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.
Congratulations to everyone at Kirk House as it has just been awarded a 'Top 20 Recommended Care Home 2017'.
The carehome.co.uk Top 20 Care Home Awards 2017 highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK. The awards are based on over 40,000 reviews from residents and friends/families of residents. All the 2017 Award Winners can be seen on the following link:
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.