Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to regular questions asked about NANSA.
If you have any further questions that we may not have been able to answer on this site, then please feel free to contact us by emailing or calling us on 01603 627662
What does 'NANSA' stand for?
NANSA stands for Norfolk & Norwich Scope Association.
NANSA has worked for over 60 years to improve the lives of people in Norfolk with physical, sensory and learning disabilities. As a local, independent charity, we believe all people with disabilities are entitled to full inclusion in society. Our objectives are to empower people with disabilities to achieve life aspirations. NANSA provides support, education, training and advice to people of all ages and disability levels. It is one of a few UK disability charities to provide conductive education services for young people with disabilities (pre-school aged 0-5 and their families).
Who can access NANSA’s services?
NANSA's services are for all people with disabilities. The Family Centre services are predominantly for families with children aged between 0-5 years old, however the Sleep Service can support children of all ages right up to 18 years old.

The Youth Services support young people with disabilities aged from 14-25 dependent on the service, with our Adult Services and Train and Trade supporting adults with disabilities aged 18+ with no top end age of support.
I am interested in volunteering/would like to develop professional links. Can I come and see what you do?
Yes, NANSA’s service users and staff teams warmly welcome visitors; please contact the relevant departmental manager to arrange a visit.
I am interested in your services and would like more information. How do I get in touch with the right person?
If you are interested in accessing NANSA’s service, or know someone who is, you are very welcome to contact us for further information.

For Family Centre enquiries, please call 01603 414109 and for Adult Services, Train and Trade and Youth Services please call 01603 627662 or alternatively, please email

Alternatively, select the service you are interested in at the top of the page via the 'Services' tab and you will find further information on who best to contact.
How many people with disabilities do you support?
NANSA currently provides services for:
• 40 adults per day (around 80 people each week)
• 32 pre-school children per week (plus their families)
• 20 children and teenagers aged 11 to 17 years per week
• 25 young people aged 18 to 25 each week
We also offer training and information for other local professionals and practitioners and work in partnership with other charities and organisations whenever possible.
Are you part of national Scope?
No, NANSA has always been an independent local charity. We were affiliated to national Scope through a local groups membership scheme for many years, however we now work with Scope as independent partners in various projects as well as running our own services and activities for Norfolk disabled children and adults.