Direct payments in Northern Ireland – useful organisations

Get details for organisations in Northern Ireland that can provide information and advice about direct payments for people living with dementia.

Direct payments in Northern Ireland
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Useful organisations

Age NI

Telephone
0808 808 7575 (advice line, 9am–5pm Monday–Friday) 

Email
[email protected] 

Website
www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland

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

Carers Northern Ireland 

Telephone
0808 808 7777 (helpline, 9am–6pm Monday–Friday) 

Email
[email protected] 

Website
www.carersuk.org/northernireland

Carers Northern Ireland gives information, advice and support about caring. 

Centre for Independent Living NI 

Telephone
028 9064 8546 (9am–5pm Monday–Friday) 

Email
[email protected] 

Website
www.cilni.org 

Centre for Independent Living NI provides a range of services for people using or considering using direct payments or other self-directed support. 

Department of Health 

Telephone
028 9052 0500 

Email
[email protected] 

Website
www.health-ni.gov.uk 

The Department of Health website has information about direct payments.

Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSCNI)

Website
online.hscni.net 

HSCNI is the official gateway for health and social care in Northern Ireland.  The website has contact information for local trusts as well as information about services that are on offer. 

Law Centre NI 

Telephone
028 9024 4401 

Email
[email protected] 

Website
www.lawcentreni.org 

Law Centre NI offers free legal advice and support on social security, health and social care and employment.

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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. 

Reviewed by: Catherine Harper, Community Care Legal Officer, Law Centre NI; Michael Graham, Director, Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors and member of Solicitors for the Elderly 

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