Bi-Lingual Advocacy Service

The Bi-Lingual Advocacy service was set up in 2004 to offer Bi-lingual support to ethnic minority communities in the Ballymena Borough. This project Aims to support the integration of ethnic minority communities into Ballymena Borough and to encourage the reporting of racist crime.

BIEF has 2 part time Bi-Lingual Advocates who offer office based or telephone appointments. These appointments are to help disseminate information to EM members or to offer advice and support on any other issues such as:

  • Community safety & personal safety help in cases of racial discrimination and harassment
  • Road traffic safety (car insurance, tax, MOT etc)
  • Help and support in dealing with Home Office, National Insurance Number, Social Security Agency, Inland Revenue
  • Help with employment issues
  • Help with filling out forms
  • Help with claiming benefits
  • Help and information for newcomers in Northern Ireland (registering with GPs, opening a bank account)
  • For Appointments or advice please call 028 2564 8822

(please be advised that booking an appointment is essential!)

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