There are many reasons a person may be considered to be physically disabled, including long-term neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, acquired brain injuries, chronic diseases such as cancer, and conditions that affect mobility, for example, rheumatoid arthritis.
Newcastle City Council Adult and Culture Services want people with a physical disability to live safely and independently in their own home for as long as they can and want to. They have produced information to explain how they can help achieve this. You can also download a copy of this information as a leaflet.
Disability North aims to promote inclusion, independence and choice for disabled people and provides a range of information and advice services.
DotComUnity is a national disability directory of activities, events and services. The directory covers Newcastle and the surrounding area, although the information is currently more limited than for some other areas of the country.
There are also organisations that provide support for a variety of needs, including physical disabilities and learning disabilities. These include Skills for People which can be viewed on our Learning Disabilities page.
Therapy Directory promotes the benefits of complementary therapy and aims to give visitors all the information they need to help them make an informed decision about whether therapy would be right for them.
Newcastle City Council also support deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted and deafblind people in Newcastle. They can help with a variety of services including support for carers, communication support (including access to Braille, sign language or lip reading classes) and referral for guide dog training. Read more information on the support they can provide. There is also a video giving this information which you can watch online.
Newcastle Society for Blind People offer a range of services for blind people and visually impaired people of all ages. Services include a library group, social and lunch groups and a voluntary support group.
Henshaws Society for Blind People work in the North of England, enabling people living with visual impairments and other disabilities to build the skills and independence they need, to get the future they want.
Newcastle Deaflink campaigns for equal rights, campaigns for equal access to services and information, provides individual or group advocacy support, facilitates consultation events, provides training/advice, and holds information forums for deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people.
On this page we have included a selection of organisations that can provide support, advice and services, sometimes free of charge. However, if you are interested in seeing a full list of organisations that provide services locally and are approved by Newcastle City Council, please click here.