Welfare Advice 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 and operate a flexible service which includes a drop- in, appointments and home visits both in-house and at outreach centres. Our service is free, non judgemental, confidential and delivered in a friendly environment.
BCDA/TCFL Social Health and Wellbeing
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.
The service delivers talking therapy sessions, either counselling or life-coaching. Clients are 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. The services we offer are often a first step for people to get their lives back on track by starting to move forward and work towards personal goals.
The Keeping Connected service started during the first Covid-19 lockdown, providing information, support, shopping or prescription collections, and friendly chats to vulnerable and isolated people.
Since then, the BCDA Keeping Connected Team has provided befriending services, senior well-being packs, meal delivery, cook-at-home packs, food & fuel vouchers and Keep Warmer packs to families and vulnerable people across Ballynafeigh.