CORONAVIRUS APPEAL

Help us to provide the everyday essentials to vulnerable families and healthcare providers across the country

We are living through a time of unprecedented global crisis

Coronavirus threatens the very fabric of our society. As the pandemic intensifies, precious lives are being lost prematurely. Jobs are at risk. Small businesses are struggling. Visits to loved ones have ceased. Self-isolation and fear are affecting mental health. Those who are already disadvantaged by poverty, ill-health or loneliness will suffer most: vulnerable families, the elderly and those with existing needs.

Essential school closures are impacting hard-pressed families who are struggling to feed their children and heat their homes. Many vulnerable children who previously sought the safety net of daily school attendance may falter as they attempt to maintain their education. Futures that once shone brightly are now at risk.

Governments cannot tackle this emergency alone. As individuals we must step up, do the right things at the right time, and look out for each other. We must adhere stringently to guidance without losing our humanity. Physical distancing must be balanced with enhanced social responsibility. Our connectivity with each other is crucial. Our communities need us.

STARLINE

0330 313 9162

Call StarLine, the national home learning helpline offering expert information and advice to parents and carers

Lines are open:

Monday, Wednesday: 8am – 4pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am – 4pm

WHAT WE’RE DOING TO HELP

The Star family will join together to ensure that no member suffers unnecessarily as the result of the coronavirus pandemic. Working with Shine Charity, our sister charity, we are launching Star Family Hubs across the country in the towns and cities in which Star schools are located.

THROUGH OUR STAR FAMILY HUBS, STAR ACADEMIES MAKES FIVE PLEDGES TO OUR COMMUNITY

Pledge 1

All members of the Star family will be fed

Pledge 2

All members of the Star family will be able to maintain good personal hygiene

Pledge 3

All Star families will be able to stay safe and warm in their homes

Pledge 4

All Star pupils who are learning at home will receive a good quality of education

Pledge 5

All children of Star key workers, and vulnerable pupils, will continue to receive excellent care

GET SUPPORT AND HELP

Join the conversation with education experts every Wednesday at 8.30am on StarLive YouTube

PPE PACKS

Find out about the PPE packs we’re providing to healthcare providers in our Star Family Hubs.

FUEL & ENERGY ADVICE

If you’re in need of fuel and energy debt advice, call our team for support and guidance.

food vouchers & packs

Register for our food vouchers and food packs and get the essential groceries for your family.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES

If your child is Star pupil, get access to educational supplies to support their learning.

GET INVOLVED

DONATE

Give now to help fund our Star Family Hubs.

VOLUNTEER

Find out how you can help your local community.

WORKING COLLABORATIVELY

We have built strong partnerships over years: these are crucial to our effective response.

Shine Charity has a track record of delivering high quality community projects.

Local authorities are tasked with developing and implementing civil contingency plans. We will work collaboratively with them, as well as with businesses and the voluntary sector to ensure that we add value and do not duplicate others’ work.