Welcome to DISC

DISC 's services cover areas such drugs and alcohol, housing related support, housing, employment, training and education, health and well-being, children, young people and families, women, criminal justice and community and offender rehabilitation. We also run the MoreTime social enterprise.

DISC is one of the North’s most successful charities

Welcome to DISC. We help people realise their potential.  We work with them to make the most of their individual strengths and talents. We help service users identify the steps they have to take and then support them in their journey.

Trusted to deliver

Welcome to DISC Helen Bowyer and Dean Flanagan, Acting Project Leader for Salford FIP receive the Mayor’s charter Mark from Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart (centre).

Helen Bowyer and Dean Flanagan, Acting Project Leader for Salford FIP receive the Mayor’s Charter Mark from Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart (centre). Project wins Charter Mark

We have wide ranging expertise in areas like employment and skills, substance misuse, housing support, offender rehabilitation, children young people’s and families, and health and wellbeing. It allows us to offer more holistic support for service users.

We’re always innovating. And we want to break down barriers for our client groups. Over 30 years, we’ve become a trusted provider in neighbourhoods as well as on a regional scale.

Focused on our service users

Service users are at the heart of what we do. They help us to design, improve and deliver services. We trust in their experience. We support many to become volunteers, peer mentors and employees. As a charity, we’re not trying to make a profit. We’re focused on front line support.

Partnership ethos

We have a partnership ethos. We use local and specialist expertise to achieve the best outcomes for our service users. Visit our partnership page.

A growing portfolio

DISC is one of the North’s most successful home-grown charities. Although long established, we continue to grow.  In 2016/17, we hope to help even more than the 12,000 people we provided services for in the last financial year.

Committed workforce

We often work in partnerships with other high quality providers.

With our turnover at above £23m, DISC employs over 450 staff and around 100 volunteers and peer mentors. We often draw in experience and expertise from our different service areas in our commissions.

The way we do things has got praise from the Care Quality Commission and Ofsted. We’ve held the Investors in People Award since 1998. We’re recognised as genuinely valuing diversity by Equality North East

Our services are based across the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside  region and the North West.