Introducing Northern Rights…

In April 2012 after a decade of working for a national disability charity in both local and national roles, Katherine Murray and fellow director Dawn Brown launched Northern Rights from within County Durham Citizens Advice Bureau premises in Castledene Shopping Centre, Peterlee.

They have brought together an amazing team of individuals chosen to work for Northern Rights for their empathy, knowledge and sheer determination to assist those living in the North East who need help the most progress and achieve work.

“We offer a dignified, work focussed service where people with health problems and disabilities are given the support they need to overcome their problems and achieve.  The feedback has been outstanding, it’s incredibly rewarding to see the positive difference we are making to people’s lives.”

– Dawn Brown, Director of Northern Rights


“We work with people who have not received the correct support for a number of years, people who do not feel any self-worth or feel lost in a system that does not meet their needs. Our role is to improve the self-efficacy of our participants, to equip people with the motivation and skills needed to overcome their personal barriers and improve their circumstances.”

– Alison Fish, Director of Learning


“We’re immensely proud of the success Northern Rights has achieved in a very short time. We have all worked extremely hard to compete and succeed in a welfare to work market dominated by the financial might of national and multinational corporations. Providing our localised model, offering appropriate levels of support we are assisting more people to secure lasting jobs.”

– Katherine Murray, Director of Northern Rights