InclUSion Matters supports people with disabilities, especially those who experience isolation, to build new social networks within their local communities. The service is focused on encouraging peer support and enabling user-led networking to help participants become involved in social, leisure and recreational opportunities within their local area.

InclUSion Matters operates within the South Eastern Health Social Care Trust in North Down & Ards, Lisburn and Downpatrick, and in the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust.

Who is it for?

People aged 18 - 64, who have a physical/sensory disability or medical condition and:

are looking for a new opportunity

want to participate in existing social activities in their local community

would like to develop and support new social networks.

What support is provided?

  • Get involved in social events
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Experience new activities
  • Develop new interests
  • Become more active in my community
  • Increase my confidence
  • Practical assistance and support

How to become involved:

You can be referred by a healthcare professional within the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust or the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, such as someone from a local:

Social work team

Community Brain Injury Team

Day Support Service.

For more information please contact