VOYPIC - Supporting Children and Young People In Care and Care LeaversVoice of Young People In Care (VOYPIC)
Across Northern Ireland
Type of support for people
- Emotional or social support (e.g. befriending)
- Food / grocery / prescription delivery
- Information and advice
Voice Of Young People In Care (VOYPIC) is an independent children’s charity, working across Northern Ireland, from bases in Belfast, Derry-Londonderry, Lurgan and Ballymena. We provide help, support and advice to care experienced children and young people up to the age of 25.
Our services continue throughout the pandemic, using a range of technology (eg. phone, text, email, WhatsApp, social media, Zoom, Houseparty, etc) to allow us to support young people at a distance, helping to keep us all safe and connected.
We provide one-to-one support for care experienced children and young people, from providing information and advice about life in care, to being a listening ear for the frustrations and concerns. We offer regular check-in calls with young people in care and care leavers.
We advocate on behalf of children and young people in care, ensuring their voice is heard and they have their say in decisions about their lives. This includes supporting young people to participate in review meetings through video conferencing.
We provide a safe and friendly space for care experienced children and young people to come together, to socialise and to talk about issues important to them. Our Participation Forums have now moved online and continue to meet weekly in all areas.
For care leavers, we offer a range of practical supports, such as help getting groceries and supplies, housing difficulties and access to essential utilities and services.
Our social media channels also provide lots of information and ideas for staying safe, entertained and active while staying in.
Call us - 028 9024 4888
Email us - [email protected]
Complete an online enquiry form - http://www.voypic.org/about-us/contact-us
Connect with us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/voiceofyoungpeopleincare/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/VOYPIC) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/voypic)
Voice of Young People In Care (VOYPIC)
VOYPIC- Voice Of Young People In Care
Operating in the following council areas:
- Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
- Ards and North Down Borough Council
- Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
- Belfast City Council
- Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
- Derry City and Strabane District Council
- Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
- Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
- Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
- Mid Ulster District Council
- Newry, Mourne and Down District Council