Disability North

We  are one of the largest disability charities in the north of England. We provide information, advice and independent living services, helping and supporting more than 10,000 disabled people, their families and carers every year.

We offer impartial advice and information on a range of issues including benefit claims, holidays and leisure, equipment and adaptations. The service can be accessed by disabled people, their families and carers, health/social care employees and anyone with an interest in disability issues.

Projects and departments based at The Dene Centre include:

  • Service Team
  • Direct Payments Support Service
  • Disability North Events

We organise up to 20 events per year including training courses, conferences, annual fundraising events, such as golf days and sponsored walks, and DNEX (the Disability North Exhibition) held at Gosforth Racecourse.

We have a fully accessible conference room and committee room for hire. We offer training and access advice to organisations, employers and individuals. Please contact us with any special provision needs you require.

There are no charges for our information and advice.

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Sheila Rzepczynski
Contact position
Service Team Leader
0191 284 0480
Fax: 0191 213 0910
Textphone: 0191 284 0480

Charity number - 514733

Where to go

Dene Centre
Castle Farm Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Other details

Cost description
There are no charges for information and advice.
Disability North has a fully accessible conference room and committee room for hire. Costs range between £100 - £225 + VAT for a full day, £20-£40 + VAT per hour.

Local Offer

Local Offer description

The Dene Centre is a fully accessible building.


Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.

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Address: Dene Centre  Castle Farm Road  Newcastle upon Tyne

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