WHAT DO WE DO?
Special Stars Foundation is a registered not-for-profit charity. (Registered charity number: 1156237). 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. We achieve this by providing a diverse calendar of creative learning and social activities. We also offer a range of support, social, training and advice services for parent carers
WHO DO WE HELP?
We support just over 2,100 families affected by disability in the Hull and East Yorkshire region, operating from our new location on the 3rd floor within Princes Quay in the heart of Hull City Centre
Here we have a huge event space from which we run inclusive activities for disabled children and creative learning and social events for adults with learning disabilities. We also run support groups, craft workshops, seminars and training sessions here for parent carers
Next door, in our adjacent unit, we have a specialist shop stocking disability-specific equipment, sensory toys, learning resources and much more! Our shop is open to the general public seven days a week. Customers are welcome to pop in and browse, or order online using our free click-and-collect service or have their order posted out
Within our building, we also have a large sensory room which is kitted out with some fantastic sensory equipment. Our Sensory Room is fully wheelchair accessible, and we also have a mobile hoist so that absolutely everyone can enjoy this amazing sensory experience
Nationally our online shop is open to all; we pride ourselves on stocking a variety of specialist equipment and sensory toys and strive to keep our prices as low as possible. This provision helps families to afford much-needed quality items, whilst the small amount of funding this brings into the charity goes straight back into funding our specialist services for disabled people
On the 18th of March 2014, Special Stars Foundation officially became a registered charity providing a calendar of inclusive activities around the region for children and adults with significant learning and physical disabilities.
In November 2016, Special Stars Foundation took on our first premises in central Hull as a permanent base for the charity to operate from in the historic Old Town area
In November 2021, the charity secured two large adjacent units in Princes Quay, which has given us a much bigger space to run our popular activities from, plus open our new shop and sensory room
We now have just over 2,100 families accessing our services across Hull and East Yorkshire and are continually processing new membership requests
For a comprehensive list of the activities we provide, visit the 'Events' page of our website. You can also now complete an application to register with us online by visiting the 'Join' page of our site. Registering with us is free of cost and free from commitment.
Should you have any queries about our charity, or would like to volunteer or fundraise for us, we would love to hear from you! Contact us at 01482 227657 or via email at email@example.com