Who We Are

Elsie Normington Foundation was created after Elsie Normington launched her inspirational book ‘The Silent Doorbell’  www.thesilentdoorbell.com which recounts the story of bringing up her son Andrew who has a learning disability.  It is a story of tragedy to triumph and since Andrew has settled in his own home, Elsie’s passion has not diminished for people with learning disabilities. She stills sees and hears of many parents who struggle with the challenges of parenting disabled children.

Parents need HELP and Children/ Young people need to SOCIALISE with their friends. ENF has been set up to create a specialist centre complex  to provide these services not only for Inverness but to serve the Highlands.

ENF has a strong Board of Trustees who meet on a regular basis to oversee the work of the charity. To date the charity has completed their Business Plan, Funding Strategy, negotiated land with Highland Council and working in partnership – where Highland Council will build the supported Housing element on the site. Secured two partners who have long term track record in delivering childcare services and short break services. 

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ENF also has a very committed Community Fundraising Team who meet on a regular basis to plan and deliver various fundraising events which has raised the profile and also brought in over £160,000