Paying for care in Northern Ireland - other resources

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

Useful organisations

Advice NI 

028 9064 5919 
[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. 

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. 

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 
[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.

Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)

0333 2020 454
[email protected]

The Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) is a not-for-profit organisation which can provide information on accredited financial advisers who specialise in later life matters. (An initial consultation may be free, but there is then a charge for services.)

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. 

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

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