Association of NMH Providers

We are a member of the Association of Non-Medical Help Providers which promotes best practice, quality and improvement across the sector. As a member we adhere to the nationally recognised Non-Medical Help Charter which helps facilitate the provision of high quality academic study support, appropriate to the needs of disabled students and which represents value for money.


We are a DSA-QAG accredited provider.

In order to ensure that students receive a high quality service in the Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) process, the Department for Education (DfE) recommend that funding bodies, use only providers who are registered with the Disabled Students Allowances Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG).

To become a registered member of DSA-QAG we meet quality criteria as specified by DSA-QAG.


We are a member of the British Assistive Technology Association who aim to educate and inform widely on the benefits of Assistive Technology.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer. The Disability Confident scheme aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. It is voluntary and has been developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives.

First MHFA training day a success!

On 16th May, the first of our 7 Mental Health First Aid in Higher Education training days took place in Truro. 12 of our learning support consultants across all NMH roles attended the session run by Louise Ansell of Sky Bounders. We received excellent feedback from...

NMH Association feedback to DfE

In January 2019, Chris Skidmore, Universities Minister, released a statement following the conclusion of DfE research, praising the support that the DSA provides to disabled students, stating that more than half of students who receive the DSA said they would not have...

University Mental Health Day 2019

Amano Donate to Student Minds! To kick off our All of Us campaign, we will be making a £500 donation this University Mental Health Day to organisers and our chosen charity of the year, Student Minds. Student Minds do invaluable work to help bring about change and...

Does DSA work?- The Report

Given the recent changes to DSAs funding and provision, the Department for Education (DfE) recently commissioned IFF Research to evaluate the appropriateness of the current DSA model. The main aim of the study was to assess the extent to which DSAs are meeting their...

Call to improve support for disabled students

More students with a disability are going to university than ever before, but we need greater progress to level the playing field. Chris Skidmore, Universities Minister, wants universities to do as much as they can to support this underrepresented group. Read the full...

Stand-out Amano Consultants!

SPELL Framework Autism Training 27th November 2018 We are delighted to have received some excellent feedback from Susan Kimber of the National Autistic Society following a training session held in November 2018: I would like to pass on my thoughts about the recent...

DSA Claim It!

It's estimated that in 2017 nearly half the people eligible for DSA did not make a claim. For many students the funding from DSA and the extra support from their uni allows them to continue studying, rather than leaving their course* Amano are supporting the Claim It!...

Amano Launch Meetings – New Year 2018/19

September 2018. Amano are pleased to be hosting our Launch Meetings for the 2018/19 academic year. These meetings are an opportunity for some DSA and University updates, some CPD, a reflection on the great support provided to students over the past year.

Amano Annual Report 2018

The Amano Annual Report 2018 is published and includes data from across the Disabled Students Allowance sector demonstrating the changing patterns of student disability and the positive impact of DSA. The Amano student survey results are summarised - and we're...

Quality CPD from Livewell Southwest

Amano are pleased to announce that our series of consultant CPD courses has commenced, run by the excellent Livewell Southwest (Livewell provide NHS commissioned services). Amano Consultants will take part in the half day SafeTALK training, the half or two day Mental...