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”

Guide Dog

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.

NLD Forum Logo

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.


Happy Boy
Elderly Group

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).

NLD Forum Logo

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…

read more

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…

read more
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…

read more

Connect With Us

NLDF will have an information stall at Cumbernauld Town Centre (19th April 2024, 10am-4pm) during Mental Health Information and Support Event. This event is hosted by Cumbernauld Rotary Club - Rotary Cumbernauld Anyone, who would like to get information about available support, is welcome 🙂 Please, pop in and have a wee chat 🙂 Thank you 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Enquire - Scottish advice service for additional support for learning Connect - Supporting Partnerships in Education Additional Support for Learning: Meet Enquire, Scotland's ASL Advice Service - online information session - 23rd April, 8-9pm (open to all parents, carers, and parent groups; session about additional support for learning legislation, the rights of children and young people and their parents and carers, and where to go for support, advice and information)To register free place: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-enquire-scotlands-asl-advice-service-with-connect-tickets-849337540447NHS Lanarkshire A new online Spring Health Hub has been launched to help Lanarkshire residents access a wide range of healthcare services, more information: www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/your-health/spring-health/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
HOPE for Autism Parent Support Groups (runs weekly during term time):- from 22nd April, 10-11.30am, Airdrie- from 24th April, 1-2.30pm, Cumbernauld for more details, contact: fiona.beggs@hopeforautism.org.ukForgewood Community Centre Batch cooking - 24th April at 10am, limited spaces, to book place: 01698 263311 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
NHS Lanarkshire The Lifestyle Management Course (LSM) is for people with physical Long Term Conditions (LTC), who are finding it difficult to cope with day to day life. This may involve a degree of anxiety, low mood or depression associated with their LTC, all enquiries: 01698 752848more info: www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/services/lifestyle-management-course/Wishaw Lawn Bowling Club - a new activity for disabled of all ages and abilities - Lawn Bowls - Fridays 2-4pm (starting from 19th April) at Wishaw Lawn Bowling Club, more info - flyer/contact Graham - 07983423558 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre Befriending meet in the Frank Ferguson Centre in Bellshill for a cuppa, an activity and a blether - every Thu, 11-12.30, more info - flyer/ 01698 842215Differabled Scotland Trainings - April/May 2024"Parents/carers and neurodivergent people are welcome to attend any of our sessions at no cost. We recommend participating in the Supporting Autism and Neurodiversity (SAND) block initially, and then any additional sessions relevant to you"more info: www.differabledscotland.co.uk/trainingjo ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Croy Community Hub The Community Pantry - Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, more info - flyer/ 01236 897160Witherslack Group Neurodiversity & Anxiety: Exam Preparation - free webinar - 17th April, 10am, to register:www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/resources/neurodiversity-and-anxiety-exam-preparation/HOPE for Autism Makaton level 1 online training - 17th and 18th April, 10am-1pm, more info - flyer, to book: hope@hopeforautism.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

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…

read more
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….

read more

"Thank you so much. Appreciated. Would not know what to do without your help"

Our Funders


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...

NLD Forum Logo

42 Civic Square, Motherwell ML1 1TP
Telephone: 01698 275 710
Email: info@nldforum.org.uk

Charity No: SC048242 ~ Cookie Policy - Privacy Policy

Copyright North Lanarkshire Disability Forum - Charity No: SC048242 - Website Design by Redwing Creative