HEROS Week 2022

The week of the 8-12th August saw the 15th year of the HEROS cross-community hockey programme, with young people from Ballynafeigh coming together with kids from across Belfast, Lisburn, Holywood, Swords, Finglas and Kinloss for a week long programme of hockey and other teambuilding experiences! The young people took part in ice-hockey sessions, as well as African drumming, outdoor activities, …

BCDA Annual Christmas Appeal

Each year BCDA staff and volunteers organise an annual Christmas Appeal to help those at need in our community at this special time. We organise a hamper appeal for local people in need, a Christmas raffle and host our annual Christmas Drop in, where we invite the public into our centre to see the work we do and share conversation and spread …

Belfast City Council Small Grants

Each year we receive grants from Belfast City Council which allow us to run a number of worthwhile diverse projects. These include our Love Where We Live Project — which celebrates the positive aspects of living in Ballynafeigh and promotes community spirit and neighbourhood development by encouraging residents to come together to join in recreational and learning activities, our annual Summer Scheme which runs …

Talking Therapies

The service delivers talking therapy sessions, with clients referred to the service by their GP via the Mental Health Hub. Each client receives up to 6 one on one face-to-face or online sessions with a fully qualified Life Coach or a Psychological Talking Therapist, as appropriate. Clients who avail of talking therapies at BCDA typically suffer from depression, anxiety, low mood and low motivation. Talking …

Men’s Shed

Ballynafeigh Men’s Shed project is a partnership project between BCDA and Belfast City Council for men over the age of 50 years. It is held in Ormeau Bowling Pavilion on Tuesday Thursday and Friday from 11am-1pm Activities include Cookery Skills, Gardening, Music and Reminiscence, Arts Workshop, Table tennis workshop, and occasional trips.

Seniors Engagement Programme

During the year we received a much needed grant from the Ormeau Credit Union which enabled us to carry on working with this age group of residents. The group comprised of 35 seniors aged between 52 and 95 years. During the renovation of the building the group met on a Thursday afternoon in the Ormeau bowling pavilion. Activities for this ever increasing …

BCDA/TCFL Social Health and Well-Being

This is a partnership programme with Taughmonagh Community Forum Limited (TCFL) funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA). We deliver a targeted Health and Social Wellbeing programme across the lifecycle comprising sports/physical activity, intergenerational relationship building, drug awareness, and personal development e.g. counselling.

Welfare Rights Team

The Advice Services at Ballynafeigh Community House is a part of an Advice Consortium covering all of South Belfast. BCDA provides a generalist Advice and Guidance Service to a wide range of people i.e. elderly, unemployed, single parents, people with learning, disabled etc. We specialise in Welfare benefits and take a holistic approach to people’s needs i.e. advice on Warm Home schemes, occupational …