Supporting those who need it most



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


Yesterday (15 November 2017) saw the launch of the 18th year of the ‘Giving Tree’, a cross-community initiative run by Belfast Central Mission (BCM) and the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) to help local children in need have a happier Christmas.

Since BCM was founded in 1889 the Christmas programme has continued to be a significant event each year. In spite of the passing of time the programme is still very much needed with people depending on food
and toy donations to ease the financial pressures that exist at this time of the year.

Kirk House Care Home and Ulster University’s Northern Ireland Connected Health Innovation Centre (NI-CHIC) have been working together to explore Age Friendly Innovation as part of an Invest NI funded research project. The project seeks to improve care for residents using innovative technology in a care setting.