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The Family Caring Centre



The Family Caring Centre was established in Rathenraw, Antrim in 1985.  Its purpose was to provide training, information, advice and childcare services to families in the area who were suffering from social deprivation as a result of deteriorating housing and high unemployment. The Centre has been successfully providing this support through a range of services which have been continuously developed over the years as a response to the changing needs. Today, over 250 families benefit from the range of services that are currently provided.

It is impossible to measure the huge positive social impact the Family Caring Centre has had in the local community over the years. We have certainly contributed to building social capacity within our work with residents of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

All potential employees and volunteers may be subject to Access NI checks before employment can commence and this is then followed by an induction program.



The Family Caring Centre has a continuing vision that the district of Antrim will be an attractive place to live, visit and work in.  It will have a strong community spirit underpinned by family structures which support members to aspire and achieve.  Families will actively choose to live in the area, which will continue to be socially and economically regenerated.


“The Family Caring Centre is a voluntary organisation providing a range of services in a friendly and supportive environment to families and individuals”.



We try to accommodate other groups, organisations within the Community/Voluntary sector sharing resources, private rooms and transport.

The Family Caring Centre also signposts other organisations and individuals to access help and support.

Accommodation is provided for counsellors from various organisations including Nexus & Lifeline charities, to meet with clients in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment. 


We also support supervised ‘Child Contact’ meetings for the NHSCT Children with Disabilities Team and provide space for other local charities to meet including Links to Pink.


What We Do

The Family Caring Centre, located in the heart of Antrim, is a charitable foundation dedicated to helping those in need. With the dedication of our volunteers, staff members, and partners, we strive to improve the lives of everyone who needs help within the community. Contact us to see what you can do to bring about positive change.


Contact Us

1-5 Somerset Park, Antrim BT41 2TE, UK

028 9446 4619

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