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HELP! BCM's 125th Anniversary Celebrations Continue

BCM staff and congregation have taken part in a light-hearted music video as part of our continuing 125th anniversary celebrations!

This goes along with the other ways BCM is marking this important anniversary, the publication of Through Changing Scenes, our archive exhibition at the Linen Hall Library and other activites yet to come!

Through Changing Scenes Exhibition

The Governors of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast will be hosting an exhibition of BCM Photographs, documents and artefacts to coincide with our 125th Anniversary celebrations. 

Through Changing Scenes commences on 22nd October and will conclude on the 29th November. 

On display will be some of the BCM archive's nationally important collection of early twentieth century Hogg images of life in the Belfast slums together with a variety of items representing BCM's involvement in the life of the city.

Read Our September In Focus

The September edition of BCM's In Focus newsletter is now availble.  Use the link below to download a copy to read about the EAGLE project, Newtownards Parents' Support and our forthcoming exhibition at the Linen Hall library.

Richard's Ramblings

Here it is July and this is the first Ramblings I have written this year.  I’m glad writing this was not a New Year’s resolution, or I would feel even more remorse over the lack of accomplishment!

Read our June 2014 Newsletter

The June edition of our quarterly newsletter has landed. Keep up to date on all the latest activity across BCM, see how Copelands, Dementia & Nursing Care is developing and see how our staff got on at the Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2014.

Lady Hermon MP Welcomes Plans for Copelands, Dementia and Nursing Care

Lady Sylvia Hermon MP has welcomed the news that BCM has submitted a planning application to build Copelands, Dementia and Nursing Care in Millisle.

Lady Hermon recently joined Peter Passmore, Professor of Ageing and Geriatric medicine at Queen's University Belfast, and BCM Dementia Lead Sarah Penney to have a peek at the plans for the new state-of-the-art dementia and nursing care home that will create 60 jobs in North Down.

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Claire Keatinge, Commissioner for Older People visits Kirk House

BCM was delighted to welcome Claire Keatinge, Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland to Kirk House recently.  This was a great chance for Kirk House to 'show off' and highlight why it is so different to other similar residential accommodation.  After explaining her role and how she works to help older people across Northern Ireland, the Commissioner toured Kirk House with Manager Sarah Penney and heard how they are developing the Memory Wing to provide specialist dementia care.

4caring Dementia Services

Belfast Central Mission is part of an exciting and innovative new project which aims to improve the quality of, and access to, care and support for older people with dementia and their families in Northern Ireland. This collaborative project, called 4caring, involves three other local community organisations - the Alzheimer’s Society, Extra Care and the Northern Ireland Hospice.

Volunteer befrienders urgently needed

We urgently need volunteer befrienders to visit isolated older people in the Greater Belfast area.  If you think you can help, please go to our Volunteering page for further details.  Thank you.