Our History

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 — Launched day clinic 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
  • The Street Cafe
  • Artshoproject
  • Wrap & Roll
  • NANSA Sleep
  • Train & Trade
  • friends of NANSA
  • neo optic ltd
  • NANSA Bowls League
  • ProHelp
  • Hello Ideas
  • One Stop Carriers for Causes
  • Loveday and Partners
  • NANSA Care Awards