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Disability North is home to several other organistions supporting disabled people in the region. Please find below an overview of the organisations and their services.


BRAINBOX is a children’s charity (registered under Charity Number 1141250) , established in the North East of England by a group of dedicated people who have personal and professional experience of living or working with a child or young person with an Acquired Brain Injury.

Our parent members know how it feels to live with the every day challenges of having life turned upside down by an accident or childhood illness, which could happen to any family, and are therefore the best possible people to help other families in a similar position.

Call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 012 4027 or visit our website by clicking on the following link: BRAINBOX

Brandling Village Pre-School

We provide a warm, fun and friendly learning environment for children aged 2 to 5 years.
All our activities within preschool are based around the Early Years Foundation Stage. All staff are qualified to a level 3 or above as well as an Early Years Professional.

Jesmond Preschool has been inspected and validated to receive Government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year old. (Please note funding for a 2 year old is subject to eligibility criteria)

We pride ourselves in our Learning Journals which can now be accessed anywhere at any time due to these now being electronic. They can be easily shared with family and friends as well as be viewed at a time that is convenient for yourself. As well as us being able to input our observations from the setting parents and carers are now able to add their own observations and pictures too.

We are open 38 weeks of the years and in general, holidays are in line with local schools.

Sessions start from £10 per 3 hour session. Fees include a healthy mid morning snack.

Session Time:
Monday 9:15 am to 12:15 pm
Tuesday 9:15 am to 12:15 pm
Wednesday 9:15 am to 12:15 pm
Thursday 9:15 am to 12:15 pm
Friday 9:15 am to 12:15 pm

For website, click here

Contact a Family

Contact a Family is the only UK wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parent/carers of all disabled children aged 0 to 25.

Contact a Family North East supports families across the whole of the region. We help by Answering enquiries – we provide information on a range of issues including specific condition information and their related support networks; Providing Publications - we produce fact sheets and booklets on issues such as benefits, aids and equipment, education, family issues and holidays; Local information – we send out regional newsletters on a quarterly basis and weekly email bulletins to let people know about activities, events and news.

We also signpost parent/carers and professionals to local services in the North East region; Workshops and events – we run workshops for parent/carers on issues such as siblings, benefits and wills and trusts; Linking families – we enable parent/carers to get in contact with other families both on a local and national basis and we also have a web linking service and Parent participation – we are committed to empowering parent/carers and helping them to become involved in shaping local services.

Contact us on 0191 213 6300 or email us on the following link: Contact a Family.

To visit our website click here.


Liveasy are well-respected mobility and incontinence suppliers who have been supplying living aids equipment for over 10 years to the Public, Trade, Public Sector, Charities and the NHS.

At Liveasy we understand that every customer is important and has their own unique and specific needs; we pride ourselves on the quality of our products, which we ensure are affordable to everyone. Our staff have all worked within the mobility industry, and are more than qualified to help you find the correct piece of equipment to improve your quality of life.

Liveasy have branches within Disability North in Gosforth, Shiremoor, as well as an online service, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Newcastle Disability Forum (NDF)

Disabled people, world-wide, have always found it difficult to make their voices heard. Fortunately, disabled people in the City of Newcastle have the advantage of being able to link with an energetic, vocal and tireless group of disabled people who are working to destroy the barriers which prevent disabled people from living the full and independent lives to which they are entitled.

Newcastle Disability Forum (NDF) represents and draws its membership from people with any physical or sensory impairment, carers of disabled people and other interested people. Many of its members also represent other organisations. Underpinning the Forum's philosophy and activities are a commitment to a multi-disability approach, anti-racism / equal opportunities and the Social Model of Disability.

To visit the Newcastle Disability Forum (NDF)

  website by clicking on the following link: Newcastle Disability Forum (NDF)    


Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (formerly known as the Parent Partnership Service) provides information, advice and support at any stage of a child or young person’s education, and we provide an Independent Supporter for families in the process of getting an Education Health and Care Plan.

This is an impartial confidential service.

We provide information, advice and support for

• parents and carers of children with special educational needs

• children and young people up to the age of 25 years

We specialise in education matters but can support with social care and health issues by signposting.

The Parent Partnership Review 2012 document also provides case studies of families who have used the service and describe some of the issues that were facing the families and their children.

Who to contact

Telephone: 0191 284 0480

E-mail: judith.lane@newcastle.gov.uk


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