Supporting those who need it most

December 2017

December 2017

BCM Housing Support for Older People, Belfast Project is proud to take part in a pilot project of the West Belfast Partnership Board- Winter Support for Older People in West Belfast to trigger emergency support by volunteers for those older people who would be left with no support. The project was launched last week.

Congratulations to our volunteers who were nominated for the Age Friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Recognition Award 2017. The celebration took place on Tuesday in City Hall and all the nominees really enjoyed it. Thank you for all your hard work at the Wednesday Lunch Club and ENGAGES ALL Inter-generational Programme and Volunteer Forum.


We would like to share a couple of photographs taken during the Wednesday Lunch Club's Christmas Dinner last week.

The guests of the Lunch Club were also interviewed that day and the footage was used in the Nolan Show on BBC One NI. If you missed the programme you can watch it here.

We would also like to thank our lovely volunteers who help at the Lunch Club every week.

Thank you.

Here's a really inspiring story. A group of young People from BCM Housing Support and Parents' Support, Dungannon were so grateful for all the support they have received that they decided to give something back to the community. Having had their own lives turned around they headed to Belfast on Wednesday armed with packs that included gloves, hats, fleece, water bottles etc.

To mark the end of their 150th anniversary year, Belfast based Neill's Flour teamed up with Patton’s Bakery, celebrity chef Jenny Bristow and students from the Belfast Metropolitan College to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest scone. They also decided to do a good deed and share this delicious scone with some local organisations including BCM.