Our primary purpose is campaigning to change perceptions of disability and achieve greater equality for disabled people in the North East. We can also do this by offering specialist training and consultancy services. 


Over the next 2-3 years we plan to build a suite of training packages covering a range of topics relating to disability equality. At present we offer:

Disability Equality, Awareness and Etiquette 

A 2-hour introduction to the key issues around disability equality and inclusion. 

More details here.



Digital Accessibility 

We are currently funded to run a series of accessibility workshops for the VCSE sector in the North East, and hope to develop a course for wider use across the region. 

Digital Accessibility Workshops 

Free places available for VCSE organisations 

More details here:

Digital Accessibility: Online Meetings and Social Media

Digital Accessibility: Office Documents and Email

All training is currently offered via Zoom until COVID restrictions are eased, when we hope to be able to offer face-to-face sessions.  

If you would like to discuss any disability-related training needs, or check availability and prices for the above courses, please email or call Richard on 07498 317352. 




Difference is run by disabled people. Across our Board of Trustees, our staff, volunteers and members, we have a huge pool of expertise on which to draw. 

We are happy to offer general guidance and advice to individuals and organisations to help break down barriers and ensure disabled people – customers, colleagues, visitors – get fair access. 

For more in-depth pieces of work, we can provide consultancy services. This could be work such as: 

  • Assessing your buildings and facilities 
  • Helping you to develop inclusive strategies and policies 
  • Accessibility-checking your website or app 
  • Helping you to identify and attract disabled talent 

Please get in touch to discuss your needs and see how we can help. Call Richard on 07498 317352 or email