The support group provides a number of services dedicated to service users and their families.  The majority of the services are available on request through our centre.  Please review the contact us section for our location and opening times.


The services we offer


Assistance offered to service users includes:


  • Advocacy
  • Information and advice
  • Lobbying for improved services
  • Home visits
  • Hospital visits
  • Befriending
  • Identifying health and social needs
  • Help with seeking advice on welfare benefits
  • Helping motivate and raise self esteem
  • Strengthening client support
  • Accessing welfare grants
  • Accessing children’s holidays
  • Fundraising events


How to access our services


You can refer yourself to the support group.  Simply contact us by email, phone or visit the drop in centre.  We will be more than happy to see you.  You can also refer yourself through: 


  • Family members
  • Sickle Cell centres
  • Hospitals
  • GPs
  • Social and Voluntary services


Teaching the community


We also offer awareness and educational services to the following individuals, groups and institutions:


  • Clients, families and carers
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Schools and colleges
  • Housing departments
  • Social services
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Employers
  • Religious groups