Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Advertisement Feature - World of Help Going on Show

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Advertisement Feature - World of Help Going on Show

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The Disability North Exhibition (DNEX) returns to the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle this week after the fantastic success of last year's event.

The exhibition is for anyone with an interest in independent living, assistive equipment, housing adaptations and services for disabled and older people.

DNEX is aimed at being wholly inclusive for people having to make lifestyle management choices because of age, illness, impairment and disability. Go along on Wednesday and Thursday to visit the biggest and best lifestyle event in the North. Admission is free and doors are open between 9.30pm and 5pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

Disability North is an independent charity based in Gosforth. Its aim is to promote inclusion, independence and choice for disabled people by providing a range of services.

These include information and advice on benefits, assistive equipment and housing adaptations, accessible environments, disability awareness training, independent living, direct payments and support for carers and parents.

DNEX can expect up to 5,000 visitors. More than 120 companies and organisations involved in assistive equipment, retail, leisure, services for disabled and older people, voluntary sector organisations and statutory bodies will exhibit, providing a wide range of the services available.

Terry Mallon, chief executive officer, commented: "Disability North employs therapists, information officers and advisers who are experienced in dealing with inquiries relating to independent living. We also have several specialist projects under our umbrella.

"We all consider the exhibition to be an extension of our services. Not only is it our biggest fundraiser of the year, it is also a way of publicising the impressive services we provide to disabled people, their carers, families and friends as well as health and social care workers."

Chairman of Disability North Arthur Scott will officially open the event on, along with sponsors' representatives Philip Browell of Browell, Smith & Co and Kate Welsh, board member at One NorthEast. …

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