Yearly Archives: 2020

Photography Competition – Your Year Captured!

Photography Competition – Your Year Captured!


They say a photo tells a thousand words...so what would your photo of the year say? As 2020 draws to and end, let us introduce you to the grand finale of our Photography Competition awards! We would like to see the photos you have taken over this challenging year that portray the resilience, innovation…

November 2020 Exceptional Staff Achieve Q Winners!

November 2020 Exceptional Staff Achieve Q Winners!


Creative Support strives to achieve a high-quality service at all times, through our support workers, service managers and teams. This year we have seen an incredible sense of collective purpose to make things work and maintain an excellent level of service for the people we support. As we are still…

BOOK NOW for our Cook-Along Zoom Session – Wednesday 18th November

BOOK NOW for our Cook-Along Zoom Session – Wednesday 18th November


To help us stay connected throughout Winter 2020, we're planning a series of online Zoom sessions We're excited to invite the people we support to our Cook-Along Zoom session which will be held on: Wednesday 18th November,    2 pm - 3.15 pm In this session we will be using…

Would you like to ask a question to our Board of Trustees?

Would you like to ask a question to our Board of Trustees?


Members of the Board will be available to answer your questions in a live zoom meeting on Tuesday 8th December from 1:30 - 3:30pm. You are welcome to join the Zoom meeting (please confirm early due to limited spaces). If you want to ask your question yourself, please do, alternatively…

Service User Award Winners October 2020

Service User Award Winners October 2020


Our Service User Awards are held every month and recognise the amazing achievements of our service users and tenants across the country. We received an incredible 34 nominations for this round of Service User Awards! It was truly humbling to hear about our service users amazing achievements and how individuals…

Introducing our Winter Wellbeing Grants 2020!

Introducing our Winter Wellbeing Grants 2020!


We are delighted to introduce our Winter Wellbeing Grants programme! Discover the joys of nature this winter! Winter is coming and we continue to cope with Covid, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy yourself! In fact, there are lots of winter activities which bring us a great deal…

October 2020 Exceptional Staff Achieve Q Award Winners!

October 2020 Exceptional Staff Achieve Q Award Winners!


Creative Support strives to achieve a high-quality service at all times, through our support workers, service managers and teams. Over the last six months, we have seen a great sense of collective purpose to make things work. As we are still living and working through the Covid-19 pandemic we want…

98% of Service Users are happy with their support from Creative Support

98% of Service Users are happy with their support from Creative Support


After a challenging year for all of us, we are delighted to report excellent results from our 2020 Service User Satisfaction Survey. Our Service User Satisfaction Survey is designed to gain important feedback directly from service users, providing vital insight into their feelings about the support we provide. This is…

The Black History Month special edition of Creative Life is available now!

The Black History Month special edition of Creative Life is available now!


Welcome to our special edition of Creative Life for Black History Month 2020! In this edition, you will find some details of our organisational plan and Manifesto for Action, alongside staff and service user stories. We want to extend our thanks to all those who responded to our emails about…

Creative Space Centre fundraising phone call from Santa!

Creative Space Centre fundraising phone call from Santa!


Looking for a way to make this Christmas extra special for the little ones this year? Amaze your loved ones this Christmas by receiving a personalised phone call from Santa Claus! The Creative Space Centre, the UK’s largest multi-sensory centre in the UK, is giving children the opportunity to speak…

September 2020 Exceptional Staff Achieve Q Award Winners!

September 2020 Exceptional Staff Achieve Q Award Winners!


Creative Support strives to achieve a high-quality service at all times, through our support workers, service managers and teams. Over the last six months, we have seen a great sense of collective purpose to make things work. As we are still living and working through the Covid-19 pandemic we want…

The latest edition of our Creative Life magazine is out now!

The latest edition of our Creative Life magazine is out now!


This year has been an immensely challenging time for us all as COVID-19 has put strain on services, communities and families. In spite of this, the Creative Support community has come together, showing great resilience, innovation and resourcefulness. In this edition of Creative Life we wanted to celebrate the positive…

Coronavirus (COVID-19)


For Creative Support the welfare and health of our service users, staff and any third-party workers are our highest priority and we will continue to follow Public Health England and NHS advice. As part of this we are in the process of reviewing and rolling out our services business continuity…

Black Lives Matter – Manifesto for Action

Black Lives Matter – Manifesto for Action


Following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, so shortly after the death of Breonna Taylor due to police brutality, we saw the whole world wake up. The recent barbaric shooting of Jacob Blake, and now the death of Daniel Prude, have increased the sense of outrage. We acknowledge…

In this week’s blog, our CEO discusses the impact of COVID on BAME communities


Brent Poverty Commission (established this year) released the results of its 6 month review into poverty in the Borough in August. The report shows that, after housing costs are taking into account, 33% of households live in poverty (17% excluding housing costs) and 43% of children live in poverty (22%…

In this week’s blog, our CEO discusses the impact of Domestic Abuse during lockdown


An investigation by Panorama and Women’s Aid into the impact of Domestic Abuse during lockdown has just been released and was screened last Monday night. The results are nothing short of terrifying. The implementation of lockdown was very necessary for wider public safety but the spike in domestic abuse was…

In this week’s blog, our CEO discusses Maternal Deaths


In 2017 the UK ranked 26th for rates of maternal death across all Countries, aligning us approximately with Germany, North Macedonia, Slovenia and Turkmenistan. Loss is always very sad, but there is something about deaths during pregnancy and labour that creates particularly intense sadness. Most probably because we can all…

Creative Support gardeners dig deep to supply food banks

Creative Support gardeners dig deep to supply food banks


Creative Support’s long-standing Sandy Lane Gardening Group has been diversifying to provide fresh produce to food banks during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The group was established 11 years ago by Creative Support service users and others with mental health issues, to design a garden haven at the Sandy Lane project in…

Staff survey reveals staff felt supported during the COVID-19 Pandemic


We have been doing our best to support our valued staff team during the COVID-19 Pandemic, recognising the huge strain the last few months have put on everyone both personally and professionally. To make sure we understood staff members experience, how we were doing and how we could improve we…