Disclaimer : Please note that North Tyneside Coalition of Disabled People is not responsible for the accuracy, content or accessibility of the websites linked from our website. Therefore, if you are unhappy with anything contained within these sites, you should direct your enquiry or complaint to the individual website concerned.

Citizens Advice North Tyneside External Link Citizens Advice is an independent service providing free, confidential and impartial advice to everybody regardless of race, sex, disability, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, religion and belief.

Community & Health Care Forum (CHCF) External Link CHCF provide opportunities for voluntary organisations and members of the community to have their say in the planning and delivery of Health and Social Care in North Tyneside.

Healthwatch North Tyneside External Link Healthwatch was launched in England on 1 April 2013 to give users of health and social care services a powerful voice - both locally and nationally. Healthwatch North Tyneside is your dedicated consumer champion, working with users of local NHS and social care services to hear about your experiences, identify any issues or problems and help bring improvements.

LD:NorthEast External Link LD:NorthEast have been providing dedicated personalised social care services to the Learning Disability community in North Tyneside since 1993 and their new vision is to see their reach extend throughout the region.

LD:NorthEast believes that everybody in society should have the same basic rights, responsibilities and opportunities to lead a full and rewarding life. People who have a learning disability sometimes just need a little extra support to do this. They support people to make friends, take part in activities that support their health, wellbeing and safety and to live as individuals, being in charge of everything they do.

North Tyneside Carers' Centre External Link North Tyneside Carers' Centre provide support to anyone who on an unpaid basis looks after a relative, family member or friend because of physical or mental illness, disability or substance misuse. They offer information, advice and support tailored to meet a carers needs, including : advocacy; someone to talk; practical training to help with the caring role; regular newsletters and information; support with education, employment and training; groups and activities where carers can meet others in similar situations and share experiences and views; a break from the caring role; specialist mental health support; help through the carer assessment process; counselling and aromatherapy; support and activities for Young Carers; consultation activities so that carers can give their views.

North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group External Link All 29 GP practices in North Tyneside are members of the clinical commissioning group. Recent structural changes to the NHS have placed CCGs at the centre of regional healthcare, so in addition to looking after the health of the local community, North Tyneside CCG has overall responsibility for the development and planning of regional healthcare services. To do this they ensure their healthcare professionals are up-to-date with clinical best practice and their care programmes are backed up by thorough research, for the benefit of all patients.

North Tyneside Council External Link North Tyneside Council's official website where you can learn all about your local Council, as well as find their latest news and events.

North Tyneside MS Society External Link The North Tyneside Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society's mission is to provide assistance and support to those who are affected by Multiple Sclerosis in the North Tyneside area.

SIGN North Tyneside External Link SIGN North Tyneside is a network of providers of free, independent and confidential information working to put people in need of practical or emotional help and guidance in touch with those local organisations best able to provide it.

Sport North Tyneside External Link Sport North Tyneside can help you get involved in sport in many different ways. You can find out which sport is for you at their taster sessions, make friends by joining a sports club, or find voluntary opportunities near you.

VODA External Link VODA (North Tyneside Voluntary Organisations Development Agency) is a registered charity providing advice, training, information and support to volunteers, voluntary and community groups working in North Tyneside.
Altonaids Mobility External Link Altonaids Mobility Limited is one of the oldest and most respected names in the sales and service of aids to daily living and is a name instantly recognised and trusted by healthcare professionals.  They are based in the northeast and were established in 1979 with the aim of providing good, honest personal service, ensuring that all their customers, from young-of-age to young-at-heart, receive the right product to suit their particular level of disability.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust External Link Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is geographically one of the largest trusts in the country. It provides healthcare to over half a million people across North Tyneside and Northumberland.

Special Olympics Gateshead Tyne & Wear External Link Special Olympics Gateshead Tyne & Wear is a sporting club for people with disabilities within Gateshead & the surrounding areas.

They are a multi-award winning registered charity and sporting club, which provides weekly sports training in 10 sports for people with learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities, equipping our athletes with the confidence and skills to participate in regional, national and international sporting competitions.

Tyne & Wear Concessionary Travel Scheme for Disabled People External Link If you are disabled, live in Tyne and Wear and have a Concessionary Travel Pass, you can travel on buses for free.  Visit the website for full details.
Action on Hearing Loss External Link Action on Hearing Loss are working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.

Arthritis Care External Link Arthritis Care exists to support people with arthritis. They are the UK’s largest charity working with and for all people who have arthritis. They are a user led charity which means people with arthritis are at the heart of their work – they form their membership, are involved in all of their activities and direct what they do.

BBC Ouch External Link Ouch explores the disability world in blog posts and a monthly internet radio talk show. It is brought to you by an award-winning team of disabled journalists with help from guest contributors who all have personal connections to disability. Ouch goes behind the headlines of disability news and also lifts the lid on the little details about being disabled that are not widely talked about.

Changing Places External Link The Changing Places Consortium has launched a campaign on behalf of those people who cannot use standard accessible toilets.  This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as many other disabled people.  They need Changing Places toilets which are publicly accessible with enough space and the right equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist.

Counselling Directory External Link The Counselling Directory website provides a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs.  This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics. Every counsellor on the site who has submitted their profile, has either sent a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover to us, or is registered with a professional body online with recognised codes of ethics and practice, this way we can be assured of their professionalism.

Direct Enquiries External Link is a national access register that provides a full directory service for UK companies detailing the access and facilities available at those registered with  They include shops, banks, accessible toilets, hotels, services and many more.

Disability Rights UK External Link Disability Rights UK works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens. Disability Rights UK is led, run and controlled by disabled people, with disabled people making up at least three-quarters of its board members.

Disability Rights UK focuses on : Breaking the link between disability and poverty, Mobilising disabled people’s leadership and control – in our own lives, our organisations and society, Making independent living a reality, Putting disability equality and human rights into practice across society

Disability Rights UK was formed through a unification of Disability Alliance, Radar and National Centre for Independent Living.

Driving Mobility External Link Driving Mobility is a network of 16 independent organisations covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which offer professional, high quality information, advice and assessment to people who need to gain or retain independence through mobility.

Motability External Link The Motability Scheme provides an affordable, worry-free way for people with disabilities to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair in exchange for their mobility allowance. The Scheme is operated by Motability Operations Ltd, under contract to Motability, a registered Charity.

Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (formerly RICA) External Link The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers is the trading name of the national research charity Research Institute for Consumer Affairs (RICA).  The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers is the leading expert in user-centred research involving disabled and older consumers.

They are an independent, national charity who were founded by the Consumers’ Association, now Which?, and have over 50 years’ experience of specialist research and publishing high-quality information.

RNIB External Link The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the UK’s leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.

Their pioneering work helps anyone with a sight problem – not just with braille and Talking Books but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges. They also provide information on eye conditions and provide support and advice for people living with sight loss.

Your Local External Link Most popular cinemas now have facilities to screen the latest films with English-language subtitles & audio description for people with hearing or sight loss.  There are almost 1,000 subtitled shows every week around the UK and thousands more audio described shows.
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