What does NANSA stand for?
NANSA stands for Norfolk & Norwich Scope Association, and we are a local, financially independent registered charity which offers services, information and support for Norfolk disabled people.
Who can access NANSA’s services?
NANSA offers services for all children, teenagers, young people and adults with learning and physical disabilities, their families, carers and associated professionals and practitioners.
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.
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.
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 know somebody who may be interested in accessing your services. Can he refer himself or does he need to go through a social work team?
Anybody who is interested in accessing NANSA’s services is very welcome to contact our Client Inclusion Manager, in the first instance. She will find out the type of service required and explain the referral process (which may be self-referral or via the Norfolk County Council Access & Services Team) or signpost the enquirer on to the appropriate organisation.