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Ballynafeigh Cultural Day 2022

On Sunday 2nd October Ballynafeigh Community Development Association hosted a Cultural Day – aiming to highlight and celebrate the many different nationalities and cultures represented in the Ballynafeigh area and across Belfast. We enjoyed an afternoon of music, dancing, henna, origami, lantern making, as well as lots of delicious food and good craic, from cultures such as China, Japan, India …

Hiring: Advice Worker

BCDA, as Lead Partner of South Belfast Advice Consortium, is seeking to engage a committed and dynamic person to support our very diverse communities in South Belfast.  This is a generalist advice position and sits at the core of BCDA’s long standing commitment to both developing and delivering Advice Services in South Belfast. The role is complex and challenging, requiring …

New Mailbox Service

BCDA is introducing a mailbox service whereby customers pay to use our address for the delivery of their mail! The mailbox service is for anyone wishing to have an official postal address from which they can collect mail received. Mail can be collected Mon-Wed 9.15am-5pm, Thu 9.15am-8pm, Fri 9.15am-2pm from our Reception-desk. A trial month is available for £20 and …

New Opening Hours

August 2022 marked one full year of Ballynafeigh Community House opening its doors following over a year of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic and the various lockdowns. Thanks to our staff, volunteers and the Ballynafeigh community we were able to reopen our doors and begin providing face-to-face services one year ago. As we move into the Autumn, we want …

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 …