Yearly Archives: 2021

Black History Month Newsletter- Read Here!

Black History Month Newsletter- Read Here!


Our Black History Month Newsletter is now available for everybody to read! Our 18-page booklet is packed full of history, interviews and updates, as well as inspirational and powerful stories from our staff and the people we support. We look at how Black History Month came to be, the impact…

October’s Employee Appreciation Giveaway

October’s Employee Appreciation Giveaway


Tell us about a colleague you appreciate – each month we’ll give away 10 boxes of chocolates, and will draw an overall winner every quarter who will win an extra special prize! We’re bringing back our Employee Appreciation Giveaway for another round of awards. As part of our 30th anniversary…

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 interested to hear from service users in a live Zoom meeting on Tuesday 2nd November from 2pm - 3.30pm Service users are welcome to join the Zoom meeting, raise issues or ask questions themselves, or alternatively our host can ask them. All questions will…

World Menopause Day

World Menopause Day


Today marks World Menopause Day, established to create awareness of the menopause and of the support options available for improving health and wellbeing. The menopause typically occurs between the ages of 45 to 55, with the average starting age being 51. It is a naturally occurring process when the body…

Join us at our Halloween Dorman’s Disco


Welcome back to The Dorman's Disco! For 2021 we will be hosting 3 special party events. The first being our Halloween Party on Tuesday 26th October, 7-9pm, doors opening at 6.30pm. The event will be held at Dorman Long United Athletic Club, Oxford Road, Linthorpe, TS5 5DT. Tickets are £3,…

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day


From the LGBTQ+ Network October 11th is National Coming Out day, an annual day of awareness intended to support LGBTQ+ people to “come out” and share their sexual orientation or gender identity with someone, such as telling a loved one that they are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* or any other…

The History of Black History Month

The History of Black History Month


Every October marks Black History Month in the UK, but do you know how it all began? Nowadays, Black History Month is a widely celebrated and acknowledged time of the year where people come together to recognise and appreciate Black people’s contributions to society. In the UK, Black History Month…

Introduction to Black History Month


October in the UK marks Black History Month, a time to acknowledge and reflect on the many contributions, achievements and untold stories of Black people throughout history. This month also gives everyone the opportunity to celebrate, listen to and learn from the diverse experiences of Black people in the UK…

How to Have Dementia-Friendly Conversations

How to Have Dementia-Friendly Conversations


When someone you know has a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis, you might worry about having conversations with them for a number of reasons. This could be because you fear upsetting them, or you’re unsure about how to remind them about something. Whatever the reason, we know this can be unfamiliar…

How To Talk About Alzheimer’s

How To Talk About Alzheimer’s


The way we talk about Alzheimer’s and dementia matters. Using inaccurate words can encourage harmful stereotypes that affect not just how we think about people with dementia, but also how they feel about themselves. Using more person-centred language can help empower people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and can be another…

Bi Visibility Day


Today marks Bi Visibility Day, a day to raise awareness, share insight and experiences, and celebrate people who are bisexual. To mark the occasion, Creative Support’s LGBTQ+ Network have shared their bisexual heroes from throughout history and discussed their lives, what they mean to them, and the importance of bi…

Moving on Up (and Out!)

Moving on Up (and Out!)


Back in early 2020, married couple Roy and Christine in Doncaster were living separately in private rented housing. They both felt isolated and were struggling with life’s pressures. Roy was referred to Creative Support in January and was supported by Joy who helped him find a solid foundation again. Joy…

Alzheimer’s and Dementia in the Media


Many of us will have an understanding of Alzheimer’s, either through work, in our personal lives, or from the media. An estimated 1 in 16 people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in their lifetime, and with this figure increasing, it’s really important to have a good understanding of the condition…

Creative Life Magazine – OUT NOW

Creative Life Magazine – OUT NOW


We are delighted to announce that our latest edition of Creative Life magazine is now available to read and enjoy! This issue is a special celebratory edition, jam-packed full of inspirational stories from people across the country who have been part of our journey over the last 30 years. From…

Join Creative Voices, our Service User forum

Join Creative Voices, our Service User forum


Creative Voices is a national service user forum - join us for our first meeting. The forum is about the organisation listening to you about your ideas and thoughts for Creative Support. We hope to welcome more involvement in our wonderful 30 year old company. Please join us on Zoom…

Dementia-Friendly Housing and Communities


Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia, affecting around one in every 14 people over the age of 65. People with Alzheimer’s have additional support needs, and a dementia-friendly community can help to make sure they are comfortable, safe and supported in their everyday life. Around 850,000 people in the UK…

A day in the life of… a Garden Pathways Mentor

A day in the life of… a Garden Pathways Mentor


We spoke to Jaci, a Garden Pathways Service Co-ordinator in Dudley, and Daniela, a Garden Pathways Mentor, who have walked us through a day in the life of…a Garden Pathways Mentor. Read on to hear more about working in the great outdoors and what it feels like to work in…

Share your stories for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Share your stories for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month


This September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and here at Creative Support we are taking part to raise awareness and empower the people in our community who live with Alzheimer’s. Just by taking the time to talk and learn more about Alzheimer’s, we can challenge harmful stererotypes and shine a spotlight…

Proud to Celebrate Pride


Throughout August we’ve been asking you to tell us about how you celebrate your Pride. We’ve collected all of your wonderful responses and turned them into 4 fabulous posters that you can hang at your service to celebrate Pride all year round! This was open to everyone of every sexuality…

Creative Support Employee Appreciation Giveaway

Creative Support Employee Appreciation Giveaway


Tell us about a colleague you appreciate - each month we’ll give away 10 boxes of chocolates, and will draw an overall winner every quarter who will win an extra special prize! We’re bringing back our Employee Appreciation Giveaway, and this time it’s bigger than ever. As part of our…