Advice NI members are spread across Northern Ireland and in the year 2015/16 dealt with 263,325 enquiries.
Members can be categorised as being either ‘generalist’, ‘specialist’ or ‘targeted’ advice providers.
Generalist advice providers
Generalist advice providers tend to have been formed by local people in response to local needs. The advice service may be part of a wide range of community development activities, or alternatively advice may be the sole purpose of the organisation. Local generalist members tend to serve the most deprived geographical areas of Northern Ireland.
Specialist providers focus their service on a particular subject, where comprehensive, in depth expert knowledge of a specific subject or topic defines the service provided.
Targeted providers tailor their service towards the interests, needs and demands of a specific, definable ‘target group’. Services are ‘bespoke’ and ‘authoritative’ in application due to familiarity with and expertise in understanding and addressing the problems, queries or ‘barriers’ experienced by the particular client groups.
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Advice NI members are spread throughout Northern ireland