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Ten Thousand Voices Initiative by Public Health Agency

Experience of Emergency Departments, Minor Injuries Units or GP out of hours service or the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Your stories could help to improve patient experience and in the planning of future services 

Have you or someone you know had reason to contact Emergency Departments, Minor Injuries Units or GP out of hours service-because of suddenly or unexpectedly becoming unwell ?

A look back at Christmas 2015

From as early as September 2015 we were receiving phone calls and emails from people who wanted to know how they could help at Christmas.  Many were from 'old faithfuls' who have supported our Christmas work for many years and some were from first time donors.  Every one of them combined to produce a wave of love and support for those who needed it at Christmas.

BCM's Journey of caring for older people

We would like to share a short video of BCM's Dementia Lead- Sarah talking about BCM's journey of caring for older people. We hope that it will give you a better understanding of how we help older people and what we still aim to achieve in this area. 

Please follow the link to watch the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EWLVEUKYAI

Volunteer with BCM this Christmas!

Belfast Central Mission is looking for volunteers to help at the annual Christmas Eve Street Collection on Thursday 24th December 2015.

Giving Tree Helps Local Children at Christmas

The Giving Tree, a cross-community initiative run by Belfast Central Mission (BCM) and the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) will again be in Marks and Spencer in Donegall Place this Christmas from Monday 30 November to Saturday 12 December.

BCM Christmas Appeal 2015

Please note that you can leave off your donations to BCM's HQ building in Glengall Street Belfast between 8.30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

As one seasonal element of our community work in BCM we provide and coordinate the distribution of presents for children as well as food parcels for families, older people and vulnerable young parents.  Most of these items are donated by individuals, schools, churches and staff in local businesses. 

105 Years Young!

Kirk House resident Mrs Sadie Norris celebrated her 105th birthday at the weekend with her friends, family and neighbours.  Sadie and her twin sister May Porter were born in Belfast in 1910 when King Edward VII was on the throne and the Titanic had yet to be launched.  Sadie has lived all her life in Northern Ireland and was Manageress in Thompsons shop on the Cregagh Road before getting married to Robert in July 1946.

Interplay Event at Grosvenor House - Finding the Sacred in the Ordinary

What do we notice in our daily life? How do we use information? What do we do with what we know?

Join us on Saturday 3rd October for this workshop led by Jenny and Peter Batten using Interplay forms of movement, story, voice and stillness to explore creative potential.

Volunteering opportunities

BCM is looking for keen volunteers with a knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to dedicate 2 hours of their time on Thursday nights to help run a youth group for 11-14 year old with ASD, where we provide a supportive environment for young adolescents with ASD to develop their self-esteem, interpersonal skills & social opportunities through group work, role plays, games, activities and outings.

Reminiscence Project Exhibition at Kirk House

Thank you all for joining us and making that day special. The updated total raised is £390.70! All the money will go towards Kirk House Garden Fund.

A special thank you to Sammy Gordon and Susan for working so hard to hold this exhibition. Many thanks to all the staff at Kirk House for helpipng out on the day. 
The photos below represent the uniqueness of the memorabilia, posters and photos displayed.