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Newcastle Racecourse - 21st and 22nd September 2016

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DNEX 2016 - The Annual Exhibition of Disability North

The North’s largest annual independent living exhibition took  place on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September 2016 at Newcastle Racecourse. DNEX was hosted by Disability North- a leading disability resource in the North East and Cumbria. 2016 marked the 30th DNEX exhibition and it was opened by Metro Radio DJ and 'Night Owls' host, Alan Robson. Please click here to see the event photographs which were kindly provided by Mini Bee Photography and Laurence Sweeney Photography.

DNEX is a must- attend annual 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 was 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.

For more information about DNEX 2017 contact the events team on 0191 284 0480 or e-mail caitlinhunter@disabilitynorth.org.uk.






Exhibiting at DNEX 2017

Further details regarding DNEX 2017 will be published in due course.


Disability North Annual Dinner

07:00 P.M., September 21st 2016, Newcastle Racecourse, within DNEX

Disability North celebrated another year of empowerment for disabled people across the region at our Annual Dinner on the evening of September 21st at Newcastle Racecourse. Guests enjoyed a stunning musical performance at our drinks reception from The Glass Orchestra segment of The Lawnmower's Independent Theatre Company for learning disabled adults, before a 3-course meal.

The meal was followed by a topical speech from Jane Hartley, Chief Executive of The Voluntary Organisation's Network North East, as well as a captivating documentary by Ruth Abrahams MBE, trustee of Disability North, describing her life as a disabled person. The evening closed with a raffle.

Thank you to all of our guests, performers and speakers who made The Disability North Annual Dinner a fantastic, entertaining evening.

Please click here to see the official event photographs, which were kindly provided by Laurence Sweeney Photography.


Sponsorship Opportunities:

Gain essential publicity in the disability sector by becoming an official sponsor of DNEX.  Our sponsorship packages allow your organisation to achieve a key commercial presence on all DNEX promotional materials, mailings, signage, programmes, press adverts and social media channels. If you are interested in becoming a DNEX sponsor, please contact us.

The Seminars

DNEX boasts an interesting and diverse variety of free seminars presented by an excellent series of speakers. They provide an opportunity to gather information on best practice, and obtain first-class advice. All exhibition visitors are welcome to attend the seminars and, where appropriate, certificates of attendance will be awarded to healthcare professionals for their CPD portfolio. Details will be announced closer to the event.


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