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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, Lindisfarne Castle, Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, Bedes World, Souter Lighthouse and South Shields Museum and Art Gallery).
  • Members can apply for an Active Card, which provides access to free swimming at Hebburn Central and Haven Point.
  • Term time activities for children with disabilities.
  • Weekend activities for children with disabilities.
  • Specialised drop off play group for 0-5 year olds during school holidays.
  • Sport and play schemes during school holidays for school aged children.
  • Family activities during the school holidays.
  • 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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