Useful sources of Information

Emergency contacts

For urgent medical attention if your GP surgery is closed you can contact Dalriada Doctor on call on 08705 329024 or 028 2566 3500.

Home visits can be arranged through your doctor’s surgery if the person you care for is too ill to attend the surgery. If possible requests for home visits should be made first thing in the morning.

Out of hours Emergency Social Work Service (for social services):

Telephone 028 9446 8833 after 5.00pm each evening and all day at weekends and Bank Holidays.

For other emergencies please telephone 999. This will connect you with an ambulance, the fire brigade, police or the coast guard.

For emotional distress you can telephone:

Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 (text phone 18001 0808 808 8000)

Samaritans: 028 9066 4422

Useful contacts

Carers Northern Ireland
Telephone: 028 90 439843
Website: www.carersni.org

Northern Trust Macmillan Information & Support Manager
Telephone: 028 9442 4000
Email: CancerInformation@northerntrust.hscni.net

Cancer Focus NI
Telephone:  028 9080 3281
Website: www.cancerfocusni.org

Centre for Independent Living NI
Telephone: 028 90 648546
Website: www.cilbelfast.org

Barnardos Young Carers Scheme
Telephone: 028 79631344
Website: http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_projects/young_carers.htm

Extra-care
Telephone: 028 9448 2939
Website: www.extra-care.org

Macmillan Support Line
Freephone: 0808 8080 000 

Direct Payments Development Officer
Telephone: 028 2563 5508

Disability Action
Telephone: 028 90 297880
Website: www.disabilityaction.org

Action Cancer
Telephone: 028 90803344
Website: www.actioncancer.org

Social media pages

Carers NI
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CarersNorthernIreland
Twitter – https://twitter.com/carersni

For young carers

Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northern-Health-and-Social-Care-Trust-Young-Carers

CrossroadsNI
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CrossroadsNI
Twitter – https://twitter.com/CrossroadsNI

Barnardos
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/barnardos