Important: From Friday 21st December 2018 we are unable to accept referrals for a limited period of time. This decision has been taken due to unprecedented demand for the service, reflective of the current national picture of reduced services and continued austerity. Any referrals made on or after this date cannot be accepted, processed or stored. All referrals made before this date will be processed as normal. Where a self-referral is made, the Opportunity Nottingham Team will aim to offer signposting support and advice via the phone.

Further information will be provided on this page in early 2019 regarding the date from which referrals can be accepted again. For more detailed information click here.

If you are working with a service-user experiencing three or more of our four project criteria, you can refer them to us for an assessment.

In order to make a referral, a Risk Assessment Form and Referral Form must be completed. These can be requested via phone (0115 850 4128), by emailing or you can download them both below.

Once we receive the completed forms we will contact the potential Beneficiary directly, and arrange an assessment meeting. We will keep in touch with you throughout this process, and contact you to advise you of the outcome of the assessment. If the Beneficiary is accepted onto the project, one of our Personal Development Coordinators will create a Personal Development Plan with them. If they are not, we will signpost them to other services that may be able to help.

We also take self referrals directly from potential Beneficiaries. These are by phone only on 0800 055 6191.

Please note:  we are funded until June 2022. In the years prior to this we will cease to take referrals. Further information will be provided on this page and also via Twitter in 2019.