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Advice services

For independent and confidential advice about debt, finances, benefits, employment rights, housing issues and any other concerns, Council supported Advice services are here to help. You can get in touch via email and telephone and face to face appointments can be arranged in some circumstances.  


If you live in Coleraine, Portrush, Portstewart, Garvagh, Ballymoney, Ballycastle or The Glens areas then get in touch with:

Community Advice Causeway


If you live in the Limavady area, get in touch with:

Limavady Community Development Initiative (LCDI) Advice Centre                   


For anyone living in the Dungiven area you can contact:

Glenshane Community Development

Ballycastle Foodbank

Ballymoney Foodbank

Causeway Foodbank

Roe Valley Community Foodbank

  • Tel: 02877765438 

Other Food Supports

Many other localised community groups are providing support with access to food.  To find out what support is availabe in your area click here

Fuel Support

If you need emergency fuel support your local advice centre can direct you to a local organisation such as St Vincent dePaul or Salvation Army who will be able to help you with emergency electric or gas top up, fuel stamps or other support. 

Community Advice Causeway

Limavady Community Development Initiative (LCDI) Advice Centre                   

  • Tel:     028 7776 5438 (press 3 for Advice) or
  • Text:   name and number ONLY to 07517944194.
  • Email:

Social Supermarkets

​Reset Social Supermarket, Coleraine

LCDI Social Supermarket

(located at Roe Valley Community Foodbank)

  • Tel: 02877765438 

Other emergency essentials

If you need help with other emergency essentials like toiletries and hygiene products, nappies and other baby items most of the local foodbanks will be able to provide you with assistance. Details of local foodbanks are listed above.