Monthly Archives: March 2022

Storytelling Month; Easy Read

Storytelling Month; Easy Read


‘Easy Read’ is a style of writing and formatting documents which makes information easier to understand for people with a learning disability or learning difficulties. The idea of easy read originated in Sweden in the 1980’s, and according to the BBC, the first major Easy Read document published in the…

Creative Support Rocks 30 is back!

Creative Support Rocks 30 is back!


We're back to rock n' roll this spring! With brighter weather coming our way, we're bringing back our nationwide community art project. We loved seeing all of your creative rocks last year, and we can't wait to see what creativity this year brings! How to take part: 1. First of all,…

Join our fantastic team in Bedford!

Join our fantastic team in Bedford!


Thinking of starting an exciting career in care? We chatted with the lovely team in Bromham in Bedford, who talked to us about how much they love working at the Glade- so much so that when they'd left for other roles, it wasn’t long before they were back! “It’s a…

Storytelling Month; BSL and Makaton

Storytelling Month; BSL and Makaton


British Sign Language (BSL) Sign language is a way of communicating with your hands, facial expressions and body language. It is used by the Deaf community and people with hearing impairments. There is no universal sign language- each community has its own system of signs. Sign language also has its…

Anna’s Blog – Racial Bias in Mental Health Units


As discussed in my last blog, on September 3rd 2010, 23 year old Olaseni ‘Seni’ Lewis was killed by excessive use of force while being supported by Bethlem Royal Hospital in London. This day changed the Lewis family’s lives forever, and began a decade long fight to improve the rights…

Anna’s Blog – The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018


The announcement that the Mental Health (Use of Force) Act 2018 will finally come into force from March 31st this year is very welcome news. After years of delays since the initial consultations and announcement of the Act in 2018, the full details were recently published, and will create necessary…

Storytelling Month- Braille

Storytelling Month- Braille


  What is braille? “Blind people must be treated as equals, and communication is the way this can be brought about” – Louis Braille Braille is type of communication made up of raised dots which can be used by visually impaired or blind people to read and write. Contrary to…

Storytelling Month- Audiobooks; the Old Modern

Storytelling Month- Audiobooks; the Old Modern


Hundreds of years ago, long before we wrote books, we told stories to our friends and family out loud. Stories are as old as human language itself, and people would gather to hear these stories and pass them down through generations. This method of storytelling is as old as they…

International Women’s Day- Interview with MIMA winner Toni

International Women’s Day- Interview with MIMA winner Toni


We spoke with Team Leader and Manager Toni in Manchester, who recently won Manager of the Year in the Made in Manchester Awards! She’s told us about her Creative Support journey, and how it felt to win the coveted award. “I’ve worked for Creative Support for ten years now,” explained…

International Women’s Day- Interview with MIMA winner Hollie

International Women’s Day- Interview with MIMA winner Hollie


Hollie from our HR team was recently awarded the HR Professional of the Year at this year’s Made in Manchester Awards! She spoke to us about her work and how it felt to be recognised on such a platform as the MIMA's “I’m one of the HR Coordinators in the…

Get involved in International Women’s Day!

Get involved in International Women’s Day!


Tuesday 8th March marks International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is ‘Break the Bias’. The official International Women’s Day organisation explained the meaning behind the theme, saying: ‘Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world…