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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 organisations

Dimensions – North East

Dimensions began supporting people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs out of institutions, helping them lead ordinary lives in their local communities forty years ago.

Direct Services, Durham County Council

Direct Services, Durham County Council offer an easy to access stairlift maintenance service for local residents, including Newcastle City Council residents. The service provision…

Disability Benefits Helpline

A useful benefits helpline: DLA, AA and PIP>

Disability Equipment Service

Disability Equipment Service is a website where you can buy and sell new and used disability equipment.

Disability North

Disability North provides information and advice on all aspects of disability for disabled people, their families and carers.

Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK produce information, services and products developed by and for disabled people.

Disabled Access Holidays

Disabled Access Holidays is an online travel agent offering services to disabled people throughout the UK.

Disabled Living Foundation

Free impartial advice and information about daily living equipment

Disabled Person’s Railcard

The Disabled Person’s Railcard is available to disabled people and provides 1/3 off most rail fares across Britain for you and a companion.

Disabled Services Centre

The wheelchair and specialist seating service is part of the Disablement Services Centre. They work with patients, their family and carers in Newcastle and across the North East to help with mobility, comfort and support.