24th August, Creative Support took part in the Manchester Pride parade 2019. Over 200 organisations came together to celebrate Manchesters LGBT+ community. Our Creative Together centre in Manchester designed and made their own costumes as well as making decorations for our open-top double-decker bus which took us around…

Creative Support’s LGBT+ network Q+A session at Creative Together


In the run up to Manchester Pride this weekend, members of Creative Support's LGBT+ network held a Q+A at our Creative Together centre about the experiences of LGBT+ people and some of the issues the community face today. The group spoke openly and asked questions without judgment, and everyone agreed on the…

Anna’s Blog – Why Young Care Leavers fair so badly in Modern Britain


Fifty percent of young people now go to university. If you've been in care that figure drops to just six percent. Our CEO Anna Lunts looks at why young care leavers fair so badly in modern Britain.  Diane Abbot, Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington and Shadow Home…

2019 Art Competition is now open!

2019 Art Competition is now open!


It is that time of year again! We want you to send in your fantastic paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, crafts and everything else in between. Entries will be judged by members of Creative Supports Board of Trustees, all winners will be included in the 2019 Creative Support calendar and will…

Manchester Pride – 24th August

Manchester Pride – 24th August


August is Pride month at Creative Support. It's a great opportunity to celebrate your identity, whether that's at LGBT+ events across the country or celebrating at your local summer festivals and events in your area. Let us know what you are getting up to! This year the marketing team will…

New Release – Support workers turn their hand to gardening to create a sensory success

New Release – Support workers turn their hand to gardening to create a sensory success


Creative Support staff in Sheffield have designed and built an autism friendly sensory garden. Staff liaised with residents about what they would like to include in the garden at Mansfield View and then designed and planned the space. The newly refurbished garden includes astro turf, sensory games, brightly painted planters…