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NANSA has been helping people with disabilities since 1954. Here are our highlights from the past 60 years.

  • 1954 — Norfolk and Norwich Spastics Association founded by a group of parents
  • 1956 — A day clinic was launched at the Jenny Lind hospital
  • 1965 — Work centre opened on Bowthorpe Road to employ adults with disabilities
  • 1966 — NANSA Industries established
  • 1971 — More production contracts for NANSA Industries
  • 1973 — Progress picks up at the work centre
  • 1985 — IT and reception training for adults with disabilities
  • 1988 — Educational skills, including English and maths, became part of life at the adult centre
  • 1994 — NANSA family services begin at the Clare School
  • 1995 — Name changed to Norfolk and Norwich Scope Association
  • 2001 — Family Centre opened on Woodcock Road
  • 2005 — NANSA’s fourth charity shop opened
  • 2011 — Training Lodge acquired
  • 2012 — ArtShopProject gallery opened on Earlham Road
  • 2014 — Diamond Appeal is launched