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
Disability North Band Night - Headline Band: DIGITS on 28th February 2015
Do you like music? Then why not join us for a night of banging tunes and a great atmosphere. It's time to let your hair down and rock the night away with friends, colleagues and family. We have three amazing bands of different genres.
Our headlining act is none other than DIGITS! - Exploding out of the leftfield scene that gave rise to Biffy Clyro and Hundred Reasons, Digits are authentic outsider-rock with one ear firmly on the melody.
To find out more please click on the following link: Band Night.
Take The Great North Run Challenge in Support of Disability North
It’s that time of year again where people thinking about getting fitter and healthier. If you are one of these people, have you ever considered taking part in the Great North Run? If the answer is “yes”, then why not run in support of Disability North and raise money for a great cause.
To find out more please click on the following link: Great North Run.
Care Act 2014, Overview, Practical Implications - And Reading Between the Lines.
We are delighted to announce an additonal date for this training on the 14 May 2015 as the training taking place on the 29 January is now sold out.
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
Disability, Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing Training
Disability North are proud to continue our partnership with Remploy to deliver bespoke training in the UK. Together we will help companies to support the mental wellbeing of their workforce, increasing retention and reducing absence.
We are delighted to announce the following three courses taking place around the UK. To find out more about the courses please click on the links below.
• Disability and Health Workshop
• Workplace Mental Wellbeing for Managers
• Resilience Training
To find out more please click on the following link: Disability, Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing Training.
Mangar Product Awareness Event for professionals
We Are delighted to announce that Mangar International are hosting a product awareness event, here, at Disability North on 17th February 2015. To find out more please click on the following link: Product Awareness Event
Ghost Hunt at Blyth Battery Gun: 21st March 2015
Disability North, are holding an event like no other, a free to attend sponsored Ghost Hunt at Blyth Battery Gun on Saturday 21st March 2015, between 9pm and 2am! So why not join us for a fun evening of Paranormal Investigation.
The event is free to take part in, all we ask from you is a £30 refundable deposit and a commitment to reach our £100 fundraising goal though sponsorship.
So if you dare to join us for a fun filled fright night click on the following link to find out more and book your place:
Ghost Hunt at Blyth Battery Gun
Chocolate Tasting Evening: 26th March 2015
Join us for a night of indulging chocolates with a talented chocolatier from Davenport Chocolates. On Thursday 26th March at 8pm we are hosting a fantastic night here at The Dene Centre, home of Disability North. So why not come along for a night of tasting a range of worldly chocolates as the Chocolate Master guides our taste buds through an amazing adventure.
Tickets are only £10 per person.
To find out more and book your place please click on the following link: Chocolate Tasting Evening
Do You Hate the High Street ?
Some shops and public buildings are easier to use than others. Perhaps you have difficulty getting around, or limited sight, or can’t speak or hear well, or just need things explaining more clearly. If shops made it easier for you to find out how they can help you, would that be a good thing?
A North-East company is starting to design a system which can do these things to find out more click here: High Street.
Disability North Annual Report 2014
To view the new Disability North Annual Report please click on the following link: Disability North Annual Report 2014.
DNEX 2015 Date
The date of DNEX 2015 is the 9th and 10th September 2015.
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