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”

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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.

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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.

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Our Projects

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 – Improving Lives Initiative & Improving the Cancer Journey Lanarkshire, The Little Care Hub (TLC), and Practical Assistance to Promote Health and Wellbeing (PATH).

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Referral Form

For Long Term Condition/Disability Referrals

Membership Information

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”

Info Hub

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 Together

Carers have the right to be informed, heard and their views considered. We aim to make a positive difference…

Inclusion Scotland

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…

Recent News

Financial Health and Wellbeing Event

Financial Health and Wellbeing Event

Our Financial Health and Wellbeing Event is on 28th May 2024 from 10am to 12pm at Newmains Community & Conference Centre, the NCT Centre, Wishaw. This event is for people with disabilities, long-term conditions and their carers. The theme is …

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NLDF is hiring! New position available!

NLDF is hiring! New position available!

We are hiring! We have the following open position: Community Connector Application deadline: 7th June 2024 If you think you could be right for the job and would like to join our team, please click below link for more information and to apply: Community...

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Recent Blog Posts

Meet Jen and Snowball 

Meet Jen and Snowball 

Hello, my name is Jen, and I am one of the North Lanarkshire Disability Forum volunteers and committee members. I have been volunteering with NLDF for 18 months now. On the 5th August I qualified with my first guide dog…

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Are you an Autism Warrior Parent?

Are you an Autism Warrior Parent?

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…

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Connect With Us

NLDF had an information stall during coffee morning at Phew Respite (12.06.2024). Thank you for having us and thank you everyone who came and had a wee chat 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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Money Saving CentralSchool uniform sale dates 2024 - moneysavingcentral.co.uk/school-uniform-sale-dates Autism Take 5This week will be the last week of the support group until after the summer holidays:Tonight 7-9pmFriday morning 10.30-12.30pmLanarkshire CarersNurturing Autistic Identity - online session - 24th June, 6-8pm, to register: lanarkshirecarers.org.uk/services/training/nurturing-autistic-identity ... See MoreSee Less
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NLDF had pleasure to participate in North Lanarkshire Carers Together AGM on 10th June 2024. Our colleague Ramatu had presentation regarding Engagement and Participation Network. Also, we had a wee stall there (our colleague Caroline). It was great event. Thank you for having us 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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Diamonds in the Community AirdrieSome of groups:- CHIT CHAT CAFE - Every Thursday 11.30-1.30pm - WALK & TALK GROUP - Every Thursday 6.30pm- ARTS GROUP - Every Friday 10-12pmmore info: www.diamondsitc.com/projectsNeurodevelopmental Service -CYP NHSLWhat is an intellectual disability? - this short video is a helpful tool to use to help children and young people understand the foundation of what having an intellectual disability means: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hqws_ON3rYWitherslack Group Understanding PDA - free webinar - 26th June 10am, to register: www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/resources/understanding-pathological-demand-avoidance-pda/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Chris's House If you are struggling with the emotional rollercoaster, contact Chris House for: one to one counselling, peer to peer support, reiki, havening or therapeutic groupsFind out more by calling 01236766755 or email info@chrisshouse.org Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre Summer Fair - 22nd June, 11.30-2.30pm, free entry, more info: 01698 842215 ... See MoreSee Less
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Lanarkshire Carers What is Self-Directed Support (SDS) - 19th June, 6pm-8pmto book a place by visiting: lanarkshirecarers.org.uk/services/training/what-is-self-directed-support-(sds)Active NL Summer 2024 sports camp - more info and to book: www.activenl.co.uk/sport/sports-camps/summer-camps-2024If your child has any additional needs or requires intimate care, this must be discussed with the team at the time of booking to allow for an appropriate risk assessment and discussion before booking can be confirmed. Any requests can be emailed to sportsdev@northlan.gov.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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Local Events

Online SDS Chat Wednesday 18th August

Online SDS Chat Wednesday 18th August

“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…

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Join our online SDS Chat

Join our online 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….

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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...

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