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Coronavirus Update

To protect our service-users from any potential risk from the Coronavirus, Disability North Advisors will not be attending home visits or holding appointments until further notice. The Dene Centre remains closed to the public.

In line with Government guidance, where possible the Disability North team are now working from home. We are still delivering our services remotely and Disability North is contactable by phone (0191 284 0480) or email (

Our Welfare Benefits and Direct Payment Service Teams continue to provide information and appointments over the phone. Everyone scheduled to attend an appointment at the Dene Centre will be contacted by their Advisor so that alternative arrangements can be made.

These changes will not impact our Payroll clients.

Disability North understand that this may be an anxious time for people in receipt of health & social care. Please visit our dedicated response page for more information and useful links. If you have any concerns please feel free to get in touch using the contact details above.

For media enquiries regarding the impact Coronavirus is having on those in receipt of health and social care, please contact our CEO Dr Victoria Armstrong.

Please keep checking our website and social media pages for further updates.

All events and training courses due to take place at the Dene Centre will not now go ahead until further notice. If you are due to attend an event or training course at the Dene Centre, please contact the provider for further information.


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.


Free Legal Workshop

Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney & the Court of Protection

Disability North, in conjunction with Sintons LLP and Irwin Mitchell, are running a series of free legal workshops to provide advice in relation to disability related matters. In November, Sophie Robinson from Sintons LLP will deliver a free workshop covering wills, trusts, powers of attorney and the Court of Protection for those planning for the future.

The legal work shop will be held at Disability North’s Dene Centre in Newcastle on Monday 25th November at 2:00pm – 4:00pm 

If you would like to attend the workshop or find out more information please contact Disability North on 0191 284 0480 and ask for Keith Moore or e-mail

Click here for more information on Disability North’s free legal workshop