Health and wellbeing

Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Addiction Northern Ireland (NI)
Provider: Independent Charity
Description: Addiction NI provides support and treatment to people affected by alcohol or drug addiction.
Contact Tel: 028 9066 4434
For more information see: www.addictionni.com

Alcoholics Anonymous
Provider: Independent Charity
Description: Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Location: Sunnylands Community Centre, Bridewell Drive
Frequency: Wednesday and Friday 8.30pm
Contact Tel: 028 9043 4848
For more information see: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Taking the Initiative to Reduce the Impact of Alcohol
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust and Big Lottery
Description: The Northern Trust offers a range of services to help reduce the impact of alcohol misuse through four interlinked, outcome focused projects being delivered by a partnership of voluntary sector organisations, other service providers and stakeholders. This is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and is under the title Taking the Initiative to Reduce the Impact of Alcohol.

Believe in Youth
Description: Believe in youth aims to reduce the physical and mental harm caused by alcohol to young people by delaying the onset of drinking through education and alcohol intervention programmes alongside specialised alcohol intervention programmes delivered directly “where and when” young people congregate and socialise. This project will be delivered by Dunlewey Substance Advice Centre and the Northern Ireland Youth Forum.
Contact Tel: 028 2565 2105.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Description: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind provides mentoring and counselling for individuals along with personal development packages. It will also increase the capacity of local community, voluntary and specialist services to recognise and support individuals and families affected by both mental health and alcohol problems. This project will be delivered by Contact and Action Mental Health.
Contact Tel: 028 9074 4499.

Think Drink (55+)
Description: Offers help and support to people aged 55+ who are concerned about their alcohol use. Support is also available for family members who are affected by an Older Person's alcohol use. The project aims to increase recognition and understanding on this often hidden problem. This project is delivered by Addiction NI and Causeway Rural and Urban Network (CRUN)
Contact Tel: 028 7034 4934 / 028 9066 4434
For more information see: www.addictionni.com

Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Society East Antrim Branch Office Carrickfergus, Larne Newtonabbey

Provider: Alzheimer’s Society
Description: A range of services are provided through each Local Service Office to support people and their carers from the time of diagnosis including awareness raising, dementia support, support groups, activity clubs, information and signposting, carers information and support, outings and trips.
Location: Unit 8c Kilroot Business Park, Larne Road, Carrickfergus
Contact Tel: 028 93362940

Alzheimer’s Society Helpline
Provider: Alzheimer’s Society
Description: Alzheimer’s Society is an organisation which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 7 days a week. Monday to Wednesday 9am to 8pm, Thursday and Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Helpline Tel: 030 0222 1122
For more information see: www.alzheimers.org.uk/northernireland/

Alzheimer’s Society Larne Carer Support and Activity Group
Provider: Alzheimer’s Society
Description: The Support Group gives family carers the opportunity to meet others in similar situations and a chance to share their experiences, concerns and problems in an understanding and confidential setting. Whilst also providing an activity group for people with Dementia.
Location: The Prom Cafe, Larne Leisure Centre Larne
Frequency: Last Tuesday of the month from 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Contact Tel: 028 93362940
For more information see: www.alzheimers.org.uk/northernireland/

Alzheimer’s Society ‘Side by Side’ Befriending Service
Provider: Alzheimer’s Society
Description: The Alzheimer’s Society ‘Side by Side’ service provides clients with a 1 to 1 matched volunteer who is trained and will support them in doing an activity that they enjoy.
Contact Tel: 028 933 62940
For more information see: www.alzheimers.org.uk/northernireland/

Alzheimer’s Society Training for Informal Carers (TrlC)
Provider: Alzheimer’s Society
Description: Operates in various areas around East Antrim. The programme is designed to improve the knowledge, skills and understanding of those who support or care for someone living with dementia. Each programme will consist of a 2 hour session once a week over 6 weeks and will cover topics including legal and financial issues, communication, and learning to manage, amongst others.
Contact Tel: 028 933 62940
For more information see: www.alzheimers.org.uk/northernireland/

