We want you to know that your donation is valuable to us – and most importantly, to the people we support to help improve and control their own lives.
It is vital that we are responsible with your donations you give to Norwood. We do everything we can to keep administrative costs to a minimum so that your donations go directly to helping the people we support.
Everyone should be able to live the life they choose and reach their potential. We are grateful to everybody who helps Norwood make this possible.
Last year we spent £35m to pay for the services provided. This came from a combination of individuals, local authorities, companies, trusts and foundations. £12m of that £35m was voluntary income. Every year, this £12m funds our children and family support services.
Many of the people we support need our help throughout their lives. We work in a wide variety of ways, constantly developing and innovating as we respond to people’s changing needs.
How your money helps
Your money helps to support people with learning disabilities and children and families in need in London and the South East every year
We provide life-changing programmes and services for children, families and adults
We employ 1,250 staff and are supported by hundreds of dedicated volunteers.
Maintaining existing services
Supporting new services
Recent new services have included:
In-Betweeners, a recreational group supporting young people with learning disabilities aged 16-25. The group helps members to socialise with their peers, develop new skills and plan their chosen activities as they move into adulthood
Apprenticeship scheme that provides paid employment, NVQ training and support for learning-disabled young people to achieve employment.
Purchasing specialised equipment
This includes equipment such as:
A van for our car wash social enterprise
Assistive technology infrastructure and equipment. This empowers people with mobility issues to move independently and take control of their surroundings
Cot beds, changing tables and hoists. These allow children and adults to bathe with dignity and sleep in a safe environment.
Undertaking vital refurbishments and capital projects
Recent projects include:
Refurbishment of Buckets and Spades Lodge, providing overnight stays with round-the-clock care for children
Natural Garden for the inclusive nursery at Kennedy Leigh
Bathrooms and kitchens with adaptations and specialist equipment
Sensory rooms in our Children and Family Centres.
We have opened new supported living flats in North West London, which provide accommodation for 14 people. Here they can maximise their independence in a safe environment.