StarNews Summer 2016
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 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.
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.
Bradbury Gardens, National Star’s £6 million accommodation for young people with disabilities, has been presented with two prestigious building awards.
Learners can achieve amazing things while at National Star. Here’s a selection of inspiring stories.
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.
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.
Handyclix is a one–handed wheelchair lap belt that increases the independence of people who have the use of one hand.
National Star’s team of technology specialists have created a tool with the potential to revolutionise computer accessibility on a universal basis.
National Star has launched a service that improves accessibility for people with disabilities in home, education and work environments.
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.
A vibrant showcase of visual arts, design, sport, multimedia and performing arts was on offer during National Star’s Expressive Arts Week in July.
National Star’s Apt Dance and Theatre Company is inspiring the local community with performances that celebrate inclusivity and integration.
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…
Joshua Richings has a dream of becoming a chef and he is well on his way to making that dream a reality.