Arthritis
Arthritis Care NI
Provider: Arthritis Care Northern Ireland
Description: Arthritis Care has over 20 local branches and groups across Northern Ireland providing support and encouragement for their members through a range of activities and social events. They offer the opportunity to meet other people in a similar situation, share experiences and build friendships.
Helpline Tel: 080 8800 4050
For more information see: www.arthritiscare.org.uk/ni

Arthritis Care NI Carrickfergus Branch
Provider: Arthritis Care Northern Ireland
Description: Arthritis Care has over 20 local branches and groups across Northern Ireland providing support and encouragement for their members through a range of activities and social events. They offer the opportunity to meet other people in a similar situation, share experiences and build friendships
Location: Hawthorn Day Centre, Ellis Street, Carrickfergus
Frequency: First Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm
Contact Tel: 028 9078 2940
For more information see: www.arthritiscare.org.uk/ni

 

 

Befriending
Age NI Larne
Provider: Age NI
Description: Age NI Larne provides support for older people through a range of services such as: Drop in Centre – welcoming environment, cup of tea. Advice office – general advice and signposting. A range of issues are dealt with – e.g. insurance for over 55s (home and contents), Warm Homes scheme, passport forms. Tuesday afternoon – knitting group.
Location: 13 Dunluce Street, Larne
Frequency: Open 6 mornings per week.
Drop in Centre with tea and coffee 10 am – 12 pm.
Contact Tel: 028 2826 0163
For more information see: www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland/

Alzheimer’s Society ‘Side by Side’ Befriending Service
Provider: Alzheimer’s Society
Description: The Alzheimer’s Society ‘Side by Side’ service provides clients with a 1 to 1 matched volunteer who is trained and will support them in doing an activity that they enjoy.
Contact Tel: 028 933 62940
For more information see: www.alzheimers.org.uk/northernireland/

Befriending ‘In Touch’ Project
Provider: Action on Hearing Loss
Description: The ‘In Touch’ Project provides a free befriending service which aims to reduce isolation and loneliness for older deaf and hard of hearing people across Northern Ireland.
Contact Tel: 028 9023 9619
For more information see: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

British Red Cross Home and Well Scheme
Provider: British Red Cross
Components vary but includes: supported hospital discharge transport, befriending, access to wheelchairs, Hand Arm & Shoulder Massage, signposting to other local/specialist services. Aims to be a person-centred service, help people withstand and recover from a Health Social & Care crisis and reaching out to Older people/ Vulnerable. The service aims to support people to experience - Reduced anxiety, Enhanced well-being, Improved confidence, Reduced Isolation, Improved Nutrition, Increased Resilience. Referrals will be taken for individuals; Living distant to families and friends, Being anxious about leaving hospital / recently leaving hospital, At risk of admission to hospital or respite care if practical support is not provided, During / following period of ill health in individuals own home, For a carer with an increased risk of social isolation – in need of emotional or practical support, Support after a recent bereavement, Resident within Northern H&SCT.
Contact Tel: 02870342569 / 07860715718
Email: cithni@redcross.org.uk

Good Morning Loughside - Carrickfergus
Provider: Good Morning Northern Ireland
Description: The Good Morning call service seeks to establish, deliver and provide support and information to older or vulnerable people via telephone support. The service provides a befriending service through regular telephone contact, social interaction and reduced social isolation. A Good Morning call encourages and develops social supports in order to reduce loneliness and isolation.
Location: Family Caring Centre, Rathenraw, Antrim
Email: goodmorning.carrick@btinternet.com
Contact Tel: 02893 329427
For more information see: www.goodmorningni.org

Praxis
Provider: Praxis
Description: Praxis Care operates a volunteer befriending scheme which offers friendship and support to someone who has become isolated because of mental ill-health as well as individuals with a learning disability or acquired brain injury.
Contact Tel: 028 9031 0819
For more information see: www.praxisprovides.com

Bereavement
Cruse Bereavement

Provider: Cruse Bereavement Care
Description: Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the wellbeing of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Contact Tel: 028 9043 4600
Helpline Tel: 0844 4779 400
Email: northern2@cruse.org.uk
For more information see: www.cruse.org.uk

