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
DNEX 2015 - The Annual Exhibition of Disability North
Disability North is holding the North’s largest Independent Living Exhibition DNEX at Newcastle Racecourse on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th September 2015.
DNEX is a must attend event and there is something for everyone including digital technology, aids and adaptations for independent living and accessible leisure facilities. This free exhibition provides information, advice and equipment for disabled people, older adults, carers and health / social care professionals on a range of disability related issues.
To find out more please click on the following link DNEX 2015.
Information Officer - 21 hours per week
(required to work additional hours on request)
Salary: £19,500 – £22,818 per annum (pro-rata)
This role is for an initial 12 month contract, subject to future funding. To provide information and advice on welfare rights and disability related issues, to disabled people and their families.
To find out more please click on the following link: Information Officer.
Treasure Trail - Spy Mission
NEW DATE CONFRIMED 23 AUGUST 2015 / NEW PRICE £15.00 PER TEAM!.
Are you looking for an afternoon of fun, excitement and mystery?
Become an agent and join Disability North and our colleagues at Treasure Trails on a top secret spy mission around Newcastle upon Tyne.
Click on the image opposite for a sneaky peek at what is in store on the day!
To find out more please click on the following link: Treasure Trial - The Spy Mission
Please note to take part in the Spy Hunt you need to have booked your teams place by the 14 August.
The Disability North Gala Dinner
Disability North would like to invite you to our annual Gala Dinner, and this year we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary at the Dene Centre.
The event will take place on the 9th of September at Newcastle Racecourse.
To purchase your tickets, and to find out more, please click on the following link: Gala Dinner.
NHS Continuing Health Care: Fairness And The Law - Health or Social Care Responsibility? Free or paid for?
Friday, 27th November 2015 at Disability North Delegate places £99.00 (plus VAT)
This course is about NHS Continuing Health Care (CHC). This is a clinical and legal status which means people are entitled to have their health and social care needs met, free of charge, by the National Health Service (NHS Act 2006) – rather than by social services (Care Act 2014), whatever the setting - hospital, care home, hospice, own home, supported living.
To find out more please click on the following link: NHS Continuing Health Care: Fairness And The Law.
Service Team Newsletter
The new edition of the Service Team Newsletter is now available. To view it in a pdf format please click in the following link: Service Team 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