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Charitable Resources

Useful websites for charities and community support groups across Northern Ireland that can help with a wide range of activities. From sourcing second-hand furniture, help with finances, food banks, mental health support, children's activities etc.

Society of St Vincent de Paul

The Society of St Vincent de Paul works across the whole of the Island of Ireland, with support centres, charity shops and 8 offices across the island, they cover a wide range of services such as:

  • Practical help for those in poverty (food, clothing, heating, household items)

  • Resource centres

  • Help with social housing

  • Older people's day-care projects

  • Holiday schemes for older people, families and children

  • Education grants for further education

Life Change Changes Lives (LCCL)

A charity geared towards helping people overcome mental health issues, social isolation and addiction.


They run creative therapy painting classes through their shop in Downpatrick (Pop Up Art Project). Items are then sold in the shop.


There are also Walking & Talking groups and the 'No Lost Cause Project' which focuses on healthy food provision.

They run activities Mon / Tues / Weds from 10am to 3pm at the shop in Market Street, Downpatrick for just £1 donation.

Advice NI

An independent advice network for issues around Benefits, Money & Debt, Cost of Living, Employment, Family etc


Freephone advice helpline: 0800915 4604

Email for Advice:

Age NI

An advice service for older people

Freephone advice helpline: 08088087575


Crisis telephone and counselling service

Freephone advice helpline: 08088088000

Law Centre NI

Offering free, independent and specialist legal advice, casework and representation in the areas of social security, employment and immigration.

Advice helpline: 02890244401

Hourglass NI

Dedicated charity focusing on harm, abuse and exploitation of older people.

Freephone advice helpline: 08088088141

Helplines NI

A website which has collated a large number of Helplines and website details for services across Northern Ireland

Download their PDF leaflet here

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