Pet bedding company named as finalist in NIPD Awards 2018

Pet bedding manufacturer Norfolk Industries for Disabled People has been selected as a regional finalist at the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2018.

Nominated in the ‘Employer of People with a Disability’ category, the company has been recognised for its dedication and commitment to providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities in Norfolk.

The Norwich-based business generates income from the manufacture of small animal pet bedding products using recycled materials as well as providing sub-contract packaging services to commercial customers.  Services are also provided to people wishing to move closer to work but have various barriers to employment such as disability, long term unemployment or who live rurally within Norfolk.

Norfolk Industries factory manager, Sharon Tooke said: “This is an amazing achievement, a great recognition of our continued commitment to provide employment to people with disabilities and will help to raise our service delivery profile across the UK.

“We strive to offer truly person-centred work placements and training and development which is designed to work with individual’s strengths. Everyone has something that they will excel at, we work to find that skill and develop confidence which in turn assists in the development of work skills.”

The National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards celebrate excellence across the care sector and pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in providing quality care in the support for people with learning disabilities and autism.

Category winners from four regions will be selected in June and go through to a National Final in this autumn.

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