Contact Northern Ireland

Our team in Northern Ireland is here to support you and your family.

What we do

Our Northern Ireland team provides a range of support, including:


Information and advice

We produce a wide range of information on topics such as special educational needs, dealing with debt, and transition – find advice on our website.


Workshops

We provide workshops for parents of disabled children. Topics including building confidence, benefits and welfare, money management, transitions and other information about caring for your child. You can find these advertised on our family workshops and events page.


Support groups

Groups provide parents of disabled children with essential practical and emotional support. To find more local and national groups in Northern Ireland, call our free phone helpline on 0808 888 3555 (Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm).


Information requests for professionals

We support all types of health, government and social care professionals with specialist information on families of disabled children. Call 028 9262 7552 or email nireland.office@contact.org.uk to find out more.


Training, talks and presentations

We have delivered training, talks and presentations to social services, local health trusts and to students and community groups. We welcome opportunities to meet parents, stakeholders and professionals as well as opportunities to deliver training and raise awareness. For more information on the topics available, contact nireland.office@cafamily.org.uk

Get in touch

You can reach us by email at nireland.office@contact.org.uk

Our team

Lindsay Wallace, Northern Ireland Manager
Email: lindsay.wallace@contact.org.uk

Ursula McWilliams, Carers Outreach and Programme Delivery Officer Western Trust Area
Email: ursula.mcwilliams@contact.org.uk 

Angie McCabe, Transitions Outreach Worker
Email: Angie.McCabe@contact.org.uk


Family support project

In the Northern Trust area, our family workers offer parents one-to-one help and support through times of need. If you live in the Northern Trust area please contact: 

Virginia Maxwell 
Email: virginia.maxwell@contact.org.uk 

Karen Patterson 
Email: karen.patterson@contact.org.uk