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STARS Orwell Mencap

Our relationship with AU

STARS - Students That Acquire Recreational Stability

STARS has been funded and supported by Activities Unlimited since 2010.

STARS provides short breaks for Parents/Guardians of young people with severe complex health and learning needs. Our staff have expert and experienced knowledge of support required for conditions such as; Angelman syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders, asthma, behavioural disorders (i.e. emotional and behavioural immaturity), mood disorders, Downs syndrome, gluten/wheat/dairy intolerance, diabetes, epilepsy attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, to name a few..

Overview of our organisation and the services we offer

STARS has been operational since 2003 we  deliver Youth and holiday clubs for children and young people aged 8-25 years. Our children and young people will present variations of the autistic spectrum, complex health and/or behavioural needs.  All of our projects aim to provide social outlets where our customers are encouraged to form friendships and learn new skills. We want our customers to be safe and our services to be effective in care, treatment, achievement of good outcomes and promotion of good quality.

Please contact us if you require any more information

We are affiliated to: Activities Unlimited, Orwell Mencap and Community Action Suffolk . STARS actively support and share their vision and core values.

STARS-Orwell Mencap 2014. Registered charity 1117888. Company registered number 05984331

The sort of activities we offer

We have a range of stimulating and fun  activities like arts/crafts, cookery, sensory play, community outings and in-house workshops. All are facilitated to engage with different types of need/behaviours, improving soft skills like co-ordination, attention, sharing, listening to other people/understanding others feelings, following instruction safely, gaining confidence, independance, social identity and self esteem. The environment is specifically adapted to enable inclusion. 


Why you should choose us!

All young people have a detailed support plan which tells staff about your needs and wishes. Staff have specialist knowledge of equipment and communication aids to make sure you are able to fully join in with activities.

Stars have allocated support workers who are familiar with high level care.


Telephone: 01473 723888


Name Next Date Address Price
STARS Saturday Club , Orwell Mencap Ltd, 6 Wright Road, IPSWICH, IP3 9JG £0.00
Orwell Mencap Genesis , Orwell Mencap Ltd, 6 Wright Road, IPSWICH, IP3 9JG £0.00
Stars and Buddies Holiday Club (Christmas activiti , Highfield Road Ipswich Suffolk £0.00

Genesis, 6 Wright Road, Ipswich. IP3 9JG

How the activity is supported:

This activity is supported by qualified staff.

Additional rates apply for 1:1 support.

Ratio of staff to children:

Maximum size of any group is 12 young people.

Staff are trained to assist in the following:

  • Personal care
  • Makaton
  • PECS
  • Signed supported english
  • Managing a seizure
  • Administering medication
  • Mobility assistance
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Disability awareness
  • Sensory training

Support statement:

1-1 support may be available and this will be discussed on confirmation of booking.

Level Access and Automatic Doors
Access by ramps, slopes and/or manual doors
WC Accessible
Changing Places Facilities
Parking 3 stars
Accessible Accommodation

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The Building/Venue is equipped with the following

  • Ramp
  • Automatic doors
  • Level access
  • Lift to upper floors
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilet
  • Hoist and Changing facilities

Children need additional clothing

Children need to bring lunch



STARS Orwell Mencap

Genesis, 6 Wright Road, Ipswich. IP3 9JG