Support organisations and services

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
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Age NI
Provider: Age NI
Description: Age NI is the new charity combining Age Concern NI and Help the Aged Northern Ireland. Age NI offers a variety of services such as: Advice and Advocacy, First Connect Service that supports independent living, 24 hour response service, Residential care, Day care, Domiciliary care, Specialist support for older people with dementia.
Contact Tel: 080 8808 7575
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Citizens Advice Bureau
Provider: Citizens Advice Bureau
Description: Citizens Advice Bureau is a regional organisation which provides a range of advice and support services including designated advisors for older people.
Location: Dunanney Centre, Rathmullan Drive, Newtownabbey BT37 9DQ
Contact Tel: 028 908 52271
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Centre for Independent Living NI
Provider: Centre for Independent Living
Description: Centre for Independent Living NI, which was set up in 2001 as Centre for Independent Living - Belfast, is an organisation run by disabled people for disabled people. We work to promote the principles of independent living and in particular to provide a range of services for people using or considering using Direct Payments.
Contact Tel: 028 9064 8546
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Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
Provider: Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
Description: The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland has promotional, advisory, educational and general investigatory duties and powers. He champions the rights and interests of older people throughout Northern Ireland and speaks with a strong voice on the contribution older people make and on the issues and problems they face. For further information contact:
Location: Belfast
Contact Tel: 028 908 90892
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POP NI - A Community Guide for Seniors Online in Northern Ireland
Provider: POP NI
Description: POP NI is a web portal for Older People in Northern Ireland. POP NI gathers information and news that could be of direct relevance to Older People in the North of Ireland, their families and those who work with them. The website provides a wealth of advice and guidance on free and independent support for Older People.
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Women's Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtonabbey
Provider: Women's Aid
Description: Information and support to women of all ages, children and young people living with Domestic and/or Sexual Violence. Safety Planning, Floating Support, Court Support and Refuge Accommodation Offered.
Location: The Naomi Centre, Ballymena (other bases in each town)
Contact Tel: 028 2563 2136
Domestic and Sexual Violence 24hour Helpline: 0808 802 1414

Page last updated:11 August 2017