Our Mission: Disability North promotes inclusion, independence and choice for disabled people in the region.
Our Vision: To be the best resource on disability in the North.
Disability North is a free Independent Living Service which promotes social inclusion, independence and choice for disabled and older people in the North East of England and Cumbria. Disability North is a user led registered charity which works with, and for, disabled people, empowering them to maximise the control they have over their own lives
Whether a disability is from a lifelong impairment, an accident, illness or advancing age, people are usually poorly informed about disability benefits, welfare rights and the availability and suitability of assistive equipment. The challenges disabled people face relate not only to managing and adapting to a health condition or impairment, but also to the associated financial stresses.
The organisation provides free, confidential and impartial information and advice about disability benefits, welfare rights, and the availability and suitability of assistive equipment.
Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team who demonstrate a real understanding of the impact of adapting to, and living with, a disability. Services are tailored to the particular circumstances of individual service users in order to provide a truly person centred service.