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Ullenwood Development Plan

Help us to provide much needed specialist accommodation for young people with complex disabilities

Can you help us raise the final £1.5m needed to build a new £6m residence for students with complex disabilities by summer 2023?

We urgently need to replace older facilities in Gloucester. Whilst ideally suited to the students we supported when it opened 21 years ago, today our cohort have much more complex disabilities and require very high levels of support, specialist therapies and medical care.

We are building a new residence at our Ullenwood campus, so students with complex disabilities have all the facilities, resources and specialist medical, therapy and support teams on site, in specialist accommodation which fully meets their needs.

It will be an exemplar of supported specialist living and learning accommodation for young people with complex care needs; providing twelve ensuite bedrooms, wide corridors, a range of communal and sensory spaces, an assessment suite and accessible gardens.

Developing independence

The experience will help them learn to live more independently, develop stronger life skills, build self-confidence and better support their learning and development. The residence will be modelled on Bradbury Gardens which we opened in 2015, hear how living there made a difference to Luke.

We’re excited to see building work underway and it’s all captured below.

Please donate today

So far you have helped raise over £650,000. Every single donation is deeply appreciated. With your support we will be able to welcome students through the doors of this new residence in September 2023.

There are lots of ways to support the Building a Brighter Future Appeal, get in touch with our fundraising team to find out more, email fundraising@nationalstar.org or call 01242 524478.

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