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Children with Disabilities Network

The Children with Disabilities Network is a point of contact for families looking for information.

Who can join?

Those who live in South Tyneside, and have a child aged between 0-18 years, with a permanent disability or life-long additional needs that have a substantial and long term impact on their ability to carry out day to day activities.

How much does it cost?

It is free to join the Network.


  • Max Card, which gives free and discounted entry to hundreds of local, regional and national attractions (such as Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Newcastle's Centre for Life, Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, Jarrow Hall and South Shields Museum and Art Gallery).
  • Members can apply for an Active Card, which provides access to free swimming at Hebburn Central, Haven Point and Jarrow Community Pool.
  • Term time activities for children with disabilities.
  • Sport and play schemes during school holidays for school aged children.
  • Regular information emails.

Join the Network and apply for or renew a Max Card

To join the Children with Disabilities Network and to apply for a Max Card, complete the form below. 

If you are already a member of the Network and would like to apply for a Max Card, we ask that you complete the same form so we have all of your up-to-date information. 

Join the Network and apply for or renew a Max Card

    If you would prefer paper forms to be sent out please email or call 0191 424 4416.

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