Learner Jennifer Burt – who launched our Can Do campaign – is continuing to take control of her life by learning to drive an electric wheelchair.
The third year learner has passed her assessment with a loaned electric chair and now is due to get her own chair before Christmas. Jennifer will be using a golf ball joystick like many of our learners, and will first practice with her Occupational Therapist. She is determined to have more control of her life.
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Click here to discover how our Occupational Therapy team offer a range of specialist programmes designed to improve and develop independent living skills. Click here to find out more about Can Do and how you could unleash your positivity in support of National Star.
Protecting the health of National Star students and residents
To protect the health of our residential students and long-term residents, National Star is limiting access to some of its facilities. This applies to National Star, Ullenwood, Foundation House and Elizabeth House in Gloucester, Bradbury Gardens in Cheltenham, Matrixcare in Malvern and Ledbury Road, Hereford.
These sites are now considered ‘self-isolating’ households. This is a precautionary measure taking into consideration the latest Government advice around ‘at risk’ groups self-isolating for 12 weeks. Only staff, visiting professionals and close family members will be granted access. Stringent infection control measures are in place in order to enable this reduced access to continue.