During the restriction of movements as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak all scheduled meetings listed on the North Yorkshire Partnership website will not be taking place or will be carried out virtually. For further information please contact the named contact for the relevant meetings or email

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North Yorkshire Disability Forum - structure chart

  • Northallerton Over Fifties Forum provides input from Hambleton, in lieu of a formal local disability forum in the Hambleton/Richmondshire area
  • The frequency with which local forums meet varies between 4 times per year to monthly, depending on local forum members/volunteer capacity/funding sources
  • The forums work with Health and Adult Services as well as Highways and other county council teams. Local forums have a wide range of links to other disability and condition-specific groups across the county, as we to district councils, Stronger Communities, Health and North Yorkshire Police.


Other engagement groups with links to North Yorkshire Disability Forum

Wheelchair Forum

North Yorkshire Learning Disability Partnership Board

  • Supported by North Yorkshire County Council
  • For people with a learning disability and/or autism (self-advocates)
  • Meets 3 times per year.
  • Sub-groups (each meets 3 times per year):
    • North Yorkshire Health Task Group
    • Self-Advocacy Forum
    • Local Area Groups:
      • Craven and Harrogate
      • Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale
      • Hambleton and Richmondshire
      • Selby District
  • Self-advocacy support provided by KeyRing Self-Advocacy Support team (commissioned by NYCC)


Harrogate Mental Health Service User and Carer Involvement Group

  • Hosted jointly by Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust and NYCC
  • Meets monthly
  • Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust run other engagement groups in North Yorkshire
  • Information about engagement opportunities from Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (which provides Mental Health Services in Craven) can be found here  
  • NYCC is currently commissioning research into how best to meaningfully engage and involve people with lived experience of mental health difficulties across the county in shaping NYCC services.