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Welcome to Disability North

Just Giving BannerDisability 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

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Marden High School Fundraising Week

Disability North would like to thank all the school cabinet, pupils and teachers at Marden High School for the fantastic week of fundraising activities they have planned to take place from the 8 February. All our staff and service users would like to thank you for your outstanding support.


Vacancy - Chief Executive Officer

Location: Newcastle
Salary: £33,000 - £35,000 based on experience
Hours worked: 35 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

We are seeking to recruit an individual with expertise in management, business, the voluntary sector and with in-depth understanding of disability related issues. The person will work in partnership with the Board of Trustees to provide vision and direction for Disability North while managing organisational changes to meet the demands of the current challenging economic climate.

To find out more please click on the following link: Chief Executive Officer.


Safeguarding Adults and The Law: A Practical Overview

Thursday, 11th February 2016 at Disability North
Delegate places £99.00 (plus VAT)

This course will give you an overview of law relevant to safeguarding and how it underpins everyday practice – and enables interventions. You will also receive an understanding of the importance of the law in protecting service users - but also in protecting staff and organisations from legal liability.

To find out more click here.



Indulge Yourself in an Evening of Luxury Chocolate…

Thursday 17th March at 08:00 P.M. Tickets £10.00 per head.

“With an innovative approach to taste, texture and style, artisan Chocolatier Jane Williams creates chocolates with a modern fusion of tradition and creativity”.

On Thursday 17th March at 8:00 P.M. we are hosting a fantastic evening of chocolate at The Dene Centre, home of Disability North. Indulge yourself in an evening of luxury chocolates as international chocolatier Jane chronicles the history of chocolate. Embark on a unique chocolate tasting experience as she draws on her extensive training throughout Europe as an apprentice to Swiss chocolatier Phillipe Burger.

Exclusively this Easter, you will hear how Jane hand-crafts her famous, luxury Easter eggs using traditional Swiss methods.

Unwind, and savour luxury, artisan chocolates as you discover the art of chocolate-making, all in support of Disability North.

Tickets are £10.00 per head. Please click here to buy your tickets,

or email caitlinhunter@disabilitynorth.org.uk


DNEX 2016 / Moving & Handling People North

We are delighted to announce that DNEX 2016 will take place at Newcastle Racecourse on the 21 and 22 September 2016. We hope you like the new DNEX logo (opposite).

DNEX 2016 will be co-located for the first time with Disabled Living Foundation's (DLF) Moving & Handling People North. With this move, DLF is offering delegates an alternative venue and programme to its long-standing London-based conference. To find out more please click on the following LINK: DNEX 2016 News.


Service Team Newsletter

To view the latest editon of the Service Team Newsletter please click on the following link: Newsletter.

Office Space to Rent at Disability North

We have a number of rooms available at Disability North available for hire as managed office space. Benefits include car park, reception services and wi-fi access. To find out more please e-mail us by clicking on the following link: Office Space Query.


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


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