Choice currently work with more Joint Management Partners than any other Housing Association providing affordable, purpose built housing options whilst offering continuous guidance and support.

Partnership working is instrumental in delivering effective services which extend across many programmes of care and support including; learning disability, mental ill health, homelessness, addictions, frail elderly as well as Dementia, Autism, children leaving care and young mothers with babies.

Abbeyfield and Wesleyundefined

Operating as a charity and with a volunteer management board, Abbeyfield & Wesley believes it is important that quality services are offered to older people for affordable living. The overarching philosophy of the Abbeyfield movement is contained in the Abbeyfield Guiding Principles.

Abbeyfield believes:

  • Older people have an important role to play amongst their families, friends and in the community;
  • Overcoming loneliness and insecurity can make all the difference to an older person’s well-being and quality of life; and
  • Local people have an essential part to play in helping older people in the community.

undefinedAutism Initiatives

Autism Initiatives is the largest voluntary sector provider of direct support services to children and adults with autism. They provide services in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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undefinedBelfast Central Mission

BCM works with people of all ages in communities throughout Northern Ireland through diverse social care projects, cross-community programme and two congregations at Grosvenor Hall and Sandy Row.

undefinedThe Cedar Foundation

Cedar provides a wide range of services throughout Northern Ireland supporting individuals and families living with disability, autism and brain injury. Support includes living options, short breaks, transitions support, employment and training and social inclusion.


Clarendon@Ashmore is located in Derry city. The project is specifically for single homeless women and women with children, with support needs. A website for this partner is not currently available but contact details are as follows:

Address: Ashmore House, Edenmore Court, Northland Avenue, Derry.  BT48 7NG
Tel: (028) 71262129
Fax:  (028) 71268581

undefinedThe Croft Community

The Croft Community is a voluntary organisation providing Residential Home, Supported Housing, Respite and Day Care services for Adults with a Learning Disability.

undefinedEast Belfast Mission

East Belfast Mission works across all communities offering a range of services to meet the needs of everyone. Current projects include Stepping Stone employability project, Hosford homeless support service, family & community projects, Church congregation, pastoral care & counselling, Turas Irish Language classes and Social Economy projects.

undefinedFirst Housing Aid & Support Services

First Housing Aid & Support Services is a charitable organisation offering advice, support and accommodation to people that are homeless and in acute housing need across Northern Ireland.

undefinedFriendship and Caring Trust (F.A.C.T.)

Supporting Adults with a Learning Disability since 1990, the Friendship and Caring Trust (F.A.C.T.), is the parent Company of Barnlee Residential Home; Barnlee’s Lee Cottage and Barnlee’s Sheebeg accommodation for adults with learning disabilities.

Health & Social Care Trustundefined

There are five health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland, providing a comprehensive range of health and social care services at a local and regional level. The Trusts deliver services from facilities including local and regional hospitals, mental health facilities, health and wellbeing centres, social services, and a significant network of community services, as well as provision of care in the home.

undefinedThe Welcome Organisation

The Welcome Organisation delivers a range of support services to people who are homeless or vulnerable and at risk of homelessness.  Services include; a Drop-in Centre, Day and Night Street Outreach services and Crisis accommodation for vulnerable females.

undefinedKilcreggan homes

Kilcreggan homes provide quality homes and supported living in Northern Ireland for people who need help towards independent living.


L'Arche is an international federation of over 140 communities worldwide, where people with and without learning disabilities choose to live together in a spirit of friendship where everyone’s presence is valued.  L’Arche Belfast currently manages two homes, as well as activities and day programs.

undefinedLeonard Cheshire Disability

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a leading charity supporting disabled people. Their services include accommodation, personalised care and support, social and advocacy services.


LIFE is a pro-life charity that supports anyone facing a crisis pregnancy, pregnancy loss or after an abortion and combines advocacy and education work with a nationwide housing and care service.


MACS provide a range of support services for children and young people aged between 11-25 years who haven’t had a fair deal in relation to housing, homelessness, mental health and participation.


Mencap works alongside and represents the interests of people with a learning disability and their families.   Mencap works collaboratively, fighting for equal rights, campaigning for greater opportunities and challenging attitudes and prejudice.

Mencap also provides help and support through supported living, supported employment, respite services, organised activities, systemic and individual advocacy, and outreach support.


MindWise is a registered charity in Northern Ireland dedicated to transforming lives and developing new visions for mental health by challenging stigma and discrimination, and providing quality services and support.

undefinedM.U.S.T Hostel

M.U.S.T Hostel provides accommodation, support and help, tailored to the specific needs of homeless people in Mid-Ulster and South Tyrone Area.

undefinedInspire Wellbeing

Inspire Wellbeing (the new name for Niamh - the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health) is the largest and longest established independent charity focusing on mental health, learning disability and wellbeing services in Northern Ireland. The inspire group consists of inspire mental health services, ( formerly Beacon) inspire disability services, inspire workplaces & inspire students (formerly Carecall) and Addiction NI.

Inspire mental health services provides support services to people with experience of mental illness through supported housing, day support and advocacy services. inspire mental health services is the largest division in the group.

Inspire disability services provides support for over 100 people with learning disabilities in five residential locations across Northern Ireland.

Praxis Care Praxis care

Praxis Care is a major provider of services for adults and children with a learning disability, mental ill health, acquired brain injury and for older people, including people with dementi.

The Council for Social WitnessThe Council for Social Witness

The Council for Social Witness oversees the work of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in providing residential/nursing/day care and supported housing to some 370 people along with our churches ministry to the deaf community.

In partnership with Choice we provide residential care for older people, those with addictions, adults with a profound learning disability and Supported Housing for adults with a learning disability and adults with a physical disability.


Prospects works through local churches to reach out to families affected by learning disability to offer the very best quality in professional care, in Jesus' name.

undefinedSimon Community Northern Ireland

Simon Community Northern Ireland is a voluntary organisation which provides emergency accommodation, advice and community support for people who are homeless or those who are at risk of becoming homeless.


Threshold is a key provider of specialist therapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly who suffer from mental health problems.


Triangle provides support services for general families, people with learning disabilities, mental ill–health and those with complex needs.  Triangle strives to build better lives together by building homes and providing accommodation, individualised housing and care support.  Triangle promotes social inclusion, supporting people to live independently and maintain their tenancies; it also provides support systems to enable adults with a learning disability maintain meaningful employment.

undefinedWomen’s Aid

Women’s Aid is the leading voluntary organisation in Northern Ireland addressing domestic and sexual violence and providing services for women and children. The Women’s Aid movement in Northern Ireland is made up of Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland and local Women’s Aid Groups: – for the Belfast and Lisburn areas.  Tel: 028 9066 6049. – for the North Down and Ards areas.  Tel:: 028 9127 3196. – for the Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey areas.  Tel: 028 2563 2136. – for the Newry & Mourne, South Down and South Armagh areas. Tel: 028 3025 0765.

Each Women’s Aid group offers a range of specialist services to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic violence, including refuge accommodation, advice and support.

Women’s Aid also has a 24 hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline, which can be contacted by victims of domestic and sexual violence, concerned family, friends and professionals from all over Northern Ireland.  

24 Hour Domenstic & Sexual Violence Helpline:  0808 802 1414
Text support to 07797 805 839

Open to all women and men affected by domestic and sexual violence.

More details of all Women’s Aid services can be found at