Paying for care in Northern Ireland - useful organisations

Find out more about organisations who can help with paying for care. 

Useful organisations

Advice NI
0800 915 4604
[email protected]

Advice NI provides independent advice and information on a range of issues including care, support and benefits.

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. 

Northern Ireland Ombudsman
0800 34 34 24
[email protected]

The Northern Ireland Ombudsman is an independent organisation that investigates complaints about government departments, agencies or public bodies and looks for a resolution.

Patient and Client Council
0800 917 0222 (helpline, 9am–4pm Monday-Friday)
[email protected]

Patient and Client Council offers help and advice to someone making a complaint about health or social care services in Northern Ireland.

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: August 2020 
Next review due: August 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: Catherine Harper, Community Care Legal Officer, Law Centre NI; Michael Graham, Director, Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors and member of Solicitors for the Elderly 

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

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