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Disability

Discover more about local services and support for disabled people. If you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities you are classed as disabled. Find out more about your rights.

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Interpreting and translation

There are a range of organisations that provide interpreting and translation services in Newcastle

Learning disability

A learning disability is a life-long condition. It affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.

Making your computer or mobile device easier to use

There are some steps that you can take to help make your computer easier to use without having to purchase new equipment.

Mental Health

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. 1 in 4 people in the UK have a mental health problem which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

Migraine

For many people the main symptom is a painful headache. Other symptoms include disturbed vision; sensitivity to light, sound and smells feeling sick and vomiting.

Nexus TaxiCard Scheme – Accessible Transport

The TaxiCard scheme is for those who have a disability or impairment that means using public transport is difficult.

Personal alarm systems and telecare

If you’re worried about getting help if you have an accident at home or fall ill suddenly, a 24 hour response, monitoring or support service may be useful to you to help you live confidently and independently.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

PIP replaces Disability Living Allowance. It is a benefit to help towards some of the extra costs associated with ill-health or disability

Public transport

Information on the types of public transport available in Newcastle.

Self care and disability

Self care and self management for people with a disability are terms that are used regularly in today’s society, particularly by the NHS and associated health and social care organisations.