Cancer
Action Cancer Appointments Service
Provider: Action Cancer
Description: Action Cancer is Northern Ireland’s leading, local cancer charity. Our mission is to save lives and support local people through cancer awareness, prevention, detection and support. Breast Screening, MOT Health checks, Support, Therapeutic Services, Counselling or Complementary Therapy. Book appointments at a location near you by telephone or online.
Location: various locations throughout the Northern Trust
Contact Tel: 028 908 03344
Email: info@actioncancer.org
For more information see: www.actioncancer.org/Appointments

Cancer Focus Patient Support
Provider: Cancer Focus
Description: Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is here to help you, your family and carers when you’re affected by cancer. We have a wide range of one-to-one and group patient support services to help you. Our services include counselling, art therapy, a bra-fitting service, family support and much more.
Contact Tel: 0800 783 3339
Email: care@cancerfocusni.org
For more information see: http://cancerfocusni.org/patient-support/

Cancer Survivorship Directory
Provider: Cancer Survivorship
Description: A directory of support for those living with cancer, their carers and families. Directory of cancer support services in the northern trust area.
For more information see: http://survivorship.cancerni.net/

NHSCT Cancer Services Website
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: Website for those living with cancer, their carer’s and families.
For more information see: http://nhsctcancerservices.hscni.net/

Macmillan
Provider: Macmillan Cancer Support
Description: At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’re here to support you and help you take back some control in your life. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here. Services in this area include a volunteer service, helpline, welfare rights, information and support, complimentary therapy, meal time companions.
Helpline: 08088080000
Contact Tel: 028 9442 4394
For more information see: www.macmillan.org.uk

Marie Curie Helper Service
Provider: Marie Curie
Description: The Marie Curie Helper service is provided by trained volunteers who visit people in their homes offering companionship and support for up to three hours each week, all completely free of charge. Our service aims to fill the gap in meeting the emotional support needs of people with a terminal illness, and those of their carers. It also enables carers to cope better and continue with their caring role.
Contact Tel: 0845 302 4851
Email: NIhelper@mariecurie.org.uk
For more information see: www.mariecurie.org.uk

Marie Curie Nursing Service
Provider: Marie Curie Nursing Service
Description: Marie Curie Nurses and Health Care Assistants provide nursing care and support for people in their own homes. They are available 24 hours of the day, seven days a week. They work closely with the district nurse with the aim of providing the care that is right for you when you need it most. Each visit may vary in length based on individual care requirements
Contact Tel: 0800 716 146
Out of Hours Nursing Service
Contact Tel: 028 2566 3500
For more information see: www.mariecurie.org.uk

Carers
Alzheimer’s Society Larne Carer Support and Activity Group
Provider: Alzheimer’s Society
Description: The Support Group gives family carers the opportunity to meet others in similar situations and a chance to share their experiences, concerns and problems in an understanding and confidential setting. Whilst also providing an activity group for people with Dementia.
Location: The Prom Cafe, Larne Leisure Centre Larne
Frequency: Last Tuesday of the month from 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Contact Tel: 028 93362940
For more information see: www.alzheimers.org.uk/northernireland/

Barnardos Young Carers
Provider: Barnardos
Description: Barnardo’s runs 20 services across the UK which work to support young carers and their families in a variety of ways: Helping the family to find the support they need, and are entitled to, from local services, so that a child’s caring responsibilities can be reduced. Supporting young carers to use local services such as sports clubs, support groups, and health centres. Providing advice and emotional support through counselling and drop-in sessions. Liaising with schools so that teachers can better support their students. Providing opportunities for young carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities, spend time with other young carers and share experiences
Providing opportunities for young carers to learn more about their parent’s illness or disability.
Location: Magherafelt
Contact Tel: 028 796 31344
Location: Coleraine
Contact Tel: 07833682077
For more information see: www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/barnardos_today/northernireland/northern_ireland_childrens_services.htm

