The Ely Centre operates a wide range of services that dependent upon funding authority guidelines have eligibility and access criteria. However, as a general principle, we work hard to make it as straightforward as possible to make a referral. Usually, you just need to get in touch with some basic information at first, and we’ll take it from there.

Eligibility Criteria for Victims Support Services

The Ely Centre provides support and assistance to those identified in the Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.*

We provide support to the following individuals:

  • Those who have been injured as a result of a “Troubles related  incident (physically or psychologically)
  • Those who care for loved one who have been injured in this way; (Typically 35hrs Per Week) and
  • Those who have been bereaved as a result of the “Troubles”.

Even if you no longer live in Northern Ireland, we may be able to offer you some assistance.  Please contact us to discuss your situation.

For further information, please access our referral policy outlined within our Governance – Policies and Procedure Section.

*The 2006 Order defines ‘victims and survivors’ as follows:

  1. Someone who is or has been physically or psychologically injured as a result of or in consequence of a “troubles”-related incident;
  2. Someone who provides a substantial amount  of care on a regular basis for an individual mentioned in paragraph (a); or
  3. Someone who has been bereaved as a result of or in consequence of a “Troubles”-related incident.
  4. The 2006 Order also notes that an individual may be psychologically injured as a result of or in consequence of:
    1. (a) Witnessing a troubles-related incident or the consequences of such an incident; or
    2. (b) Providing medical or other emergency assistance to an individual in connection with a troubles-related incident.

To refer to a particular service please complete the referral form below.

Referral Form

Client Details

Emergency Contact Details

G.P. Details

The Ely Centre can offer support to those who have been bereaved or injured (physically or psychologically as a result of the Troubles. We also assist the carers and children of people who have who have been injured& bereaved.

Incident Details

Is the client currently accessing support from other support organisation in relation to the incident. (if applicable)

Service for Referral (please tick which service(s), if any, the client has specified interest in)

Reason for Referral (please tick all that apply)

Are the Client / Carer / Child aware of referral:

Referrer Details

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