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Astor Bannerman donates slings to National Star

David Gaskell, Senior B Physiotherapist

Cheltenham company Astor Bannerman has donated 675 slings, worth £67,000, to National Star. Seventy per cent of National Star’s learners and residents use wheelchairs and many need hoisting for all transfers, so slings are absolutely vital.

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History loving students advise museum

Smiling student wearing a Victorian Mop Cap

Students stepped back in time to advise museum curators how they could improve their education resources.

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National Star’s travel training moves into Cambridgeshire

Young man standing on a railway station platform as a train goes past

Cambridgeshire students to benefit from National Star's travel training programme

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Lynette new Natspec Chair

Lynette Barrett, National Star’s Chief Operations Director, has been selected to head Natspec, the national association representing specialist further education for young people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

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National Star GP awarded for services to the community

Dr Jarvis with student on Andorra trip

National Star’s college GP Dr Iain Jarvis has received a special award for his work with the charity and the Gloucestershire community.

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Sarah and Kirsty gain confidence with travel training

Sarah and Kirsty Hepworth

Thanks to National Star’s travel training programme, Lift, twins Sarah and Kirsty Hepwroth can now confidently travel on their own to college by bus and by train. The training has also given Sarah confidence to do a little shopping in the same town as her college.

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