Carer support

The Northern Trust has a Carers Co-ordinator who can give advice and support on all issues relating to being a carer.

Northern Trust Carers' Co-ordinator
Route Complex
8e Coleraine Road
Ballymoney
BT53 6BP
Tel: 028 2766 1392
Email: carers.coordinator@northerntrust.hscni.net

Carer support groups are open to anyone who plays a role in providing care to ill, frail or disabled family members, partners or friends. Carers have a chance to share experiences and give and receive support. The groups discuss matters which affect the everyday lives of carers and the people they care for such as home security, rights, complementary therapies and fundraising activities.

There are six carer support groups in the Northern Trust area.

Antrim

Antrim Carers’ Support Group
Clotworthy House, Antrim
First Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm
Contact: Lyn Campbell
Tel: 028 9043 9843

Ballymena

Ballymena Carers’ Support Group
‘He-Brews’ Café, Queen St, Ballymena
Second Wednesday of the month at 11.00am
Contact: Roberta Whitbread
Tel: 028 2564 3647

Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus Carers’ Support Group
Carrickfergus Community Forum
Boardroom
Miskimmon Suite
Old Town Hall
Antrim Street
Carrickfergus
BT38 7DG
First Tuesday of month at 10.00am
Contact: Lyn Campbell
Tel: 028 9043 9843

Coleraine

Coleraine Carers’ Support Group
Coleraine Blind Centre
Abbey Street
Coleraine
Last Thursday of the month at 2.00pm
Contact: Lyn Campbell
Tel: 028 9043 9843

Magherafelt

Mid Ulster Carers’ Support Group
Magherafelt Day Centre
Mid Ulster Hospital
Magherafelt
Third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm
Contact: Lyn Campbell
Tel: 028 9043 9843

Whiteabbey

Whiteabbey Carers’ Group
Day Rehabilitation Unit
Whiteabbey Hospital
Whiteabbey
Third Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm
Contact: Lyn Campbell
Tel: 028 9043 9843

Carers of stroke survivors in the Causeway area

A Carers’ Support Group for those caring for stroke survivors in the Causeway area, meets every six weeks in Causeway Hospital. For further information contact Patricia Holley, Stroke Specialist Nurse, Causeway Hospital on 028 7032 7032.

Additional support available

Carers NI is the leading provider of information on all matters relating to caring.

They provide an information service which is available from 10.00am-12.00pm and 2.00pm–3.00pm, Monday-Friday.

Carers NI
58 Howard Street
Belfast
BT1 6JP
Tel: 028 9043 9843
www.carersuk.org/northernireland


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Page last updated:18 April 2016