As 2014 brings in Belfast Central Mission's 125th Anniversary, Wesley Weir, our archivist has written "Through Changing Scenes" The story of the first 125 years of BCM from 1889-2014.
The book charts the vast and varied history of Belfast Central Mission from its conception in 1889, through conversion, both World Wars, socialism, the Troubles and right up to the present day with the developments being actioned by BCM at this very moment such as Copelands, Dementia & Nursing Care.
Fifty older people across Armagh and Dungannon are set to benefit from BCM's newly formed Housing Support for Older People (HSOP) project across the region.
The project, provided by BCM funded by the Housing Executive, and commissioned by the Southern Heatlh & Social Care Trust, helps older people live independently in their own homes by offering services such as practical measures to increase safety and security, emotional support and help with maintaining tenancies.
BCM held a launch event on Tuesday 4 March in the Long Gallery at Parliament Buildings, Stormont to help promote Copelands, our latest development which will specialise in Dementia & Nursing Care.
BCM staff worked hard to bring this event to life sending out numerous invitations to MLAs, councillors, BCM supporters, those who work with people living with dementia, representatives from the voluntary sector and the Methodist Church.
BCM held a successful Community Consultation event last week in Millisle to let local residents give feedback on the plans for Copelands, our exciting proposed Dementia & Nursing Care development. The room at Millisle Youth Forum was buzzing as the development team explained how the designs for the building will allow residents to live as independently as possible in a safe. enclosed environment. Residents were joined by local politicians including JIm Shannon MP and North Down MLA Peter Weir.