BCM recognises that all our staff , volunteers and our congregation, have the potential to encounter someone living with dementia, and it is important that we have confidence that we are all able to reflect an awareness of dementia both in and outside of work, home and church.
We're proud to confirm that 279 people have been trained as Dementia Friends by BCM since 2016 including our staff, congregation, residents of BCM Kirk House and their relatives, local school children, firemen and churches etc.
We would like to say a big thank you to Pizza Jazz NI for your hospitality and for hosting a wonderful outing for our young people from Supported Housing Project in Belfast. The young people really enjoyed the night and the staff made us feel very welcome and they couldn’t do enough for us.
BCM Kirk House has been taking part in a pilot 'Connecting Care Homes' Project. The residents and young people from local schools and youth clubs were brought together by Linking Generations Northern Ireland, who are now competing for £50,000 of National Lottery Funding to make the project spread across Northern Ireland. The project connects care homes to their local community through bringing local schools and youth groups together with residents of the care home to complete a range of projects and activities, from arts, fashion, music, crafts and reminiscence.
Twenty-one residents of Kirk House joined the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston for tea on Monday 13th March. They also enjoyed a tour of the City Hall. A great day was had by all. Thank you.
We would like to say thank you to "The Belfast Cathedral Sitout" for a generous grant award, which was presented to Liam from BCM's Parent's Support Project in Ards at The Good Samaritans' Service on Sunday 5th February.
We would also like to thank the members of the public who kindly supported the 2016 Cathedral Sitout and enabled the grant awards to be made to so many organisations.