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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

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

Provide advice and support to find an informal way to resolve your complaint of discrimination by explaining your rights under the Equality Act 2010 and advising on the best way to progress your complaint.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) seeks to maintain and strengthen the heritage of upholding people’s rights, valuing diversity and challenging intolerance.

Equally Ours

An umbrella organisation.

Eye Clinic Liaison Service

Our Eye Clinic Liaison Officers are here to help you get the care and support you need as soon as you have been diagnosed with a condition affecting your vision.

Families 1st 4 Additional Needs

A small charity based in the northern villages of Newcastle that aims to support families that have children with additional needs.


Foundations is the national body for home improvement agencies (HIAs) and handyperson services in England.

Friends Action North East

Friends Action North East (FANE) support adults with learning disabilities to meet new people and make lasting friendships.

Gasbags North East

Gasbags North East is a group for gay and bi-sexual men and men who are questioning their sexuality, aged 18 and over.


Government services and information links eg Benefits, household energy

Guide Dogs for the Blind

A national charity that aims to provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people.