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Gateshead network of children with disabilities

The Gateshead Network of Children with Disabilities is an information service for families with disabled children.  Members receive free leisure cards and Max cards, which can be used at lots of leisure attractions in the Gateshead area.

If you would like to become a member you can register online below or contact us by email or phone.

Once we receive your completed membership form we will securely and confidentially record your contact details so we can keep you informed about events and services which may interest you and your family.

MAX Cards

A Max Card is the UK's leading discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs.

For further information and details of where the Max Card can be used, please visit the My Max Card website (opens new window).

GO Gateshead leisure pass

The Go Gateshead Leisure pass is currently under review and new cards are currently only being issued until the end of March 2024, pending the conclusions of this review. The process of accessing a  MAX card remains unchanged.

The GO Gateshead leisure pass allows you access to free activities such as swimming, fitness classes, gyms as well as free use of group activities such as badminton or squash. A card can be provided for each member of the household so everyone can take part in these activities.

Terms and conditions of use will be sent with your Max Card and Go Gateshead leisure pass.

Sign up to the Gateshead network of children with disabilities

To register you will need to provide one of the following:

  • an Education, Health and Care Plan
  • medical letter of the diagnosed disability
  • proof of Disability Living Allowance
  • proof of Personal Independence Payment

If you have any questions before applying, please email disabledchildrenteam@gateshead.gov.uk or phone 0191 433 3843.

Register your child

Contact us

Children with disabilities team
Regent Street
Gateshead NE8 1HH

disabledchildrenteam@gateshead.gov.uk
0191 433 3843