Carer’s Northern Ireland (NI)
Provider: Carers NI
Description: Carers NI is part of Carers UK. It is a membership organization run by carers, for carers across Northern Ireland providing information on all matters relating to caring.
Contact Tel: 028 9043 9843
For more information see: www.carersuk.org/northernireland

Carer’s Northern Ireland (NI) Support Group Carrickfergus
Provider: Carers Northern Ireland
Description: Carers NI facilitates five carers’ groups across the Northern Trust area. These groups discuss matters which affect the everyday lives of carers and the people they care for - everything from home security and carer's rights to aromatherapy and fund raising activities.
Location: Carrickfergus Community Forum, Miskimmon Suite, Old Town Hall, Antrim Street, Carrickfergus, BT387D
Frequency: First Tuesday of each month at 10 am
Contact: Lyn Campbell
Tel: 028 9043 9843

CAUSE
Provider: CAUSE
Description: CAUSE is a peer-led charity in Northern Ireland directed and staffed by past and present carers. It provides practical and emotional support to relatives and carers of people with serious mental illness.
Contact Tel: 028 9065 0650
Helpline Tel: 0845 603 0291
For more information see: www.cause.org.uk

My Life, My Way
Provider: Age NI
Description: This project aims to support people suffering from dementia (and their carers) with regard to support, signposting, empowerment and reducing loneliness and social isolation. Community navigators will work with older people in their own homes and match them to a suitable volunteer. These volunteers will help them to make informed choices about their care needs and signpost them to relevant information, options, services and facilities that will improve their health and wellbeing and enable them to live life their way Location: Service users can arrange for visits to take place in their own homes.
Contact Tel: 07436581438 (Mandy Wilson - Community Navigator)
For more information see: www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland/home--care/age-ni-care-services/my-life-my-way/

Chest, Heart and Stroke
British Heart Foundation
Provider: British Heart Foundation
Description: The British Heart Foundation seeks to support and help those suffering from heart disease.
Contact Tel: 028 9024 5838
Helpline Tel: 030 0330 3311
For more information please see: www.bhf.org.uk

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke
Provider: Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke
Description: NI Chest Heart and stroke seeks to help those with chest, heart and stroke illnesses through a number of services such as Care Services, Support Groups, Health Promotion, Information and Advice.
Contact Tel: 028 9032 0184
For more information see: www.nichs.org.uk/

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke – Stroke Family Support Worker
Provider: Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association
Description: Practical and emotional support for the family and carers of people affected by stroke.
Contact Tel: 077 9397 9869
For more information see: www.nichs.org.uk/

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke - Stroke Support Groups Carrickfergus and Larne
Provider: Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association
Description: Practical and emotional support and advice for people living with the long term consequences of stroke is provided. A programme of activities are in place such as information and advice on the effects of stroke, secondary prevention and health education, peer support, practical and emotional support and information and signposting to services.
Location: Amphitheatre Carrickfergus Leisure Centre, Carrickfergus
Frequency: Groups normally meet weekly (except July and August)
Contact Tel: 07793979869
Email: ggibson@nichs.org.uk
For more information see: www.nichs.org.uk/

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke - Respiratory Support Groups
Provider: Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association
Description: Practical and emotional support and advice for people living with long term lung disease, e.g. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), including Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. A programme of activities is in place to meet these objectives including secondary prevention and health education as well as peer support.
Location: Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey
Frequency: 1st Monday of the month, 11am
Contact Tel: 0791 204 6173

Stroke Association
Provider: Stroke Association
Description: The Stroke Association provides a number of vital support services across the country to help those affected by stroke to regain their lives.
Contact Tel: 028 9050 8020
Helpline Tel: 030 3303 3100
For more information see: www.stroke.org.uk

Stroke Association and Cruse Beyond Words Project
Provider: Stroke Association and Cruse Bereavement Care
Description: Beyond Words is a partnership project between Cruse and the Stroke Association. It will provide a range of bereavement services for: People over 60 Stroke survivors and their carers and those living in sheltered accommodation.
Project Coordinator: Sharon Millar 07947273767
Location: Various
Contact Tel: 028 9050 8020

