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National Star launches disability hate crime event

National Star launches disability hate crime event

National Star has launched an innovative conference in Gloucestershire to tackle disability hate crime. More than 50 young people from across the county attended our campus in Ullenwood, near Cheltenham, to learn about hate crime and hate incidents. The conference is believed to be the first in the country specially for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

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National Star welcomes government report recommendations

National Star, a national centre of excellence supporting young people with disabilities and learning difficulties, has welcomed the recommendation in an independent government review for the creation of a national leadership board for children and young people with high needs, reporting to the Minister for Children and Families.

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Local builders cycle from London to Paris for National Star

Speller Metcalfe London to Paris cycle

A team of employees from local Building Contractor Speller Metcalfe have completed a mammoth 250-mile bike ride from London to Paris, raising money for National Star.

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LiftTraining transforms Dan and Gareth’s independence

LiftTraining Gloucestershire

Two young men with learning difficulties were at risk of becoming isolated in their homes because they could not use public transport. Thanks to a specialist travel training programme run by National Star, both now have friends, can travel on their own and even have paid work.

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Adam takes the leap for National Star

Adam Hockaday skydive

A Gloucester man has been so inspired by the charity he started working for a year ago that he jumped out of a plane at more than 10,000 feet to help it raise much needed funds.

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Hold a fang-tastic party for National Star

Fang-tastic party

Showing back-to-back scary movies, telling ghost stories and holding pumpkin carving competitions are among the Halloween ideas that could win you a great night out and help support young people with complex disabilities.

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