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StarNews Summer 2016

Star News 9

Welcome to issue 9 of StarNews, containing all of the latest stories, features and news from National Star. You can take a sneak peek of what’s inside by browsing our stories below and clicking the titles to find out more.

National Star launches in Wales

National Star launches in Wales

National Star is launching a new education centre in Wales. The centre, based in Mamhilad, Torfaen, opens in September and will offer a day education programme and supported internships.

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Jodie prepares for a future full of possibilities

Jodie prepares for a future full of possibilities

Jodie Parker–Hall never thought she would travel on the bus independently or go shopping on her own, let alone have a job. But the 19–year–old has achieved that and more since attending National Star.

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Bradbury Gardens wins two building awards

Bradbury Gardens wins two building awards

Bradbury Gardens, National Star’s £6 million accommodation for young people with disabilities, has been presented with two prestigious building awards.

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Celebrating success

Celebrating success

Learners can achieve amazing things while at National Star. Here’s a selection of inspiring stories.

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Mum walks 30 miles to help make Hereford’s garden grow

Mum walks 30 miles to help make Hereford’s garden grow

A mum and her son walked 30 miles to raise money towards building an educational garden for young people who want to feel the sun on their faces and have space to grow.

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Hereford leavers look to the future

Hereford leavers look to the future

A year after joining National Star at Hereford’s programme for young people with complex disabilities, six learners are now ready to face the world with improved confidence, communication and self–expression.

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HandyClix: a one–handed lap belt

HandyClix: a one–handed lap belt

Handyclix is a one–handed wheelchair lap belt that increases the independence of people who have the use of one hand.

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Transforming computer accessibility with My Access Passport

Transforming computer accessibility with My Access Passport

National Star’s team of technology specialists have created a tool with the potential to revolutionise computer accessibility on a universal basis.

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Accessibility solutions from StarTechnology

Accessibility solutions from StarTechnology

National Star has launched a service that improves accessibility for people with disabilities in home, education and work environments.

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100–year–old Sadie makes a splash at National Star

100–year–old Sadie makes a splash at National Star

The last time centenarian Sadie Knight went swimming Margaret Thatcher had just become Prime Minister and art historian Anthony Blunt was revealed as the fourth man of the Cambridge Five double agents. But now the 100–year–old’s wish to get back into the water has come true, thanks to National Star.

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Expressive Arts Week comes to National Star

Expressive Arts Week comes to National Star

A vibrant showcase of visual arts, design, sport, multimedia and performing arts was on offer during National Star’s Expressive Arts Week in July.

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The inclusive dance and theatre company

Apt: The inclusive dance and theatre company

National Star’s Apt Dance and Theatre Company is inspiring the local community with performances that celebrate inclusivity and integration.

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Fundraise for National Star

Fundraise for National Star

Whether you’re a school, community group, company or one person, there are lots of ways YOU can make a real difference to the lives of people with disabilities when you support National Star. See what some of our fundraising stars have been up to…

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Aspiring chef Joshua has all the right ingredients

Aspiring chef Joshua has all the right ingredients

Joshua Richings has a dream of becoming a chef and he is well on his way to making that dream a reality.

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