Our Team

Here at Nansa, we are dedicated to improving the lives of people in Norfolk with disabilities and special educational needs. Meet the key-people who, alongside their superb teams, help Nansa to help others…

Access and Progress Team

Jacqui (centre) is the Service Administration Manager for our Adults’ services and heads up the Access and Progress Team. Jo (right) is the Adults’ Centre Receptionist and Lisa (left) is the Service Administration Assistant. Together, Jacqui, Jo and Lisa, deal with referrals and ensure that all adults accessing our range of services are able to […]

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Jacqui and Nicola

Jacqui and Nicola are members of the Business Support Team; working in Finance and Resources. They report to our Head of Finance and Business Support (Ann) and are responsible for a wide range of finance and business support administration.

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Kelvin and Mel

Kelvin (left) and Mel (right) are Senior Support Workers, and they facilitate and supervise high standards of care across Nansa‚Äôs support for Adults. Mel also works as a Development Coach with those accessing our careers’ support service (Train and Trade) and Kelvin regularly supports the Programme Managers of our Link up club and Milestones service.

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Emma and Mike

Emma is the Programme Manager of Link up, a social/leisure group (made possible by the National Lottery Community Fund) for adults with SEND. Mike is the Programme Manager of Milestones (a transition service for young people with SEND preparing for adulthood) and Train and Trade (Nansa’s careers support service).

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Frankie, Anna and Emma

Frankie, Anna and Emma (left to right) are the Programme Managers of our Children and Family Services; they are all based at the Family Centre on Woodcock Rd in Norwich. Frankie supports a team of practitioners responsible for our Sleep Service; Anna’s team, deliver Steps and Stages, which offers a range of early intervention services […]

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Jay and Koa

Jay (left) is the Programme Manager of our Adults’ Centre on Bowthorpe Road in Norwich, and Koa (right) is the Assistant Manager. Jay is responsible for the day-to-day operations at the centre, and manages a large team of support workers. Koa is responsible for designing and implementing a range of inclusive activities and opportunities, and […]

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Maddi and Anna

Maddi is our Engagement Officer and is most specifically responsible for the administration of our social media channels and website. Maddi also works closely with Leon (CEO) in relation to a wide range of other communication and engagement projects, including events and fundraising. Anna is the senior member of our central administration team, reporting to, […]

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Sarah – Head of Advocacy and Participation

Sarah is the Head of Advocacy and Participation and is a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT). Sarah is responsible for the Disability Real Action Group of Norfolk (click for: Dragons) and facilitates the Carers, Advocates and Carers Group (click for: CAP). Sarah’s daughter has accessed a range of support and services from Nansa, […]

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Michelle – Head of Adults’ and Careers Services

Michelle is the Head of Adults’ and Careers Services and is a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT). Michelle manages a team of Development and Outreach Coaches; delivering Train and Trade as well as offering guidance and support to Kelvin, Jane and Koa; who manage the day-to-day running of Nansa’s Support for Adults.

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Amanda – Head of Trading and Partnerships

Amanda is the Head of Trading and Partnerships, heading up a team of shop supervisors, she has overall responsibility for our charity shops and eBay platform. Amanda’s partnership work is predominantly focussed on networking with external professionals, in relation to raising the profile of Nansa and awareness of the barriers faced by those we support. […]

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Ann Wootton – Head of Finance and Business Support

Ann is the named Company Secretary at Nansa; and as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) works closely with the CEO and Trustees of Nansa to develop the financial elements of our Business Plan; as well as producing regular financial reports and ensuring that all departments operate in accordance with Nansa’s Financial Procedures. […]

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Leon Knight-Smith – CEO

Leon has overall responsibility for the leadership of the charity. Leon works alongside Nansa’s Board of Trustees, Head of Finance, and the wider Senior Management Team (SMT), to ensure the charity is safe, caring, responsive, effective, and well-led across all areas.

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