What we do
Irish Community Care exists to serve the Irish Community in Manchester. We do this through a wide range of projects as we understand that there’s not just one way to support people.
We can help you apply for or renew your Irish passport or apply for an Irish birth certificate.
Advice and information
We provide advice and information on a wide range of issues, including benefits, housing and social care.
Over 50s social groups
We have six weekly social groups for over 50s throughout the Manchester region.
Outreach and befriending
We provide outreach support to people who are isolated in the community. We also have volunteers who can visit people in a befriending capacity.
We offer support to people in our community who are experiencing bereavement. This includes assistance in arranging funerals, managing a person’s affairs or advice on repatriating a person to Ireland for burial. We also provide burial for people with no next of kin, and have several plots in Manchester cemeteries for this purpose.
We collect stories from people in the Irish community about their experiences living in Ireland, emigrating to the UK and living here in Manchester.
We understand that Irish Travellers are often marginalised in society. For this reason, we have a special Irish Traveller project.
Survivors of Institutional abuse
We help survivors of Institutional abuse which took place in Ireland access support, whether through self-help groups or through other organisations set up to assist survivors.
Over 50s men’s allotment
We have recently started an allotment project for men who are over 50.