Disability North is a free Independent Living Service which promotes social inclusion, independence and choice for disabled and older people in the North East of England and Cumbria. Disability North is a user led registered charity which works with, and for, disabled people, empowering them to maximise the control they have over their own lives.
Our Service Team can provide information and advice on equipment and activities for daily living (ADL), benefits and Direct Payments as well as advising on many other aspects of disability and signposting to other organisations who can help.
Our Mission: Disability North promotes inclusion, independence and choice for disabled people in the region.
Our Vision: To be the best resource on disability in the North.
Disabilty North Latest News
Ghost Hunt - November 2014
Disability North are holding a ghost hunting event like no other, a sponsored Ghost Hunt in the famous Schooner Hotel Alnmouth, as featured on TV's Most Haunted on the 21st November 2014, between 9pm and 2am!
To find out more please click on the following link: Ghost Hunt.
International Day of Disabled People 2014
Disability North is delighted to announce that we will be working with The Sage Gateshead once again to present a regional celebration of the International Day of Disabled People. Throughout the afternoon of 3 December 2014, we will host a series of workshops, performances and talks on a variety of topics around the theme of inclusion.
To find out more please click on the following link: International Day of Disabled People 2014.
Disability North - 12 Months of Reaching Communities With The Big Lottery
It is now just over a year since Disability North was awarded a £140,000 grant from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund to recruit a full time Information Officer in the Disability North Service Team.
To find out more please click on the following link: Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund
DNEX 2015 Date
The date of DNEX 2015 is the 9th and 10th September 2015.
Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing Training
This master class is ideal for line managers, HR professionals and supervisors, providing practical advice and guidance to support the mental wellbeing of your staff and resolving any challenges that arise.
Delivered by Remploy’s Vocational Rehabilitation team, you will learn how to identify and support employees with a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety and stress.
To find out more please click on the following link: Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing Training
Care Act 2014, Overview, Practical Implications - And Reading Between the Lines.
We are delighted to announce this new Michael Mandelstam course for 2015. This course provides an independent overview of the Care Act 2014. The Act represents a complete shake-up of adult social care legislation. The course takes a practical, inter-active approach.
To find out more please click on the following link: Care Act 2014
Design For Life
Do you have an invention just waiting to be discovered? Or an idea you can’t wait to share? Design for Life, a brand new competition with Disability Rights UK, supported by NESTA, is looking for your brightest spark! To find out more click here.
Great North Run 2014 - Thank You
A big thank you to all the runners who took part in the Great North Run in support of Disability North this weekend. We hope you enjoyed the event!
Reach Your Audience at Disability North
Disability North is delighted to announce the installation of a new 42 inch LED screen in our reception at the Dene Centre. As well as allowing us to inform our clients in our busy reception about our services and events we are also offering organisations the opportunity to advertise on the screen. This will give your organisation the unique opportunity to reach the vast audience of people who visit Disability North
To find out more click on the following link: LED Screen.
Would You Consider Leaving a Gift to Disability North?
At some point in time it becomes important for everyone to write a will. It will help to protect your money and make sure your things go where you want them to. Once you have taken care of your family and friends, you might like to help Disability North to continue supporting and empowering disabled people by leaving us a gift in your will. To find out more click here.
How to Contact Us:
By Post - Disability North, The Dene Centre, Castle Farm Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1PH
Telephone - 0191 2840480 or Text - Direct 18001 0191 2840480
Fax - 0191 2130910
Email - General Enquiries