3. Support Groups - Advice and Help

Carers Northern Ireland

Carers Northern Ireland facilitates a number of Carers Support Groups in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust. Operates an advice and information service for carers and professionals, dealing with a range of issues such as carers' benefits, community care and services for carers.

Website: www.carersuk.org

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Long Term Conditions Alliance Northern Ireland

The Long Term Conditions Alliance Northern Ireland (LTCANI) is an umbrella body for voluntary and not for profit organisations working with and for people with long term conditions in Northern Ireland. Collectively LTCANI member organisations represent approximately 500,000 people with long term conditions in Northern Ireland. 

Website: www.ltcani.org.uk

Marie Curie

Marie Curie provides provide care and support for more than 40,000 people living with a terminal illness and their families in the UK each year.
Their nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Their hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care. And they help people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.

Website: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/

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Willow is the only UK charity supporting seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds by providing unique and positive Special Days. We are totally reliant on the generosity of individuals, companies, trusts and foundations to fund our work.

For some their Special Day is a final chance to realise a dream. For others it provides a positive focus away from diagnosis and treatment, boosting confidence and providing the motivation to move forward with their lives. But for all, Special Days are enriching experiences shared with loved ones. They are moments in time that create the memories that will be treasured forever.

Website: www.willowfoundation.org.uk

Action Cancer

Action Cancer is a Northern Ireland Cancer Charity dedicated to saving lives and supporting people impacted by cancer.  We have a range of support services for children/young people and adults impacted by cancer including family members and friends.  Services include: counselling, complementary therapies, acupuncture, one to one life coaching, peer mentoring and a group support programme called Positive Living Programme.

Website: www.actioncancer.org