We run a number of Support Groups for kinship carers in areas throughout Northern Ireland. Our Kin Together Support Groups provide a great opportunity to kinship carers to meet other carers from their areas, to share experiences and develop new friendships. Support Groups meet on a fortnightly and monthly basis and there are lots of fun activities for carers to get involved in. Children are welcome too and refreshments are provided. To find a Support Group in your area, click on the map below. You can also contact our Helpline free on 0800 022 3129 for more information.
Joyce, age 62.
‘I’d have been lost without the support of the other carers. I thought I was on my own but I know I have a group of friends who will listen and give me advice when I need it’.
Sharon, age 48
‘Meeting other carers has helped take the pressure off me’.
Martin, age 21.
‘Everyone is so helpful and I am grateful for all the support we get’.
Janet, age 39.
‘Everyone is so nice and friendly and I have made new friends also’.
Stephanie, age 51
‘The things we do are great – flower arranging, going to the cinema and pampering nights are fantastic’.