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Norfolk Industries for Disabled People

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Independence Matters offers employment opportunities to people with disabilities through its Norwich-based pet bedding manufacturer, Norfolk Industries.

The company's factory in Oak Street recycles waste materials to produce top quality pet bedding products which are sold across the UK and exported abroad.

“Think Workability, Not Disability”

People with various disabilities are employed at Norfolk Industries. We believe in bringing out the best in people and give each individual the time they need to understand their strengths and develop their skills. The team also provides support and assistance to people who are long term unemployed or have other disadvantages or barriers in the work arena.

Voluntary Work Placements are available to people in the local community who are aiming to get back into a work pattern and gain soft skills development such as timekeeping and attendance, confidence building and work social skills.


EVOLVE is a new work placement and development programme available through Norfolk Industries from 1st July 2018.  

  • Available to people who live in more rural communities and those who are further away from being able to work due to long term unemployment or a barrier (such as disability, parenting, criminal record, or a general lack of work or life skills).

  • Aimed at motivated individuals who are actively seeking work and are keen to learn and take that next step to becoming more employable. It offers a programme of work experience, development and training that will help you get closer to employment over a period of 8 to 12 weeks.

To find out more visit the EVOLVE section of the Norfolk Industries website, call 01603 667957 or email us at EVOLVE@norfolkindustries.co.uk

Buy our products

You can support Norfolk Industries by purchasing our pet bedding products, either through our trusted trusted eBay UK site shop or by contacting us directly on 01603 667957 or email sales@norfolkindustries.co.uk . 

We are always looking to develop new lines and recently introduced our new animal house product. Designed to be coloured-in and supplied with pencils it as awarded Best New Product for the Small Animal category at PATS Sandown tradeshow 2018. To find out more about this and our other products, visit the product section of the Norfolk Industries website

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For more information about Norfolk Industries, including our products, Voluntary Work Placements and EVOLVE programme, visit the Norfolk Industries website.

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Norfolk Industries, 95 Oak Street, Norwich, NR3 3BP