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Christmas Opening Hours

Disability North will close for the Christmas period at 2:00pm on Monday 23rd December and reopen at 9:00am on Thursday 2nd January.

We at Disability North would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported us throughout 2019 and wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Christmas Fayre – Monday 9th December

Fancy getting into the Christmas spirit?

Why not come along to the Christmas Fayre at Gateshead College on Monday 9th December?

Hosted by Project Choice Preparing for Adulthood, in association with Disability North, the Fayre will be held in the college reception from 1:00pm.

A range of different crafts and tasty Christmas treats will be on sale, so come and join us!

Click here for more details or contact


Disability North Summary Annual Report 2018/2019 Now Available to View Online

The Disability North Summary Annual Report 2018/2019 is now available to view online.

Included in the report is an introduction from the Chair of our Executive Committee (Jamie Cairns) and a message from our Chief Executive (Dr Victoria Armstrong).

The report contains a financial summary for the year 2018-2019 and details the impressive achievements of our Benefits Advice, Direct Payment Support, Payroll and Independent Living Services.

A brief overview is provided of further services that were offered by Disability North over this period, including our accessible room hire scheme and training package delivery.

Also included is information on the successful pilot and planned expansion of FundED, our new ethical fundraising scheme that engages local schools, promotes inclusion and raises awareness of contemporary disability issues in society. In the coming year we intend to develop and launch more innovative and sustainable income generation projects, including the DNEX Independence Directory which is previewed in the report.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supports Disability North and enables us to keep working towards our mission to promote inclusion, independence and choice for disabled people, carers, and their support networks.

Click on the link below to read our Summary Annual Report 2018/2019 in full. Printed copies of the report are available on request.

Click here to read the Disability North Summary Annual Report 2018-2019 in full.