Yearly Archives: 2019

Vote now in our Housing Awards 2019

Vote now in our Housing Awards 2019


Creative Support’s Housing Awards 2019 will commend the positive contributions of tenants, tenant groups and staff. Their achievements will be celebrated at our Creative Support ‘Celebrating your Achievements in 2019’ Gala on Wednesday 4th December 2019. Click here to nominate There are five categories in these awards, some are for…

Caped crusaders put on heroic performance in Doncaster

Caped crusaders put on heroic performance in Doncaster


Service users in Doncaster have been exploring a range of themes through theatre with Creative Support’s Artist in Residence, Tess Farley. The project encouraged the group, from the Doncaster Learning Disability Service, to explore their own circumstances and experiences through expressive arts. They explored a range of themes including health,…

Football league kicks off with carnival atmosphere

Football league kicks off with carnival atmosphere


Creative Support’s award-winning Social Inclusion Football League has got underway with a day-long tournament at Witton Park in Blackburn. More than 130 players – including one who walked from Accrington to Blackburn to play for his team ‘Men Dive In’ – took part in the first games of the season.…

Satisfaction survey reveals 97% of service users are happy with Creative Support

Satisfaction survey reveals 97% of service users are happy with Creative Support


A new survey has revealed 97% of Creative Support service users are happy with the support they receive. The survey focus this year was Valued Views. More than 630 people completed and returned the satisfaction surveys which posed five questions: Are you happy with your service from Creative Support? Are…

Superfit Christina shortlisted for Manchester Sports Award

Superfit Christina shortlisted for Manchester Sports Award


Creative Support service user Christina Kitromilides has been shortlisted for a Manchester Sports Award. Christina was first nominated by her gym instructor Mike Dolan, at Arcadia Leisure Centre in Levenshume. Now she’s made it to the final three in the Changing Lifestyles Recognition category and has been invited to a…

Mind Matters – Supporting Mental Health Conversations

Mind Matters – Supporting Mental Health Conversations


October is mental health month at Creative Support, an opportunity for us to encourage service users and staff to talk about their mental health and wellbeing. Mental health problems represent the single largest cause of disability in the UK. People in all walks of life can be affected at any…

Fresher’s Week Success for Liverpool Light

Fresher’s Week Success for Liverpool Light


The Liverpool Light, Creative Support’s pioneering mental health café, has been taking part in Fresher’s Week at John Moore’s University. Staff from the service joined dozens of other organisations during the event at St George’s Hall. Liverpool Light is an out of hours mental health crisis service providing a warm,…

Creative Support champions mental health first aid training


  National care provider, Creative Support, has its own fully-qualified mental health first aid instructor. Leigh Fielding, Quality Enhancement Lead, based at Mansion House in Stockport, was already a Mental Health First Aider. Now she has completed rigorous training with Mental Health First Aid England and is qualified to train…

Richard raises money in memory of his sister

Richard raises money in memory of his sister


Creative Support tenant, Richard Gibbons, has organised a coffee morning to raise money to buy a lasting memorial to his sister and to support MacMillan Nurses. Richard, who is 58 and lives in Guisborough, helped to organise the event himself, inviting friends, relatives and people from other services in the…

Creative Space Centre woodland walk officially openend

Creative Space Centre woodland walk officially openend


A sensory woodland walk, pioneered by Creative Space Centre founder, Alison Birch, has been officially opened this week. Plans for the walk, at the Preston based centre, were first drawn up five years ago when Alison came up with the idea of creating an outside sensory experience. Now, with the help…

Anna’s Blog – a year to be proud of


Creative Support’s Annual General Meeting took place last week, held for the first time at our Creative Together Centre on Swan Street in Manchester and expertly hosted by the Chair of our Trustees, Darrell Johnson. The meeting is a legal requirement to elect trustees and adopt the accounts. It is…

Football league kicks off with carnival atmosphere

Football league kicks off with carnival atmosphere


Creative Support’s award-winning Social Inclusion Football League has got underway with a day-long tournament at Witton Park in Blackburn. More than 130 players – including one who walked from Accrington to Blackburn to play for his team ‘Men Dive In’ – took part in the first games of the season.…

The Together Garden

The Together Garden


Throughout the summer, we have been running a gardening project at Webb Lane Allotments in Stockport. Brian, who comes to the allotment every week, has named the project ‘The Together Garden’ and that’s what we do – garden together. We’ve created an inclusive, welcoming place where people can do as…

Anna’s Blog – ‘Yellowhammer’ confirms Brexit fears


The details of Operation Yellowhammer, finally released earlier this week have confirmed some of my worst fears about a ‘no deal Brexit.’ It will be as I, and so many others have predicted, the poorest and most vulnerable people in the country who will be the hardest hit. The document…

Manchester Recruitment Event


Are you looking for a new role in care? We are currently recruiting for both paid and voluntary roles within Manchester and the surrounding area and will be holding a Recruitment drop-in event on Wednesday 25th September at our Creative Together Centre, located on Swan Street in Manchester City Centre.…

Creative Support CEO says the most vulnerable will be the hardest hit by a no-deal Brexit


Tuesday 10th September 2019 National care provider Creative Support has warned that people with disabilities, older people and those on low incomes will be the worst affected if Britain leaves the EU with no deal. “The availability of food and other essential goods and services is difficult to predict after…

News release – Football league tackling mental health issues wins FA award

News release – Football league tackling mental health issues wins FA award


Creative Support’s Social Inclusion Football League has won ‘Project of the Year’ in the first ever Lancashire FA Annual Awards. Hosted by Old Trafford Stadium Announcer, Alan Keegan, the gala celebration was held to honour and thank all those who have helped football flourish throughout Lancashire. The ‘Project of the…