Disability North’s exhibition DNEX has been part of the North East’s independent living landscape for over 25 years.

Significant changes in the social, technical and economic environment have severely impacted on DNEX in its current format as a two day exhibition. In the light of this the decision has been made not to deliver an exhibition under the DNEX banner in 2018.

We have undertaken extensive research and have identified several new exciting directions to take the DNEX brand in, which we hope will involve organisations who would traditionally exhibit at DNEX. One of these initiatives, which we are extremely excited about, is a significantly different type of online directory, which we are currently looking for partner organisations to be part of. To find out more about this please contact Kevin at kevinwright@disabilitynorth.org.uk

We believe that we at the start of an exciting new future for the DNEX brand, and we look forward to sharing more details with you about these initiatives over the coming months.

There is still time to book on the following two training courses taking place at Disability North in March 2018.

One Day Moving & Handling Course

This One Day Moving & Handling of People Course is aimed at those working within the Health & Social Care Sectors as a general introduction or update on the safer principles of handling and use of handling equipment and the associated importance of risk assessment and duty of care.

To find out more please click on the following link: One Day Moving & Handling Course.

Positive Risk Taking in Health & Social Care (Half Day Course)

Risk, it’s a challenging word and subject to discuss and manage within Health and Social Care environments.  This half day course to explore the professional attitudes towards risk in relationship to patients and service users and how we as professionals look at risk as a positive development in promoting independence of those in receipt of care and those providing it.

To find out more please click on the following link: Positive Risk Taking in Health & Social Care.

Are you struggling to get a one-to-one appointment for welfare benefits advice?

If so, you are welcome to attend one of our regular welfare benefits workshops with one of our dedicated welfare benefits specialists. These sessions cover the latest changes in the benefits system, including Employment and Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Universal Credit. They also include advice on challenging and appealing benefit decisions.

The workshops are free and may interest disabled people, their families, friends and carers.

Next Workshops:

2.00pm Thursday 22nd February 2018

These workshops take place at Disability North, Dene Centre.
Please call 0191 2840480 to book your place.

We are delighted to announce that the Disability North Golf Day 2018 will take place at Hexham Golf Club on Friday 18th May 2018.

Hexham is a traditional, parkland golf course with stunning views over the meeting of the North and South Tyne. It has regularly been listed as one of the best in the country.

We are looking for teams of four to compete in an 18-hole golf game. All participants will enjoy a breakfast roll, BBQ, hospitality and refreshments at a half-way house, breath-taking views of the Tyne Valley and the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes.

To find out more about taking part please click here: Disability North Golf Day 2018.