Empowering people in North Lanarkshire
Our Mission Statement
We aim to provide up-to-date information that supports people with a disability and their carers to live as independent a life as possible. We offer support that promotes good mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. We aim to help empower people to have choice and control.
“It’s great that there are people out there who understand what it’s like to be in my situation”
Welcome to North Lanarkshire Disability Forum
North Lanarkshire Disability Forum is a user led organisation, providing up to date information on Disability issues throughout North Lanarkshire.
What We Do
North Lanarkshire Disability Forum (NLDF) was founded in 1991 by people with a disability, for and on behalf of, the people who live in North Lanarkshire. We are a membership organisation, please follow this link for further information. We aim to provide up to date information around disabilities through our website, events, social media and group work. We are represented both at a local and Health and Social Care strategic level. We aim to influence policies concerning disability issues raised in North Lanarkshire.
DISABILITY CONFIDENT COMMITTED
We are involved in various community planning structures which offer a real opportunity to make the voice of people with a disability heard in the planning and development of services within North Lanarkshire.
We are the umbrella organisations for 3 projects Practical assistance for everyday living (PAFEL), Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) Community Connections and Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) Digital Connect.
For further information on our Associate Membership and our Supporter Membership please click the following link…
Membership Application Form
For further details and to apply for Membership via our online application form please click the following link…
“It was a huge weight off our shoulders when you said you were able to come in with us”
Meet The Team
There are many other organisations, both local and national, who can offer you support. Please see below a small selection of these or click the ‘View Full Directory’ button to see all the services in our Info Hub Directory…
Carers have the right to be informed, heard and their views considered. We aim to make a positive difference…
Our mission is to achieve positive changes to policy and practice, so that we disabled people are fully included…
Making Life Easier
An online resource offering information, professional advice and direct access to services and support…
We are launching our new free Membership. Please watch and/or listen to our video for more information.
Asymptomatic Testing for Personal Assistants Providing Care and Support to Children and Young People from 8th March As part of the Scottish…
We have recently revamped our organisational structure and take pride in now offering a membership to ensure that people with disabilities are at…
Recent Blog Posts
What it’s like being a member and volunteer for North Lanarkshire Disability Forum.
Hi, my name is Catrina Bryce and I have been a volunteer…
Beverley McGuckin is an Autism Warrior Mum to her two children and works with young people with additional support needs. Beverley is a passionate advocate of the rights of children…
“It’s good to talk!”. “I’ve got a whole page of notes I’ve gleaned from the conversations”. Thanks to the participants of our first ever North Lanarkshire SDS Chat…
Do you have experience of trying to access Self-Directed Support, for yourself or on behalf of someone you care for? Or are you interested in doing so? Why not join our online SDS Chat on Wednesday 7th July at 7pm….
Do you live in North Lanarkshire and what to know more about community support and Self-Directed Support (SDS)? Join our online in sessions on Zoom to find out more….
"Thank you so much. Appreciated. Would not know what to do without your help"
Get in Touch
Please get in touch if you would like more information about what we do at North Lanarkshire Disability Forum, volunteer with us or if you’d like to become a member. Fill out this online form if you have a question or message for us and tell us how you would prefer we get in contact with you...