PHYSICAL ILLNESS & DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES

All Northern Ireland

Action Cancer 028 9080 3344

Information for people concerned about cancer. Early detection and mobile clinics for people throughout Northern Ireland. Breast screening services for women aged 40-49 and 60+. Men’s MOT health checks and counselling. Complementary therapies and listening ear service for those affected by cancer.

info@actioncancer.org

Arthritis Care Northern Ireland
Works on behalf of people in Northern Ireland affected by arthritis. Services include support groups, self-management training programmes, range of booklets offering practical information from dealing with pain to exercise and diet. Family and youth work service for children and young people affected by arthritis.

Email: nireland@arthritiscare.org.uk

Action on Hearing Loss – Northern Ireland
Information for people who are deaf, have hearing loss and/or tinnitus.. Communication support, information and support with hearing aids and equipment. Training (including deaf awareness training). Services for deaf people with additional needs. Charges for training, communication support, aids and equipment.
Tel: 028 9023 9619
Email: information.nireland@hearingloss.org.uk

British Deaf Association – Northern Ireland
Works to ensure that deaf people using sign language have the same rights as any other citizens. Provide advice and advocacy. Run projects around health and cultural issues, provision for teenagers and younger children. Sign and deaf awareness classes.

Tel: 028 9043 7480
Email: busdeve.niscot@bda.org.uk

Cedar Foundation
Services for people with physical disabilities. Advice and information on education, training, employment, finding accommodation, care, respite care, transport and mobility. Provides training and employment, an assisted living scheme providing personal assistance to people at home, an information service for parents of children with motor disabilities and cerebral palsy. Residential services.

Tel: 028 9066 6188
E-mail: info@cedar-foundation.org

Diabetes UK – Northern Ireland
Advice, information and support for people with diabetes and their carers on various aspects of care.
Tel: 028 9066 6646
Email: n.ireland@diabetes.org.uk

Disability Action
It is a charity who work with people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory disabilities, hidden disabilities and mental health disabilities.
Tel: 028 9029 7880
Website: http://www.disabilityaction.org
Email: hq@disabilityaction.org

Down’s Syndrome Association – Northern Ireland Office
Advice and help for people with Down’s syndrome, their families and carers. Specialises in all aspects of Down’s syndrome from birth to old age. Subjects covered include health, benefits, education and speech/language development. Liaises with expert advisors on behalf of families, offers counselling to new parents, runs holidays and activities for people with Down’s syndrome.
Tel: 02890 665 260
Email: enquiriesni@downs-syndrome.org.uk

Belfast

Action Ability Floating Support Service 028 9023 6677

One-to-one flexible support for adults aged 18+ with physical disabilities who require support to live independently in their homes within North Belfast

Tel: 028 9099 2779

Email: michael.johnston@actiondeafyouth.org

incredABLE (formerly Enable NI)
Creating meaningful opportunity for people with a learning/intellectual disability and/or autism.
Tel: 028 38872111
Email: info@incredable.org.uk

Jointz
Self-help support group for families who have a child with arthritis. Offers information and advice, a listening service and opportunities for parents, children and siblings to meet and exchange experiences. Raises awareness about arthritis in children. Jointz is run by Arthritis Care.
Tel: 028 9078 2940
Email: nireland@arthritiscare.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer Support – Northern Ireland
Information, support, treatment and care for people with cancer through specialist Macmillan nurses, doctors and counsellors. Advice, information and support on benefits, care, respite care, bereavement, terminal illness and dying. Grants for patients in financial difficulty for services that will make the lives of cancer patients and their families easier.
Tel: 0808 808 0000/ 0300 100 0200

Mencap
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
Tel: 028 90691351
Email: mencapni@mencap.org.uk

Northern Ireland Hospice Head Office
Services for terminally ill people. In-patient unit, day care service, home care and children’s hospice. Help with pain relief and symptom control. Education unit, bereavement counselling, family support. Specialist palliative care. Care for children in their own homes.
Tel: 028 90781836

Positive Futures
Community based services for children, young people and adults with learning difficulties in Northern Ireland. Residential and supported living services, day care, long and short term respite care and family based adult placement services. Family support services including support for older carers.
Tel: 028 9147 5720
Email: info@positive-futures.net

Special Educational Needs Advice Centre (SENAC)
It is a regional charity. They provide confidential, independent advice and advocacy on behalf of children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN) attending schools in Northern Ireland up to the age of 19 years. They offer free, confidential, independent advice and information to parents and carers on all aspects of the statutory framework of SEN provision in Northern Ireland.
Tel: 028 90 705654
Website: http://www.senac.co.uk
Email: heather.larkin@senac.co.uk