Stroke Association Support Group Stage 1
Provider: Stroke Association
Description: This is a Speech and Language Therapy Programme for stroke survivors living with a communication disability (aphasia, dysarthria, dyspraxia) as a consequence of stroke. The programme is part of our Stroke Recovery Service and offers 18-36 therapy sessions led by a registered Speech and Language Therapist. Rebuilding communication skills will assist stroke survivors in adjusting their lifestyle following stroke, will reduce fear of communicating with others and help develop a more positive attitude towards life after stroke.
Location: Greystone Community Centre, Ballycraigy Road, Antrim
Frequency: Thursday weekly 10.00am to 12.00am
Contact Tel: 028 9050 8050
Email: anne.graham@stroke.org.uk

Stroke Association Support Group Stage 2
Provider: Stroke Association
Description: This is a communication support and self-management programme for stroke survivors living with communication disability (aphasia, dysarthria, dyspraxia), as a consequence of stroke. The programme is part of our Stroke Recovery Service and offers 18 communication support sessions and 18 weeks of self-management and socialisation development. The Stage Two programme is delivered by a Stroke Recovery Coordinator and a registered a Speech and Language Therapist. The programme continues to support those who are rebuilding communication skills post stroke , Stage Two also assists with the development of self-management and socialisation skills to help stroke survivors adjust to life after stroke as well as how to more effectively manage this long term condition.
Location: Greystone Community Centre, Ballycraigy Road, Antrim
Frequency: Weekly Monday 10.00am to 12.00am
Contact Tel: 028 9050 8050
Email: anne.graham@stroke.org.uk

Depression
Aware Defeat Depression
Provider: Aware Defeat Depression
Description: Aware Defeat Depression is a voluntary organisation dedicated to providing support and information for all those affected by depressive illnesses across Northern Ireland
Contact Tel: 028 9032 1734
Helpline Tel: 084 5120 2961
Email: info@awareni.org
For more information see: www.aware-ni.org

Diabetes
Diabetes UK
Provider: Diabetes UK
Description: Diabetes UK is a charity which aims to support people living with diabetes.
Contact Tel: 028 9066 6646
For more information see: www.diabetes.org.uk

Disability
Cedar Foundation
Provider: Cedar Foundation
Description: Cedar delivers a range of services that enable people with disabilities to get the most out of life and to be fully included in their communities. Our services are centred around the individual needs of each person and are delivered throughout Northern Ireland. Supported Living, Housing Support, Floating Support, Residential Care, Activities, Employability and Inclusion.
Location: 1a Woodside Road Industrial Estate, Woodside Road, Ballymena, BT42 4QJ
Contact Tel: 028 256 59111
For more information see: www.cedar-foundation.org/

Cedar Foundation Floating Support
Provider: Cedar Foundation Support
Description: Referrals can be made by anyone interested in accessing the service for themselves or by a professional, family member or other organisation. The Floating Support Service is for adults (over 18) living in their own home, or about to move out soon, who want to be able to carry out their housing responsibilities as independently as possible. In the Northern Trust Floating Support is provided for people affected by Brain Injury, Physical Disability and Sensory Disability.
Contact Tel: 028 90461834
Email: fs@cedar-foundation.org
For more information see: www.cedar-foundation.org/

British Red Cross Home and Well Scheme
Provider: British Red Cross
Components vary but includes: supported hospital discharge transport, befriending, access to wheelchairs, Hand Arm & Shoulder Massage, signposting to other local/specialist services. Aims to be a person-centred service, help people withstand and recover from a Health Social & Care crisis and reaching out to Older people/ Vulnerable. The service aims to support people to experience - Reduced anxiety, Enhanced well-being, Improved confidence, Reduced Isolation, Improved Nutrition, Increased Resilience. Referrals will be taken for individuals; Living distant to families and friends, Being anxious about leaving hospital / recently leaving hospital, At risk of admission to hospital or respite care if practical support is not provided, During / following period of ill health in individuals own home, For a carer with an increased risk of social isolation – in need of emotional or practical support, Support after a recent bereavement, Resident within Northern H&SCT.
Contact Tel: 02870342569 / 07860715718
Email: cithni@redcross.org.uk

