Respite care in Northern Ireland- other useful resources

Useful organisations and more information on respite care for carers and people with dementia.

Age NI

0808 808 7575 (advice service, every day, 8am – 7pm)
[email protected]

Age NI provides information and advice for older people in Northern Ireland.

Carers NI

028 9043 9843

Carers NI is a charity that provides information and advice to carers about their rights, and how to access support.

Citizens Advice 

03444 111 444 (Adviceline, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)

Your local Citizens Advice can provide information and advice in confidence or point you in the right direction. To find your nearest Citizens Advice look in the phone book, ask at your local library or look on the Citizens Advice website (above).

The Law Centre

028 9024 4401
[email protected]

The Law Centre provides a legal service in specific areas of law to people on low incomes who live or work in Northern Ireland.

Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)

028 9536 1111 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)
[email protected]

The RQIA is the independent regulator of health and social care in Northern Ireland. The RQIA carries out inspections of care services which can be accessed via their website.


Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. Their 'find an adviser' service matches you to sources of information and advice on a range of topics in your area.

Further information and resources

Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.

To give feedback on this factsheet, or for a list of sources, email [email protected]

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