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The Institute of Public Policy Research North is holding an event to explore the cost of living for people with disabilities. Ellie Brawn, Public Policy Adviser at Scope, will be talking about the issue of disability poverty and will ask what needs to...
Inclusion North are hosting two workshops for self-advocacy groups and leaders in Inclusion North member areas.We want to help groups and leaders to think about rights and responsibilities, and to talk about: * Mental Capacity Act and supporting self-...
Here is a list of places in Newcastle that are part of the Safe Places scheme: Safe Places (So far)  St John the Baptist Church (Grainger Street)  The Central Library  Brunswick Methodist Church (beside Fenwick’s)  St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral (Near...
A Tyneside cafe which will give students with disabilities a chance at work experience has opened its doors. Cafe Beam has been set up by Smile For Life children’s charity, which is based in Ashburton Road, Gosforth, Newcastle. It aims to give students...
If you are blind or partially sighted and would like help to get out and about, then the My Guide service is for you. With My Guide Partnerships, we carefully choose a trained volunteer or a friend or family member to support you to work towards your...
Better Days are a Newcastle based group who's goal is to make it easier for people with learning disabilities to go out and about in Newcastle. They have released a series of films about staying safe, and safe places.  To watch all 4 videos, got to...
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A documentary series about love and disability... The Un-dateables will follow disabled people, and those with a variety of conditions through the highs and lows of finding love. If you are single and looking for love, please get in touch. Telephone:...
You can find safe places on our Community Map http://www.friendsaction.co.uk/community-map Look for the safe places logo like the one above. What are Safe Places? Safe Places are places where you can go to get help if you are:  ·     Lost...
A message to an expectant mother from young adults who have grown up with Down syndrome is promising to challenge the fears and perceptions surrounding the condition.  An email received by the National Association of People with Down Syndrome from a...
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Additional safeguards are needed to ensure that disabled people are not deprived of their liberty, the UK's highest court has ruled. In a test case on the conditions under which three individuals are living, the supreme court said that their medical...