Our new onlineStarShopis showcasing the talents of National Star learners.
On offer is a fantastic range of products, including greetings cards, jewellery, homeware and crafts – all of which make perfect gifts. You can also purchase original pieces of art and design created by learners and produced through our social enterprise StarPrint.
Molly Lane is one National Star learner who hopes to work as an artist when she finishes college.
‘When you paint a picture you are living in the world of that picture,’ says Molly, who was also one of the stars from the BBC Three series The Unbreakables.
‘Once a painting is done I feel a real sense of achievement. Here they never say the word ‘can’t’ to you. It has helped me become more confident and means that I can reach my full potential.’
One of Molly’s designs are included in the range of Christmas cards you can buy online. The cards were produced by learners working at StarPrint.
Every purchase made in the StarShop supports our work with people with disabilities.
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.