Disability Action Transport
Provider: Disability Action
DATS is a local urban transport service for people with disabilities or for those who find it difficult using mainstream public transport. Membership is free but a fare is charged for each trip taken. You will need to complete a membership application form and meet the criteria for membership. The service is available from 8.00am until 8.00pm daily Monday to Friday and from 9.00am until 5.00pm on Saturday and Sunday. On Bank Holidays there is no service. The booking office is open from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm (excluding Public Holidays). As a new member of the Transport service, you can book your first single or return trip within your operational area for free. After that, all single trips within your operational area are charged at £2.30 per trip.
Contact Tel: 0845 608 5555

South Antrim Community Transport
Provider: South Antrim Community Transport
Description: Community Transport schemes are an important transport option for older people, among others, providing accessible transport on a membership basis. There are four Community Transport operators within the Northern Trust area. Each operator provides a number of service options to suit different travel requirements. For individuals there are Dial A Lift and Social Car schemes which provide door to door travel by minibus or by car with a volunteer.
Contact Tel: 028 9334 245
Email: saruraltransport@btconnect.com
For more information see: www.southantrimcommunitytransport.com/

Epilepsy
Epilepsy Action

Provider: Epilepsy Action
Description: Epilepsy Action Northern Ireland. Raises awareness and increases understanding of epilepsy, Lobbies and campaigns for a better future for people with epilepsy. Supports people through our network of volunteers, branches and groups. Organises information events for both people living with epilepsy and health professionals. Organises and supports local fundraising events. Epilepsy Action Northern Ireland provides epilepsy awareness training sessions to groups who want to learn more about epilepsy. These include private employers, healthcare and service providers and schools.
Contact Tel: 02890 634 942
Email: cwatson@epilepsy.org.uk
For more information see: www.epilepsy.org.uk

Eyes and Ears
Action on Hearing Loss

Provider: Action On Hearing Loss
Description: Action On Hearing Loss (previously RNID) provides a range of services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. They can also carry out a basic hearing check over the phone.
Contact Tel: 028 9023 9619
Email: belfastH2H@hearingloss.org.uk
For more information see: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Action On Hearing Loss Hear to Help Clinic Carrickfergus
Provider: Action On Hearing Loss
Description: Advice on how to use and clean your hearing aids. Information on hearing loss and all the services that can help you. New batteries, Ear mould tubing and Wax guards which should be changed regularly. 10.00 am to 12.00pm Second Wednesday of each month
Location: Carrickfergus Town Hall, Carrickfergus
Contact Tel: 028 944 24322/ 07940160672/ 07939169114
Email: angela.stanbridge@hearingloss.org.uk
For more information see: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

RNIB Community Access Worker & Support Group Carrickfergus
Provider: RNIB
Description: Social Activities and Support for people living with Sight Loss
Contact Tel: Sharon McClure 028 944 24322/ 07951746093
Email: Sharon.mcclure@rnib.org.uk

RNIB Northern Ireland
Provider: RNIB
Description: RNIB (Royal National Institute of the Blind) in Northern Ireland provides people recently diagnosed with loss of sight with support to help them adapt to difficult circumstances, retain confidence and quickly regain their independence. They have a number of eye clinic liaison officers.
If you would like to speak to someone from the RNIB eye health information team or have any queries about your sight contact RNIB helpline.
Contact Tel: 028 9032 9373
Helpline Tel: 030 3123 9999
Larne/ Carrickfergus/ Newtonabbey Tel: 07951746093
Email: Sharon.mcclure@rnib.org.uk
For more information see: www.rnib.org.uk

SENSE Carrickfergus – Deafblind Forums
Provider: SENSE
Description: This scheme offers deafblind people the chance to meet up regularly in their local area. They are open to any deafblind person who would like to join, perhaps sitting in on a meeting first to decide if it is a group they would like to join. Attendees can gain information about SENSE and other services, practical tips about technology and equipment, the chance to make friends and to exchange useful information and ideas.
Contact Tel: 028 9083 3430

