Northumberland Disability and Deaf Network

This is an independent network that brings together disabled and deaf people in Northumberland. Providing peer support, it is a source of information on disability issues and advocates for better services in Northumberland. The network can also signpost people to other organisations for further support. Network members share information so that policymakers take their views into account when planning and delivering services.

The network was re-launched in March 2013 – please click here for a report on the launch.

Response to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) consultation - August 2013

NDDN responded to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) consultation on the criteria used for assessing entitlement to the mobility component of PIP on the basis of physical impairment. PIP is the new benefit being introduced in place of disability living allowance (DLA).

The response is here.

Details of the consultation (which closed in August 2013) are at

If you need any further information, or to join the network, please contact Liz Prudhoe on 01434 600599 or e-mail her at

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