Disability North is a free Independent Living Service which promotes social inclusion, independence and choice for disabled and older people in the North East of England and Cumbria. Disability North is a user led registered charity which works with, and for, disabled people, empowering them to maximise the control they have over their own lives.
Our Service Team can provide information and advice on equipment and activities for daily living (ADL), benefits and Direct Payments as well as advising on many other aspects of disability and signposting to other organisations who can help.
Our Mission: Disability North promotes inclusion, independence and choice for disabled people in the region.
Our Vision: To be the best resource on disability in the North.
Disabilty North Latest News
Vote for Disability North in the Aviva Community Fund Awards
Please vote for us now in the Aviva Community Fund Awards! The process is simple- just click on the link below to register and vote!
Please vote now: your vote could mean we secure the funding required to employ another Benefits worker here at Disability North.
Changes to Welfare Benefits Advice
Due to the nature of our current funding streams we regret that we are temporarily unable to answer welfare benefit enquiries from people living in the Gateshead area. The following organisations may provide support to Gateshead residents:
Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation (ex miners only) - 0191 4777 242
Contact a Family (children only) - 0191 213 6300
Gateshead Citizen's Advice Bureau - 0344 245 1288
Gateshead Carers' Advice (carers only) - 01207 549 780
AGE UK Gateshead (over 50's only) - 0191 477 3559
Pathway's (mental health only) - 0191 4900 579
The Gosforth and Jesmond Christmas Market
By Disability North
Saturday 26th November 2016, Deneview School, South Gosforth.
Following the success of last year's event, Disability North are delivering another accessible festive event for residents of Heaton, Gosforth, Jesmond and beyond, with an array of local traders and family entertainment. Please click here for further information.
The International Day of Disabled People 2016
Saturday 3rd December, Gateshead Leisure Centre.
Disability North are working with Gateshead Council Sports and Leisure to celebrate the fantastic accessible leisure facilities and sporting groups across our region, all in the spirit of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Please click here for further information.
DNEX 2016 / Moving & Handling People North / Annual Dinner
DNEX 2016 was held at Newcastle Racecourse on September 21st and September 22nd 2016 at Newcastle Racecourse. The exhibition was opened by famous Metro Radio DJ Alan Robson.
In a unique development this year, DNEX was held in partnership with Moving and Handling
People North, the 2-day CPD-accredited course for healthcare professionals.
On the evening of September 21st, Disability North celebrated another evening of empowerment for disabled people across the region at our annual dinner.
To see the fantastic pictures from DNEX 2016 and The Disability North Annual Dinner, please click here.
Service Team Newsletter
To view the latest editon of the Service Team Newsletter please click on the following link: Newsletter
Office Space to Rent at Disability North
We have a number of rooms available at Disability North available for hire as managed office space. Benefits include car park, reception services and wi-fi access. To find out more please e-mail us by clicking on the following link: Office Space Query.
Would You Consider Leaving a Gift to Disability North?
At some point in time it becomes important for everyone to write a will. It will help to protect your money and make sure your things go where you want them to. Once you have taken care of your family and friends, you might like to help Disability North to continue supporting and empowering disabled people by leaving us a gift in your will. To find out more click here.
How to Contact Us:
By Post - Disability North, The Dene Centre, Castle Farm Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1PH
Telephone - 0191 2840480 or Text - Direct 18001 0191 2840480
Fax - 0191 2130910
Email - General Enquiries
Kindly supported by:
The Barbour Foundation
Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust
J.H. Burn Charity Trust