Physical branch meetings are currently cancelled due to COVID-19. However there are virtual activities being run by some branches. Please contact your local branch for more information.

We hope you find the information on these pages helpful. Our team is working tirelessly to provide up to date advice in relation to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Record numbers of people are now turning to NASS for support, and we hope to be here for everyone. Our helpline and advice service are only possible thanks to donations from people like you.

If you are able to make a donation to NASS today, we'd be so grateful.


Branch Resources


Every NASS branch should hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM). We would like these to be held in the first quarter of each year. Download the guide to running a branch AGM.

Guide to running an AGM


NASS has an official complaints policy. Please do pass it to anyone who wants to make an official complaint.

Complaints Policy


Keeping financial records

Receipts for cash payments

Branch Income and Expenditure Record Template


Advice on branch fundraising

Roles and responsibilities

If someone is stepping down from their role and you’re hoping to find someone new it’s good to give a clear idea of what’s involved. We’ve included three different role descriptions.

The role of a Chair

The role of a Treasurer

The role of a Secretary


NASS Safeguarding Handbook

Terms of reference

Terms of reference

NASS Constitution 

Virtual sessions

Setting up virtual sessions

We also have a guide to introducing branch members to virtual sessions. Please email for a copy. You can adapt it to meet your own needs.