Community Services

Norman Industries

Norman Industries is a supported factory. It employs 28 people with a disability. People work for 16 to 37 hours a week.

You can view the Bespoke producs they make via Facebook 

Norman Industries works with people with a wide range of disabilities:

  • Learning disabilities.
  • Autism.
  • Mental ill health.
  • Physical and sensory disabilities.
  • Substance misuse.
  • Work limiting ill health such as epilepsy, cancer and arthritis.

 Work Experience gives people:

  • Skills for work
  • Training
  • Improved CV
  • A reference for future employers


Work Experience can be provided in a number of areas:

Carpentry and Joinery

Learn skills for the construction industry.

Skills learnt include:

  • Door/window making, fitting frame work and stud walling
  • Roof/joist work
  • Staircase fitting
  • Painting and decorating 
Carpentry and Joinery

Staff learn a wide range of carpentry skills



Woodworking skills in building, maintenance and care- taking handyman roles.

Skills learnt include:

  • Hand tool maintenance
  • Use of electrical tools
  • Product construction
  • Finishing - To put together a product and decorate to a high standard.
Friday morning woodwork training.

Friday morning woodworking class.


Grounds Maintenance

Focus is on developing skills in a range of areas including mowing, strimming, weeding, hedge trimming, border maintenance and planting.

Skills learnt include:

  • Use of garden tools
  • Use of electrical/petrol garden machinery
  • Recognising weeds
Grounds Maintenance

Working in the walled garden at Scolton Manor


Accredited Training

Accreditation is offered in a range of topics linked to areas of work offered. Training is provided at Entry, Level 1 and Level 2 depending on need and capability.


Training sessions in groups and one to one



Norman Industries is a member of the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE).


Support for employment is provided by the Work Choice programme.


Norman Industries is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Disability Confident scheme is run by DWP to identify employers who employ, support and promote disabled people in the work place.



Industry Information

Norman Industries has traded for 40 years (1977-2017).

Norman Industries products can be viewed on their Facebook page here

Norman Industries has a partnership with Scolton Manor undertaking carpentry projects and tasks such as grass cutting, strimming and work in the woodlands.


Contact Information

Telephone: 01437 763650


Snowdrop Lane
SA61 1JB

ID: 2709, revised 03/11/2017