 

Health and Wellbeing
Health and Wellbeing Programme

Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: A Health and Wellbeing of older people programme has been developed with the overall aim of supporting older people to maintain and improve their health and promote independence. All programmes last a maximum of 16 weeks and participants will work towards achieving agreed goals and objectives to enable them to live more independently within their own community.
Location: Inniscoole Day Centre
Contact Tel: 028 908 54333

Positive Living Programme
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: Positive living programmes have been developed to provide participants the opportunity to explore and learn skills to enable them to identify and overcome stressors in their lives. The programme uses group methods which focus on the use of positive thought processes and techniques in the management of stress. The programme helps to improve social, interpersonal and communication skills, through education and group support and helps support people who have identified feelings of distress leading from concerns and worries. General Practitioners and any trust health and social care professional can make referrals.
Location: Inniscoole Day Centre
Contact Tel: 028 908 54333

Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership Meals on Wheels Service
Meals on wheels covering Glynn, Magheramourne, Islandmagee and Whitehead areas. Two course lunch (main&sweet), delivered hot to the Older Person's door on a Monday and Friday weekly. Special dietary requirements can be catered for. First two meals are free. Cost £5 per meal (to be ordered and prepaid the week before)
Contact Tel: 028 25658604
For more information see: www.meaap.co.uk/

Huntington’s
Huntington’s Disease Association Northern Ireland
Provider: Huntington’s Disease Association Northern Ireland provides support to individuals, families and carers living with Huntington's disease in N. Ireland and also provides information, advice and signposting for health and social care professionals.
Contact Tel: 028 2177 1812
Email: errol@hdani.org.uk
For more information see: www.hdani.org.uk

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing
Action on Elder Abuse
Provider: Action on Elder Abuse Northern Ireland
Description: Working towards a society which values Older People, and a community where all adults can live a life free from abuse perpetrated by those in whom they have an expectation of trust by: Awareness Raising and Education, Direct Advice Guidance and Support (through a freephone helpline, practitioner's forum and literature), Promoting Research and Projects Related to Elder Abuse and Informing Policy in this area.
Contact Tel: 07496663816
Email: veronicagray@elderabuse.org.uk
For more information see www.elderabuse.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society East Antrim Branch Office Carrickfergus, Larne Newtonabbey
Provider: Alzheimer’s Society
Description: A range of services are provided through each Local Service Office to support people and their carers from the time of diagnosis including awareness raising, dementia support, support groups, activity clubs, information and signposting, carers information and support, outings and trips.
Location: Unit 8c Kilroot Business Park, Larne Road, Carrickfergus
Contact Tel: 028 93362940

Aware Defeat Depression
Provider: Aware Defeat Depression
Description: Aware Defeat Depression is a voluntary organisation dedicated to providing support and information for all those affected by depressive illnesses across Northern Ireland.
Contact Tel: 028 9032 1734
Helpline Tel: 084 5120 2961
Email: info@awareni.org
For more information see: www.aware-ni.org

CAUSE
Provider: CAUSE
Description: CAUSE is a peer-led charity in Northern Ireland directed and staffed by past and present carers. It provides practical and emotional support to relatives and carers of people with serious mental illness.
Contact Tel: 028 9065 0650
Helpline Tel: 084 5603 0291
For more information see: www.cause.org.uk

Lifeline
Provider: Lifeline
Description: Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help.
Contact Tel: 080 8808 8000
For more information see: www.lifelinehelpline.info

My Life, My Way
Provider: Age NI
Description: This project aims to support people suffering from dementia (and their carers) with regard to support, signposting, empowerment and reducing loneliness and social isolation. Community navigators will work with older people in their own homes and match them to a suitable volunteer. These volunteers will help them to make informed choices about their care needs and signpost them to relevant information, options, services and facilities that will improve their health and wellbeing and enable them to live life their way
Location: Service users can arrange for visits to take place in their own homes.
Contact Tel: 07436581438 (Mandy Wilson - Community Navigator)
For more information see: www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland/home--care/age-ni-care-services/my-life-my-way/

