Charity number 285797
The community centre was constructed to provide facilities for the disabled in and around Devizes, but is available for able-bodied people, clubs and organisations where the centre offers hire costs substantially lower than through other commercial organisation in the vicinity.

The Community Centre has ample free parking and is wheelchair friendly throughout. It provides accessible and comfortable facilities where, for a minimum charge, local support groups can meet for social, leisure and training purposes.

The centre is ideal for childrens' and adult parties, weddings and all events, and is available for everyone to use at very low cost. Regular bookings to hire the hall and its facilities for groups and clubs are welcomed and associations hiring the hall(s) at pre-set and regular intervals may be provided with storage areas for their equipment used in the hall for their gatherings, subject to availability.

Hall For Hire

Set on the outskirts of Devizes in Wiltshire, the centre has two halls open for hire to groups, businesses, individuals and clubs. The larger hall will accommodate around 60 persons seated and the smaller hall approximately 20.

The Devizes and District Association for the Disabled are responsible for the upkeep and administration of the Nursteed Centre which it currently leases from Wiltshire County Council. Facilities have now been enhanced by provision of a wall mounted large TV Screen in each room to enable visual presentations from laptop computers and other equipment and to allow improved audio facilities including Bluetooth connection. These works were made possible by a grant from the Wiltshire Council Area Board which covered 50% of the cost.

To hire the hall for your function, whether for a regular reservation or a one-off use, please contact the Community Centre's administrator by clicking here,
Or for more details go to "Halls for hire" menu tab above

The Nursteed Community Centre

Providing a safe, accessible, affordable and comfortable meeting place for disabled people The Devizes & District Association for the Disabled was formed in 1981 with the aim of improving facilities, in Devizes, for disabled people.

In 1984 The Nursteed Centre was opened providing a meeting hall, kitchen and toilets specifically designed for the disabled. It is now home to 16 disabled groups with approximately 250 people attending the Centre on a regular basis.

The D&DAD seeks financial support to assist with running costs and allow the facilities to be available at reasonable cost

Why the community needs us

The Nursteed Centre is the only specially adapted meeting venue for disabled groups in the area. It offers good parking, a large meeting hall together with an adjacent smaller room, kitchen complete with dishwasher and accessible toilets.

Our impact on the community

The Centre is run by a management committee which includes representatives from the user groups which helps to ensure we continue to meet the needs of disabled people. Apart from the part time Centre Organiser all the management committee are unpaid volunteers.

In 2012 sixteen disabled groups used the Centre and approximately 250 people attended on a regular basis. Nowadays, the halls are available for both disabled and able-bodied groups and the centre manager will be able to provide details of availabiliy and costs to those thinking of hiring the facilities

The Charity relies upon donations to maintain its function and keep any room charges at a minimum. In this respect we thank those below for recent contributions...

Donations and Grants

Our treasurer receiving a cheque from the Mayor Recently we were awarded a donation from the Mayor's charity which gave funds equally to three charities, Nursteed Community Centre one of the recipients. The committee wish to express their thanks to the mayor for his generosity and efforts in raising the funds.

Wiltshire Community Foundation
has kindly awarded the Charity a grant toward the costs of replacement equipment in the kitchen allowing the users of the hall the facilities required to heat food. The grant in the sum of £560.00 is due at the end of October 2019. Thankyou from the committee to the Foundation for their kind donation
Wiltshire Community Foundation is an independent charity that gives grants and funding to the voluntary sector and charities across Wiltshire and Swindon. They are an expert on local need and disadvantage in communities and offer high quality advice and support for all types of donors who want to make a difference in their local area. More information is available on their website