The Parent Zone Blog
Welcome to our latest blog exploring topics of interest to parents at every stage of their journey with National Star. The blog has been launched in response to parents wishing to have more information throughout the year about how they can support their sons and daughters while at college as well as preparing them for life after college.
As well as staff writing articles that we think may be of interest to you we’ll also have blog pieces from guest authors, including fellow parents, talking about their experiences of supporting a young person with a disability and the lessons they have learnt along the way.
So sit back, grab a cuppa, and keep informed with the help of National Star.
First-year National Star parent Natasha shares her experience of how she managed the transition and the joy she felt when she watched her daughter Darcy change from a child to an emerging young woman.Read more: The transition to National Star - a parent's perspective
Dr Lara Rowlands discusses nutrition and hydration for students with disabilities and why it is a complex issue that requires a personalised approach by everyone involved in their care.Read more: Laughter is brightest, where food is best
Susanne Jeffries, Head of Long-term Living at National Star, shares her tips on how parents and carers can successfully secure long-term supported accommodation for their sons and daughters.Read more: Top Tips To Secure Long-Term Accommodation
Livy Dickinson, Programme Manager (Work Outcomes) explains how, despite coronavirus, her team has provided meaningful work experience opportunities to helps students develop their skills and experience.Read more: Work experience opportunities helping students develop skills
Andrew Wickson, Team Leader of the Emotional Wellbeing Service, explores some of the strategies National Star has put in place to support learners through the Coronavirus pandemic.Read more: Supporting learners through the pandemic
Students, staff and residents have enjoyed the process of decorating doors in a festive fashion. Joanne Kingsbury-Elia, a Head of Support at National Star, Ullenwood, throws light on the educational benefits behind this Christmas tradition.Read more: Opening the door to festive learning