MACS was established in 1990 to provide a range of services for young people. Since then, we have succeeded in developing an approach which is effective and sustainable.

Vision, aims and values posterThe values and ethos of our organisation, particularly our approach to participation, are at the centre of this success.

We work with children and young people (aged 6 –25) who haven’t had a fair deal. They may be experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, self-harm, mental health issues, leaving care or they are generally at risk.

Our core services are Supported HousingFloating Support, Wellbeing Support and Participation.

Our Vision

Life is great for children and young people

Our Mission

To provide a range of support services for children and young people who haven’t had a fair deal in relation to housing, homelessness, mental health and participation.

Our Ethos

We need each other to make life work.

Our Values

  • We make our own choices
  • We take risks
  • We make mistakes and learn
  • We recognise our differences and challenge judgements


  • Getting children and young people where they want to be
  • Led by you
  • Strength, excellence, innovation and vision

MACS Supporting Children & Young People was formed in 1990 and is a registered charity with the NI Charity Commission (NIC100923), and is a Company Limited by Guarantee (NI044482). HMRC ref: XR13060.