Support groups in your area

2017-2018

Get in touch with the relevant contacts below to find out what a support group can offer you.

Unless otherwise stated, there are no meetings July or August.

Belfast Trust
Fostering support group
Frequency: monthly
Contact: June Martin
Tel: (028) 9504 0057
 

Adolescent Partnership support group
Frequency: monthly
Contact: Karen McQuillan
Tel:  (028) 9504 0302

Kinship foster carer support group
Frequency:
alternate Wednesdays
Contact: TBC
Tel: (028) 9504 0302


Northern Trust

Carrickfergus fostering support groupall events and programmes are open to all the young people living within the fostering family home, including those who are birth children, fostered, adopted or with a Residence Order.
Contact: Jolene Simpkin
Tel: (028) 9331 5111 or
Contact: Dorothy Moffitt
Tel: 07713 351958

Ballymena and Antrim fostering support group
Frequency:
Quarterly
Contact: Maureen O’Halleron
Tel: (028) 2563 5110

Magherafelt fostering support group
Frequency:
Quarterly
Contact: June Patterson
Tel: (028) 7930 1700

Coleraine/Ballymoney specialist foster carers support group
Contact: Linda Martin
Tel:  0300 123 1155

Ballymoney kinship foster care support group
Contact: Julie-Ann Alexander
Tel: 028 2766 1521


South Eastern Trust
Downpatrick fostering support group
Frequency:
2nd Monday of every month
Contact: Jan Holmes 
Tel: (028) 4461 3511

Bangor fostering support group
Frequency:
monthly
Contact: Elaine Miller
Tel: (028) 9127 0672

Intensive Support Fostering support group
Frequency: monthly
Contact: Jonny Watson
Tel: (028) 9041 3678


Southern Trust

Newry fostering support group
Frequency:
first Wednesday of every month
Contact: Leon Gallogly
Tel: (028) 3083 2690

Dungannon fostering support group
Frequency:
bi-monthly
Contact: Mary McGrane (foster carer)
Tel: (028) 3753 8223

 

Western Trust
L/Derry fostering support group
Frequency: last Tuesday of every month
Contact: Jacqueline Sharkey (foster carer)
Tel: 0752 3206 141

Omagh and Fermanagh fostering support group
Frequency:
bi-monthly
Contact: Mary Slevin (foster carer)