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at Kirk House

Upcoming Dementia Friends Training

Dementia Friends Training Belfast

Kirk House will be holding Dementia Friends Training sessions

for all carers and friends of those who live with Dementia


 Tuesday 27th June 7pm-9pm


Wednesday 28th June 3pm-5pm

If you would like to attend, please contact Shelagh McCaughan on 02890797910 / 07771360779


From Shelagh: “I am a volunteer with Belfast Central Mission (BCM), the organisation which runs Kirk House on the Kings Road. My mum is a resident of 'Memory Lane' and feels happy, safe and loved and that is the reason I chose to volunteer for them. The majority of the residents do not have dementia; indeed, there is a very active Residents' Forum who want to ensure that Kirk House is part of the local community.

I am helping the Residents' Forum and the Manager of Kirk House, Andrea Selby, to pursue their goal of creating an age-friendly community in the local area. Because of my mum, my hope is to ensure that at least some of the members of the community also undertake dementia awareness training. I have been trained by the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver their workshop which helps those who attend to become ‘Dementia Friends’.”