Grant for PPE secured by National Star

Staff thank Gloucestershire Community Foundation

National Star is one of the first recipients of a grant from the Gloucestershire Community Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund.
The grant will help to fund much-needed PPE equipment as we continue to support students and long-term residents.
‘It’s at times like these that people come together in support of one another, and lift up and care for those who need it most. That’s why National Star has stayed open to care and support the young people and adults with complex disabilities who need our services,’ said Peter Horne, National Star’s Deputy Chief Executive.
Our ‘can do’ attitude continues to thrive in everything that we do. Our frontline nursing, care, therapy, education and catering staff have been pulling out all the stops to keep everyone in our care safe, well and happy.
Each of our residences are currently self-isolating to reduce risks of infection. Despite this, our hardworking staff continue to deliver a range of activities, from boccia tournaments to quiz nights, which have kept spirits high and students and residents smiling in the face of changing routines.
Over Easter we are providing respite services to those who need it most. For many young people National Star is their permanent home all year round.
‘We are extremely grateful to the Gloucestershire Community Foundation for supporting our charity in our response to the COVID-19 crisis. PPE is in short supply nationally and it remains an ongoing challenge to source the items we need. The grant will help to offset the rising costs of these essential items and protect against the spread of coronavirus so that we can support the health of students, long-term residents and staff,’ added Mr Horne.

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