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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 organisations

Citizens Advice Northumberland

Citizens Advice Northumberland provide free, confidential, impartial advice in the North East on a range of issues, including debt, fuel debt, welfare benefits, housing, employment, relationships,etc. It has offices throughout Northumberland.

Citylife Line

Newcastle city council, Connected Voice and Volunteer Centre Newcastle have launched a new service to help people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cumbria Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW) IPS Employment Support Service

Support to find employment or manage your employment when you are undergoing mental health issues at work.

Communication Support Service – Newcastle City Council

The Communication Support Service can arrange communication support for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind.

Community Health and Social Care Direct – Newcastle City Council

A Council department responsible for care and support for adults.

Connected Voice Advocacy

Support to get your voice heard.


The Connexions service provides careers information, advice and guidance to young people aged between 13 and 19, and up to 25 if you have a learning disability or difficulty.


Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. They are there to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed through information, advice, guidance and peer support.

Craftworks – The Percy Hedley Foundation

Craftworks is part of the Percy Hedley Foundation. They support disabled people with cerebral palsy as well as people with communication impairments, learning difficulties sensory…

Creative Support

Creative Support provide support for people with learning disabilities and/or autism