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Room Hire

Are you looking for a spacious, affordable and accessible venue to hold your training sessions, meetings or conferences?

Disability North has a range of rooms available for hire.

Meeting rooms and demonstration areas at Disability North are available for hire 5 days a week, including evenings.

Rooms at Disability North are used for meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences and training sessions. Equipment for moving and handling training sessions is available.

All rooms are accessible for disabled people. For full details of accessibility at The Dene Centre, please click here.

All hire rates include the hire and use of our IT and audiovisual services as well as delegate tea, coffee and biscuits. Buffet-style catering is available on request by our chosen external provider at £5.95 + VAT per delegate.

Meeting, Seminar and Training Rooms

Community Room

Our community room is a large, accessible, affordable venue suitable for workshops, conferences and large meetings.

Hire costs include use of LCD TV screen for showing presentations, laptop, microphone, pull-down-projector-screen with projector, flipcharts, wifi access, tea, coffee and biscuits.

The room is easily accessible by a through-floor lift and 3 stairways each fitted with stair lifts. There is also an external mobility ramp and hearing loop. The room holds around 50 delegates.

Half Day (up to 4 hours): £50.00      Full Day (up to 8 hours): £100.00

The Small Training Room

Located on the ground floor, our Small Training Room is ideal for smaller meetings and training sessions.

Hire costs include use of laptop, ceiling-mounted digital projector with wall-mounted screen, flipcharts, wifi access, tea, coffee and biscuits.

Portable hearing loops are available if necessary.

The Small Training Room has a maximum capacity of 20 with tables or 30 without.


Half Day (up to 4 hours): £30.00      Full Day (up to 8 hours): £60.00

The Nicklin Room

The Nicklin Room is suitable for small cluster meetings and seminars.

With a capacity of 8, The Nicklin Room is a peaceful, comfortable venue for small groups.

Portable hearing loops are available if necessary.

Hire charges include use of Wifi, laptop, portable digital projector, tea, coffee and biscuits.


Half Day (up to 4 hours): £25.00      Full Day (up to 8 hours): £40.00


Equipment Demonstration Showrooms

Disability North has a range of independent living showrooms and equipment demonstration areas for hire, including bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and toilet areas. Each contain a variety of independent living equipment, and the bedroom and toilet areas are equipped with hoists, wash-dry facilities and changing tables.

There are also two straight and one curved stairlift as well as a through-floor lift and wheelchair scales available for demonstration hire.

We have an outdoor multi-terrain mobility garden in which clients can become used to using mobility equipment such as walkers and wheelchairs on surfaces such as gravel, cobbles, tarmac, pavement and concrete with fitted slopes and inclines.

If you are a healthcare professional or a care or moving & handling training provider and you would like to book our demonstration areas at competitive rates, please contact Disability North.


Half Day (up to 4 hours): £40.00      Full Day (up to 8 hours): £60.00 - for kitchen, bedroom and bathroom areas.

Please contact us for stairlift, through-floor lift, wheelchair scales and toilet rates.




The Disability North centre has its own on-site car parking but is easily accessible by regular public transport services.

If you are interested in hiring our conference rooms at extremely competitive rates, contact the Events Team by email by clicking here or telephone 0191 2840480.




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