Role of the Commissioner in relation to Services

While the Commissioner does not provide services and facilities, we can give you information on how to access services.

The Commissioner has a duty to encourage the provision and co-ordination of relevant services in Northern Ireland. These are services that:

  • improve physical or mental health
  • help to overcome addiction
  • provide counselling
  • improve literacy or numeracy
  • provide other education and training or enable a person to access opportunities to work.

The Commissioner must also monitor facilities currently available in Northern Ireland provide Victims and Survivors with:

  • counselling and supplementary information about how to access health services
  • housing services
  • education services or employment services
  • help to improve literacy or numeracy

or advice on opportunities for education or work or on entitlements to housing or social security benefits.