Northern Ireland: Financial and legal tips – other resources

Find other useful organisations and resources relating to paying for care and support in Northern Ireland.

Useful organisations

Age NI 

0808 808 7575 (advice line, 9am–5pm Monday–Friday) 
[email protected] 

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

Benefit Enquiry Line (Northern Ireland) 

0800 232 1271 (9am–5pm Monday–Wednesday and Friday, 10am–5pm Thursday) 

Benefit Enquiry Line provides information and advice on benefits for people in Northern Ireland. 

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice can provide information and advice about legal and financial issues, including benefits. It can also suggest ways to get more legal and financial advice. See website for local contact details.

Department for Communities 

028 9082 9000 

The Department for Communities deals with appointeeships and benefits, among other things. 

Financial Conduct Authority

0800 111 6768 (8am–6pm Monday–Friday, 9am–1pm Saturday) [email protected] 

The Financial Conduct Authority regulates financial advisers and provides information about what to do if you have a complaint. 

Law Centre NI 

028 9024 4401 
[email protected] 

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

Law Society of Northern Ireland 

028 9023 1614 (9am–5pm Monday–Friday) 

Law Society of Northern Ireland can help people who live in Northern Ireland find a solicitor. 

Money Advice Service 

0800 138 7777 (8am–6pm Monday–Friday) 
[email protected] 

Money Advice Service is a government-funded service that can give you information about a range of financial issues.


nidirect is the official government website for Northern Ireland residents, providing access to information and services. 

Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) 

0333 2020 454 
[email protected] 

SOLLA can provide information on accredited financial advisers who specialise in later life matters. 

Solicitors for the Elderly 

0844 567 6173 
[email protected] 

Solicitors for the Elderly is a national association of solicitors, barristers and legal executives who are committed to providing legal advice for older people, their families and carers.

Review details

Last reviewed: July 2020 
Next review due: July 2023

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: Brid McColgan, Associate Director, Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors, Belfast; Edith Gowdy, Partner, King & Gowdy Solicitors, Belfast 

This factsheet has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia. 

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