Special Stars Foundation is a not-for-profit registered charity. (Registered charity number: 1156237)

What we do

We achieve this by providing a diverse calendar of creative learning and social activities. We also offer a range of support, training and advice services for parent carers
Our focus is to improve the quality of life for people with significant learning and physical disabilities and their families across Hull and East Yorkshire
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We support just over 2,200 families affected by disability in the Hull and East Yorkshire region, operating from our premises on the historic High Street of central Hull
Here we have our own private therapy room, a training suite, capable of presenting to around 20 delegates and a large informal multi-purpose room with soft furnishing and sensory toys where we run support groups and advice sessions. This building also houses our charity's offices where we co-ordinate the many in house and external activities we provide 
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You can take a virtual tour of our facilities by clicking here

Our History

Special Stars was founded in October 2012 by Natalie Barnes, who is now our Charity Manager. Natalie has two sons, who both have Autism, and was frustrated at the lack of appropriate provisions for them and so set up a playgroup for children with special needs

The group was popular and a committee of parents was soon formed. Special Stars Foundation then became a registered voluntary organisation, with the support of ERVAS, and began to create a calendar of inclusive activities around the region

On the 18th March 2014, Special Stars Foundation officially became a registered charity, by which time the number of families accessing our services was in their hundreds

In November 2016 Special Stars Foundation took on their first premises in central Hull as a permanent base for the charity to operate from and to provide additional services such as physiotherapy, support groups and to provide training and seminars for parent carers

We now have just over 1,800 families using our services across Hull and East Yorkshire and are continually processing new member requests on a daily basis, processing approximately 15 new family registrations each week

For a comprehensive list of the activities we provide, visit the EVENTS page of our website, you can also now register to join us online by visiting the JOIN page of our site. Alternatively, you can request a registration form to be posted out to you, just give us a call on 01482 227657 or email us at info@heyspecialstars.co.uk