Monthly Archives: August 2020

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…

In this week’s blog, our CEO discusses the Citizenship Test


The Citizenship application process is a complicated, arduous process which generates huge revenues for the Home Office. The Home Office is planning for a post-Brexit world and I think we need to think more carefully about the function of this application process. As I discussed in a previous blog, we…