The National Information Forum is a voluntary organisation working to encourage the better provision of information to people marginalised by society and disadvantaged by lack of the information they need. We believe that lack of appropriate information is a main cause of social exclusion. The Forum invites into membership organisations or individuals in the statutory, voluntary and commercial sectors which support our objectives so that we can work together, share ideas and extend information to those who need it most.

At present, the Forum has a particular concern for disabled people, young people leaving care, asylum seekers and refugees, and other ethnic minority groups and has published extensive guidance related to these groups. We aim to extend our activities to travellers and gypsies. Membership is free and members are entitled to attend the Forum’s events, including the annual Getting the Message Across awards and Guthrie Memorial Lecture, vote at the Forum’s AGM, and stand for its management committee.