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The Family Caring Centre

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Established in Rathenraw, Antrim in 1985, the Family Caring Centre was founded with a mission to offer training, information, advice, and childcare services to families facing social deprivation due to housing deprivation and high unemployment rates. Over the years, the Centre has continuously evolved its services to meet the changing needs of the community. Today, it proudly supports over 250 families, making an immeasurable positive impact on the local community.

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 undergo Access NI checks before commencement of employment, followed by a comprehensive 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 strive to collaborate with other groups and organisations within the Community/Voluntary sector, offering shared resources, private rooms, and transportation facilities.

Moreover, the Family Caring Centre serves as a referral hub, guiding individuals and organisations to access necessary help and support.


We provide safe, comfortable, and confidential spaces for counselling sessions facilitated by various organisations, including Nexus. Additionally, we support supervised 'Child Contact' meetings for the NHSCT Children with Disabilities Team and offer meeting space for local charities like The Shed and Antrim Foodbank.


What We Do

Nestled in the heart of Antrim, the Family Caring Centre stands as a beacon of hope and support for those in need. As a charitable foundation, our mission is simple yet profound: to extend a helping hand to those facing challenges.

Through the unwavering dedication of our volunteers & staff, we work tirelessly to enhance the lives of everyone in our community.

Whether you're seeking assistance or looking to make a difference, we invite you to reach out and discover how you can contribute to positive change. Together, we can create a brighter future for all.

Contact us today to learn more about our initiatives and how you can get involved.

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Contact Us

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

028 9446 4619

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