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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.

All disability articles

Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing is where you are prescribed activity or exercise to improve your physical and mental health. It may be used in place of medication or alongside treatment.

Support Groups

There are a range of support groups in Newcastle that help, advise and support people through difficulties including offering emotional support to those people dealing with illness, social isolation, end of life or a long term condition.

 

Services for people with a learning disability or autism

This article explains the services that are available for people with a learning disability or autism.

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Taking a holiday

Information to help you to plan a holiday that takes into account your interests and needs.

Sight Loss and Visual Impairments

Vision impairment means that your eyesight cannot be corrected by glasses or lenses.  Conditions include: cataract,macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinitis pigamentosa and a condition related to stroke, hemianopia.

Where to get legal advice

Find out more about places where you can receive legal advice in Newcastle.