“Don’t lose the right to vote” – urges CEO
National Care provider, Creative Support, is launching a campaign encouraging all its staff and service users to register to vote.
Managers and support staff are being urged to register themselves and also to work with service-users to help them to register before the deadline at midnight on Tuesday 26 November.
Useful information and reminders about the deadlines have been circulated to all staff.
Creative Support CEO, Anna Lunts said, “We feel very strongly that the people we support should be able to exercise their right to vote, just like everyone else.
“It is vital that the views of people with support needs are properly represented in this election. People with mental health needs and those with a learning disability have as much right as anyone else to vote. But, too often the reasonable adjustments needed for them to understand the process and cast their vote are not made. We want to do everything possible to make sure the people we support have their say,” she added.
To register to vote visit: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Telephone 0161 236 0829
Notes to Editors:
Creative Support Limited is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, providing a range of person-centered services for people with mental health needs, learning disabilities and other support needs. Founded in 1990, Creative Support has gained an excellent reputation for its dynamic approach, strong values, and commitment to quality. The organisation is one of the largest national not-for-profit providers of prevention and care services in the country, working in 66 local authority areas, employing 5,600 staff and supporting 7,000 people.