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Guides for Sensory Disabilities

New Guides To Support Adults With Sensory Disabilities

Two new guides to support adults with sensory disabilities in Northern Ireland have been launched.

Last Update: 04/07/2024

Financial Assistance Campaign

Working Parents - Financial Assistance with Childcare Costs

Many working parents are not claiming government financial assistance with childcare costs e.g. Tax Free Childcare, Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit which will support them to remain in work. Most working families are eligible ...

Last Update: 04/07/2024

Self Service Portal

Self-Service Portal for Childcare Providers - Available on Family Support NI

Family Support NI have created a Self Service Portal to enable Childcare Providers to update their own profiles on Family Support NI.

Last Update: 04/07/2024

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We all need advice and support at different times during our lives ...

Do you know where to find contact details for various Family Support Services including statutory, voluntary and community support services ?

Last Update: 04/07/2024

Sharing Is Caring

Help Us Keep Information Up-to-Date and Useful

Please check details of your service / organisation are included and up-to date on Family Support NI

Last Update: 31/05/2024

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Healthy Start Scheme

Many families in Northern Ireland who are eligible for the Healthy Start Scheme, which provides vouchers to help buy food and milk, are not availing of it.

Last Update: 28/05/2024

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Finding Childcare

All Registered Childcare Providers are listed on Family Support NI which is the central government register of REGISTERED and APPROVED Childcare Providers throughout Northern Ireland. We provide the most up-to-date information available about childcare provision

Last Update: 11/04/2024

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Childcare Providers - Have you activated your Tax-Free Childcare account ?

Over a million families in the UK are entitled to support with the cost of childcare from the government, but many are missing out because childcare providers in their area haven’t signed up to accept the various offers.

Last Update: 13/02/2024

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Nurturing emotional health and wellbeing from bump to 19+ years

Public Health Northern Ireland has partnered with the Solihull Approach to offer free access to expertly designed online courses for parents, carers, grandparents teens, foster carers and childcare providers living in the region.

Last Update: 08/11/2023

Our Journey Through Disability

A Guide to help YOU on your journey through Disability/Additional Needs

The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP), in association with parents of children with disabilities and young people with additional needs has launched a new publication titled : ‘A guide to help you on your Journey through Disability/Additional needs.’

Last Update: 08/11/2023

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Family Mediation NI (FMNI)

FMNI is an independent charity offering an alternative to conflict when families separate reducing the emotional and financial cost of separation

Last Update: 08/11/2023

Family Support Hub

Family Support Hubs

A Family Support Hub is a multi-agency network of statutory, community and voluntary organisations that provide early intervention services, or work with families who need support. There are currently 29 Family Support Hubs in operation covering ALL of Northern Ireland.

Last Update: 08/11/2023

BF Support Groups

Breastfeeding Support

There are breastfeeding support groups available right across NI.

Last Update: 08/11/2023


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