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Disability North Events

The Disability North Marketing and Events Team work to raise money to support the key functions of Disability North and also promote the charity. We organise and provide information on forthcoming events and training courses, manage external events and organise DNEX, our annual independent living exhibition.

DNEX 2016

September 21st and 22nd 2016, Newcastle Racecourse.

The North’s largest annual independent living event will take place on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September 2016 at Newcastle Racecourse and will open daily at 10:00 A.M. DNEX is hosted by Disability North- a leading disability resource in the North East and Cumbria. 2016 marks the 30th DNEX exhibition, and it will be opened by acclaimed Metro Radio DJ and 'Night Owls' host Alan Robson.


DNEX consists chiefly of an independent living exhibition. It 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 and social care professionals on a range of disability related issues. DNEX provides a unique opportunity to handle and sample products and services first-hand, empowering you or those around you to live independently.

In an exciting new development, DNEX 2016 will be co-located for the first time with Disabled Living Foundation's (DLF) Moving & Handling People North: the two-day CPD-accredited learning event for healthcare professionals.

An interesting and diverse seminar schedule runs concurrent to the exhibition with an exciting range of speakers.

Free public shuttle bus transport provided from Regent Centre and Four Lane Ends interchange.

For more information about DNEX 2016 click here to visit the DNEX section of our website, contact the events team on 0191 284 0480 or e-mail caitlinhunter@disabilitynorth.org.uk

DNEX 2016 is proudly sponsored by Independent Living Showroom and Jiraffe.


Disability North Annual Dinner

07:30 P.M., September 21st 2016, Newcastle Racecourse

The Disability North Annual Dinner provides the perfect opportunity for those working across the disability sector to celebrate another year of commitment to independence and empowerment and support the charity Disability North.

Please join us for a 3-course meal and drinks reception in a prestigious suite at Newcastle Racecourse.

The evening event brings together our service-users, equipment suppliers, dedicated supporters of our charity and delegates from Moving & Handling People North: the 2-day CPD-accredited event for healthcare professionals, which, in an exciting development, will be co-located with DNEX for the first time this year.


This special evening offers you the chance to show your support for us tickets are £30 per person or £300 for a table of ten.

Entertainment features include:

  • A stunning musical performance from The Glass Orchestra: a segment of 'The Lawnmowers', an independent theatre group comprised of adults with learning disabilities.

Secure your place at our annual dinner within the North’s largest independent living event by following the Paypal link below or email Caitlin Hunter at CaitlinHunter@disabilitynorth.org.uk to find out more about booking your place.

Disability North Dinner Table -£300 (plus VAT)


Disability North Single place(s) - £30 (plus VAT)

Dress Code: Lounge Suit / Smart


The Disability North Annual Dinner Menu


Roasted Tomato Soup with Herb Croutons

Chargrilled Breast of Chicken Served on crushed Potatoes with Seasonal Vegetables and a light Chicken Jus

(Vegetarian option: Roast sweet pepper Wellington on a warm lentil salsa, basil & tomato jus)


Seasonal Berry Eton Mess


Please click here to visit the Recent Events Section of our News Page and see some brilliant photos from our events this year.




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