North Yorkshire disability forum - local disability forums

Local disability forums support the North Yorkshire Disability Forum by raising issues and providing local knowledge. They also liaise with local service providers to help them make their services more accessible for disabled people.

You do not have to be a regular member of a disability forum to raise issues. This can be done via e-mail or post; it does not necessarily involve attending a meeting.

You can find summary contact details for each local disability forum below.  We are updating the local disability forum pages; in the meantime, please get in touch with the named contact for each local forum if you would like more information, including meeting dates and venues.

Craven disability forum 

Contact: Shanna Carrell
Tel: 01609 532992

Dates for Craven disability forum, 2018:

All meetings will be held in the Belle Vue Suite, Belle Vue Mills, Skipton:

  • Monday 26th February 2018, 2pm – 4pm
  • Thursday 10th May 2018, 11am – 1.30pm
  • Monday 13th August 2018, 2pm – 4pm
  • Thursday 8th November 2018, 11am – 1.30pm

Hambleton and Richmondshire disability forum 

This forum is not currently active.

Contact: Shanna Carrell
Tel: 01609 532992


Harrogate disability forum

Contact: Shanna Carrell
Tel: 01609 532992

Dates for Harrogate disability forum, 2018:

All meetings will be held in the Victoria Room, Harrogate library:

  • Friday 16th February 2018, 10.30am -1.30pm
  • Friday 11th May 2018, 10.30am - 1.30pm
  • Friday 24th August 2018, 10.30am - 1.30pm
  • Friday 16th November 2018, 10.30am - 1.30pm


RipPSI (Ripon Physical and Sensory Impairment Group)

Contact: Lynette Barnes

Dates for RipPSI, 2018:


Fourth Monday of the month, 11am – 1 pm, at Community House, Ripon – contact Lynette Barnes for more information.


Selby District disability forum (SDDF)

Contact: Emily Haverstock

Dates for Selby disability forum 2018:

The committee meets on the first Friday of the month, 1pm – 4pm, at Community House, Selby – contact Emily Haverstock for more details


Yorkshire Coast and Ryedale disability forum

Contact: Wendy Smith, Inclusion Zone

Dates for Yorkshire Coast and Ryedale disability forum 2018:

To be confirmed. Please contact Wendy Smith for more information.