About Us

Disability North is a registered charity (no. 514733) promoting inclusion, independence and choice for disabled people and their families by providing information, advice and support on any aspect of disability. Services are also provided for students or professionals working in the statutory, voluntary and the public sector.

We are a user-led charity with a constitutional majority of disabled people on our executive committee. The needs of disabled people, older adults and their families are at the heart of our services and our free, impartial advice empowers them to make informed decisions, maximizing the control they have over their own lives.

Please see ‘Independent Living’to discover the services we offer and how we can help you to live independently.

Our Mission: To promote inclusion, independence and choice for disabled people and their families.

Our Vision: To be the best resource for Disability in the North

History: The Charity was originally known as Newcastle Council for the Disabled working from Mea House in Newcastle. In the early nineteen eighties Newcastle City Council offered the land now known as the Dene Centre to the Council for the Disabled with the proviso that they raise part of the funds to build the regions centre of excellence for disability. The Council for the Disabled accepted the challenge and the funds were raised. The centre was officially opened in 1985. In 1995 the Charity changed its name and became Disability North.

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