Supporting those who need it most



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.

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.

Health and Social Care Board and the Public Health Agency have worked together to create the second edition of the Stay Well This Winter e-zine.

Please take a moment to read the e-zine and share it with older people or professionals you know.

Thank you