Carers’ Services

Online Summer Programme

As Carers are aware we are currently unable to deliver face to face support due to social distancing guidelines. However we have had to think of alternative ways of supporting carers and this June we hosted our Carers Week online with a wide range of workshops.

Click here to read the upcoming workshops.

Following positive feedback from Carers we have extended our online workshops over the summer months. If you need help or support to get online please contact us at the Carer Support Service on T: 028 9504 2126 E: CarerSuppSvcs@belfasttrust.hscni.net


Caring for someone can be rewarding, especially when you can see the person is well and living safely at home. However, it is often hard work and can leave carers feeling exhausted.

We provide support for carers of all ages, in all caring situations. We aim to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of carers.

Message for carers during Covid-19 pandemic

We are aware that the Covid-19 pandemic is a very anxious time for family carers. Although we cannot currently offer face-to-face assistance through the carer support service, we want to highlight that support is still available.

Carer support service contact details

The carer support service is available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Please ring 028 9504 2126 or email: CarerSuppSvcs@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Carers information pack

  • Support services for carers
  • Carer’s support assessment
  • The financial cost of caring – what you need to know
  • Information for relatives and carers who have someone going into hospital
  • Steps to deal with stress

Carer mailing list

Carers can sign up to the Belfast Trust carer mailing list. Complete and return the carer mailing list consent form to: CarerSuppSvcs@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Listening ear service

Our telephone listening ear service offers reassurance, comfort and a chance to relax. Complete and return the listening ear service application form to: CarerSuppSvcs@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Useful links

A plan for supporting carers in Belfast 2017–2020
Advice for informal (unpaid) carers and young carers during Covid-19 pandemic
Discretionary support during Covid-19