NANSA work in partnerships with organisations to reach and support more people with disabilities in Norfolk. Together we can combine skills and resources to create new initiatives promoting independence and full inclusion in society.
Partnership with Scope Inclusion Norfolk
“Scope is funded by Norfolk County Council Children’s Services to run the Norfolk Scope Inclusion Service, which supports children up to the age of 17 years with complex additional needs to access mainstream community services and leisure provision. NANSA works in partnership with Scope to deliver this service, which supports over 100 children and teenagers and their families throughout Norfolk.”
To find out about the Scope Inclusion Team visit their website http://www.scope.org.uk/support/services-directory/community-activities-children-norfolk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Partnership with Homestart
“Starting Together” is a new, joint project between NANSA and Homestart to address the needs of families of pre-school children with disabilities in the Norwich area where the parents/carers experience difficulty in supporting their child’s early development within group settings, either through mental or physical health difficulties or as a result of low social confidence or aversion to group activities.
Parnership with Community Sports Foundation
NANSA members have been supported by the Community Sports Foundation to achieve their physical, educational and personal development goals. Through the medium of football and sport they have improved their communication and maths skills, learned about healthy lifestyles and increased their self confidence.
Partnership with Active Norfolk
NANSA members have been getting active and having fun with Active Norfolk. So far they have tried out curling, table cricket, table tennis, boccia and dance. Following their five week taster sessions many of the group plan to continue with their favourite activity.
Partnership with Norfolk Record Office
NANSA’s Family History Group has looked at old photographs, original documents like birth and marriage certificates and learned about how to make family trees.
“We visited the Norfolk Record Office to learn all about the past. We even saw part of a letter written by Lord Nelson.”
Partnership with CSV
14 NANSA members are taking part in an accredited Training in Independence and Work Skills course run in partnership with CSV. The sessions prepare them for voluntaryor paid work and include practical work experience.
Partnership with Opening Doors
We have been training people about how to speak up and being assertive, how to keep safe at home and when out.
Partnership with TITAN Training
Jamie Wilson, who runs the TITAN programme at NANSA said ‘TITAN has been great for us to use as a confidence building programme, and will benefit lots of our adults who need help to become independent travellers.’
Partnership with Joy of Food
Joy of Food have been running weekly sessions with our NANSA youth groups. This gives young people with disabilities the chance to prepare and cook a variety of healthy meals while learning all about food. The sessions in NANSA’s accessible kitchens are safe, enjoyable and fun.
The Joy of Food programme enables young people to develop their cooking skills while enjoying the sensory experience of delicious smells and the vibrant colours of the fresh ingredients. The young people have become more confident and have tried out new foods. They share the food they have cooked in the group and take some home to eat (if there is any left!).
Partnership with Musical Keys
Musical Keys is a Norwich based charity which has been operating for over 20 years. During this time they have developed various musical and artistic programmes to help participants learn new skills and build confidence.
As part of our Fast-Forward programme, NANSA and Musical Keys have joined forces to give young service users aged between 11-25 help with self-expression, life skills and social developement.
Partnership with Safer Places
Safer Places is a scheme NANSA are taking part in, which aims to provide vunerable or disabled people with a safe place to go while in the city.
The scheme is being run by the Norwich East local policing command, with support from Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Norfolk County Council, and other charities including Opening Doors, MIND, the Build Charity, and the Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance.
For more information visit the Norfolk Constabulary's webpage or e-mail them at SNTNorwichEast@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
Partnership with Open
As part of our Fast-Forward programme NANSA has partnered with OPEN, who are providing a venue for the project to take place every Saturay from 10:30am-1:00pm.
You can find out more by visiting our Fast-Forward page.