About NIF

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INFORMATION FORUM

The National Information Forum is a voluntary organisation committed to encouraging the provision of information to those disadvantaged by lack of information, including disabled people, ethnic minorities, refugees, young people leaving care or custody, gypsies and travellers. We regard lack of appropriate information as a major contributor to social exclusion, and argue that this deficit needs urgently to be addressed.In the midst of affluence and information overload in this country there are large numbers of people who are underprivileged not only because services and benefits are inadequate, but because information poverty denies even the limited help that is available to them. Our vision is that all who need it should be able to access appropriate information to enable them to live independent lives of choice as members of society, regardless of their means, ability, culture or language.

The Forum unites a wide range of statutory, voluntary and commercial information providers.