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

NLDF is hiring!!!

NLDF is hiring!!!

Are you ready to be part of something special and meaningful? We’re expanding our team! We have the following open positions:
– Financial Administrator
– Cost of Living Support Officer
– Engagement & Participation Network Development Lead…

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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

New Staff Introduction!!! 🙂My name is Tom Adams, I have recently started my role as the Community Connector for Bellshill and Viewpark. My role is to support people living with cancer and long term conditions to access health and social services, access community resources and benefits and grants. I enjoy utilising a holistic approach, getting to know a person in a relaxed and friendly environment to discover ways to improve their quality of life.I am excited about starting the role and I am looking forward to learning more and importantly, helping others to live their best life's. In my spare time, I enjoy running, cooking, reading and spending time with friends.To contact Tom call on 07523269946 or email Tom@nldforum.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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Enquire - Scottish advice service for additional support for learning The Scottish Government are consulting on:Use of remote technology in school admission and exclusion appeal hearings: ConsultationLink to a short survey: consult.gov.scot/learning-directorate/remote-means-school-admissions-exclusion-appeal/(deadline 12th March)Routes to WorkHave a cuppa with Diane at the Airdrie Library - Information Drop-In sessions - every Thu, 2pm-4pm, more info: 0800 783 4731Cumbernauld & Carbrain Community HubNew clothes sale from £1.00 - Tue, Thu and Sat(Free community Fridge and Community Pantry), more info: 01236 897570 ... See MoreSee Less
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Fool On Free Stand up comedy lessons by the fabulous Raymond Mearns aka Glesga Da. Starting from 27th Feb (Tuesdays 7-9pm), to book call/text: 07847825611Glenboig Development Trust Village Autumn Group - every Wed, 1-3pm, for over 50s, living locally, 01236 874520, more info - flyer NHS Lanarkshire Do you know the symptoms of cervical cancer? - flyer For more information, visit: www.nhsinform.scot/cervicalscreeningJo's Cervical Cancer Trust is the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity. Their national helpline is free, and confidential and you can contact them on 0808 802 8000, www.jostrust.org.uk/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Scottish Government National Dementia strategy delivery plan: initial 2-year delivery plan - 2024 to 2026: www.gov.scot/publications/new-dementia-strategy-scotland-initial-2-year-delivery-plan-2024-2026/Climate Action Lanarkshire is at Glenboig Development Trust every Thu (Feb-March, 6-8pm) for bike repair sessions, more info - flyer Social Security Scotland Carer Support Payment is replacing DWP's Carer's Allowance in Scotland. You don’t need to apply if you already get Carer's Allowance from DWP as your award will transfer automatically. Until Social Security Scotland will write to you to let you know that your award has transferred, any queries you have should be directed to DWP: www.gov.uk/carers-allowance-unitNew applications - more information about Carer Support Payment: www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=SocSecScot&set=a.651823447138889www.mygov.scot/carer-support-paymentPostcode checker for Carer Support Payment - Enter your postcode to check if it's in an area open to applications for Carer Support Payment: postcodecheck.socialsecurity.gov.scot/People in some areas will be able to apply from Spring 2024 with Carer Support Payment available across Scotland in Autumn 2024. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Little Care Hub closed groups - photos from last sessions - Wishaw MS Support Group (15.02)For more information please contact Laura: lauram@nldforum.org.uk or call 07761040668 ... See MoreSee Less
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Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities Free legal advice for people with learning disabilities and their families - monthly sessions: 26th Feb, 11am-1pm (phone or video call appointments)Contact: SCLD office on 0141 248 3733 or email Lucy at lucy.g@scld.co.ukSAMH and NHS Lanarkshire Free mental health drop in support - Wellbeing on Wheels bus in Health Centres(free one-to-one mental health and wellbeing support, pick up resources, and chat with the SAMH and NHS teams), more info - flyer Deaf Services Lanarkshire BSL Cafe - if you want to learn BSL, basic signs or have a hearing loss - Mondays and Fridays starting from 1st March, contact: 01236 604808 ... 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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