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Find out what we've been doing at NANSA HQ, and keep up-to-date with our projects and events.

February 2018

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February 2018
NANSA Train and Trade team celebrate success of Trainee Kerry starting new job role
NANSA is celebrating the success of Train & Trade Trainee Kerry Staff who has recently become their first Trainee to take up a paid employee position.

Kerry originally worked as a Trainee at a NANSA Charity shop for a number of years before moving into a Supported Community Work Placement at Martin’s Driving School (a commercial vehicle training organisation) where she became a valued member of their administration team, making a real difference to the business’ workload and has now become a paid employee within the organisation.

Train and Trade is NANSA’s Careers support service offering a range of Traineeships that aim to break down the barriers those with disabilities face when seeking employment or education. In recognition of its successes, Train and Trade has been nominated in this years Norfolk Care Awards in the “Collaborative Working” category.

Speaking about Kerry’s positive impact, Carol McCafferty from Martin's Driver Training said “When we first considered accepting a work placement for one day a week, I had no idea what to expect. Initially I thought ‘if it takes someone all day to do what an employee could do in an hour it doesn’t matter. It would be additional help for us, and I would be happy to help someone get some work experience.”

“What a surprise I got! Kerry is always keen to learn and enjoys her work. She is happy to work things out for herself, makes suggestions and is keen to learn about how our business works. Kerry is capable of working unsupervised and she has become an asset to our business. I have been so pleased with how she has fitted into our business that Kerry has now become a paid employee working two days a week.”

Kerry also attends the NANSA charity shop on Magdalen Street as a retail Trainee and peer mentors other Trainees who are now on the journey she herself was once on.

Leon Smith, NANSA Head Of Services said “Kerry is an inspirational person who has worked so hard to achieve what she has and we are all delighted that she has been offered paid employment through the Train and Trade process. The support and kindness she offers her co-trainees is truly wonderful and she is such an asset to our work at NANSA and clearly to Martin’s Driver Training."

“The NANSA Train and Trade service is always looking to expand the level of support it provides people with disabilities in finding employment. If you would like to learn more about how we can help, please contact me on email via leonsmith@nansa.org.uk”
Are you looking for a Charity of the Year?
Is your workplace looking for a Charity to support? Would you like to enter a free prize draw with a chance to win a massage at Imagine Spa?

We are working on our exciting new fundraising pack which details lots of ways staff can fundraise for us to support people with disabilities. We would love to send your workplace a pack, so if you think this might be of interest and your employers are happy to receive it, simply email your company contact details to fundraising@nansa.org.uk and we will make sure we send you a pack.

As a thank you, your name will go into a prize draw for your chance to win a voucher for a 30 minute sensory back massage at Imagine Spa.

Terms and Conditions

By entering this free prize draw, you agree to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions. All entry instructions form part of the terms & conditions of this prize draw.
This free prize draw is open to anyone aged 16 or over who is a resident of the UK or the Republic of Ireland, except for employees of NANSA (promoter), its subsidiary companies, their families and any other company connected with the prize draw.
Entries must be received by Wednesday 28 March, 23.59 GMT (closing date). Entries that are illegible, incomplete, corrupted or which fail to be received by the closing date for any reason will not be counted. The promoter is not responsible for entries delayed or lost in the post. Automatically generated entries or entries via agents or third parties are invalid and shall not be counted.
To enter email your company HR or marketing contact details to fundraising@nansa.org.uk, having gained their consent first
All entries will be entered into a prize draw which will take place on Thursday 29 March. The first entry drawn at random will be the winner.
The prize is a voucher for a 30 minute sensory back massage voucher at Imagine Spa, The Old Hall, Caister-on-Sea valid until 30th September 2018.
Events may occur which render the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the promoter and the promoter may, at its absolute discretion, vary, amend, suspend or withdraw the prize with or without notice.
The winner will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date. The winner(s) must claim their prize within 30 days of the promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.
The winner agrees to the promoter’s use of their name, town of residence and photograph in relation to the promoter’s publicity material.
Promoter will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of running this prize draw, unless otherwise stated in the entry details. By entering this prize draw, all entrants consent to the use of their personal data by the promoter for the purposes of the administration of this prize draw and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented.

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