NIAMH and Beacon
Provider: Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health
Description: Provides day-to-day care and support where needed, to enable people to live full and active lives. Niamh work in partnership with individuals to cultivate their capacity for creativity, care, compassion, realism and resilience. They promote and supporting the recovery of hope and ambition for flourishing mental health. This takes place through emotional and practical support and group work.
Location: Various
Contact Tel: 028 9032 8474
For more information see: www.niamhwellbeing.org

Relate NI
Provider: Relate Northern Ireland
Description: Relate NI provides a confidential relationship counselling service for those who have relationship or marital problems.
Contact Tel: 028 9032 3454
Email: office@relateni.org
For more information see: www.relateni.org

Samaritans
Provider: Samaritans
Description: Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Contact Tel: 028 9066 4422
Email: jo@samaritans.org
For more information see: www.samaritans.org/

Mobility Issues
British Red Cross Mobility Aids
Provider: British Red Cross
Description: British Red Cross Provides short term loans of mobility aids to people in need, including wheelchairs, commodes, walking sticks and Zimmer frames.
Contact Tel: 077 3834 1753
For more information or to request a mobility aid see: www.redcross.org.uk

Stepping Towards Enhanced Postural Stability (STEPS)
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: STEPS is a 16 week exercise and education programme. It is designed to help prevent falls and fractures, and promote independent living. The programme is available to adults over 55 years of age. General Practitioners and any trust health and social care professional can make referrals.
Location: Inniscoole Day Centre
Contact Tel: 028 908 54333

Motor Neurone Disease
Motor Neurone Disease Association NI
Provider: Motor Neurone Disease Association NI
Description: Advice, Support and Information for those suffering from MND and their families.
Contact Tel: 07434839842
Email: mndni@hotmail.co.uk
For more information see: www.mndani.com

Multiple Sclerosis
Action MS
Provider: Action MS
Description: Information and support for people with MS and their families. Luncheon Club, Reflexology, Drop In, Advocacy, Holiday Home.
Location: Belfast
Contact Tel: 028 907 90707
Email: info@actionms.co.uk
For more information see: www.actionms.co.uk/

MS Society
Provider: MS Society
Description: We are Northern Ireland’s leading charity dedicated to beating MS.
We provide support and services to people affected by MS including advice, counselling, physiotherapy and financial support. We raise awareness of MS and make MS a priority at political level.
Contact Tel: 028 908 02802
Email: nireception@mssociety.org.uk
For more information see: www.mssociety.org.uk/near-me/branches/ms-society-northern-ireland

Parkinson’s
Parkinsons UK Northern Ireland
Provider: Parkinsons UK
Description: Our Parkinson's local advisers provide one-to-one information and support to people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. This includes helping people understand the impact of their condition and their rights, benefits advice and accessing local support and services.
Contact Tel: 0844 225 9823
Email: jlennox@parkinsons.org.uk
For more information see: www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/northern-ireland-local-contacts

Parkinsons UK Ballymena Group
Provider: Local Group
Description: We offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. We also organise regular events and social activities. Join us - and meet other people affected by Parkinson's in your area.
Contact Tel: 028 2564 8398
Email: ja.mcclean@virgin.net
For more information see: www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/northern-ireland-local-contacts

Reablement
Daycare Reablement Programmes
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: A variety of 16 week programmes for older people are held within the Day Centre to enable them to live more independently within their own community.
Location: Inniscoole Day Centre
Contact Tel: 028 908 54333

Home Care Reablement
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: The Home Care Reablement Service is a short term service for all new domiciliary care referrals which aims to assist people to regain skills and confidence to live as independently as possible within their own home and community.
Location: Inniscoole Day Centre
Contact Tel: 028 908 54333

Relationships
Relate NI
Provider: Relate Northern Ireland
Description: Relate NI provides a confidential relationship counselling service for those who have relationship or marital problems.
Contact Tel: 028 9032 3454
Email: office@relateni.org
For more information see: www.relateni.org

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