Talks & Workshops

Upcoming events:


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 31st May
2:00pm Friday 29th June
2:00pm Thursday 26th July

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


How to write a Supporting Letter for Welfare Benefits Applications and Appeals (Free Workshop)

3pm to 4pm, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 at VODA Hawkeys Lane, North Shields, NE29 9BZ

This workshop is for health care professionals, carers and family members of disabled people.

The workshop will provide helpful tips for Writing supporting letters, and give benefit claimants a greater chance of being successful with their benefit claims.

Spaces are limited so please book to attend by emailing: or by calling: 0191 284 0480.





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