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BCPP Project Examples

Healthy steps to ageing

Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership (MEAAP) is a local inter-agency-based partnership aimed at improving the lives of older people aged 60 years and over, living in the Ballymena, Larne & Carrickfergus areas.

Improving lives and connections

Men’s Shed Fermanagh is open to men aged 50+ with local members enjoying a range of activities including joinery, gardening, basket weaving and keep fit. Focusing on learning new skills, making new friends and having a bit of craic, the shed is the place to be if you live in the Devenish, Erne and Irvinestown area.

Supporting parents on physical and mental health

Down Right Brilliant is a parent led support group based in Newry working with children and young adults with Down Syndrome.

Rural Health Partnership along with Northern Pharmacies received a Level 2 BCPP grant of £10,000 from CDHN for a Menopause Matters programme. The project aims to support women to cope and manage menopause addressing issues around mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and increasing awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it.

Ballymena has a high drug and alcohol addictions problem and the Hope Centre is long established and trusted within the community to provide a wide range of support, education and help. They previously received BCPP funding for a Level 1 and a Level 2 project and used this previous experience to include family members and carers alongside their clients for this Level 2 project.

The Right Key is a not-for-profit musical performance organisation that brings positive social change for people at the margins of society. They deliver ‘singing for health’ workshops to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of disadvantaged groups. They provide a range of community activities and services in their Recovery Café in Dromore.

Pink Ladies/Pink Panthers is a cancer support group that has been running for 11 years. They offer support to anyone that has had a cancer diagnosis and also their family and friends. They provide a range of support services and activities to enable those affected to come to terms with life during and after treatment.

SEFF provides a range of services to its membership including a befriending service and educational programmes. They run the FACT (Fermanagh and Armagh Connected Together) Project which aims to reduce loneliness and isolation in people over 60 through a range of activities and interventions.

Cloughfin Community Association (CCA) is a voluntary group founded in May 1987 to address isolation in the area following the closure of Cloughfin Primary School in 1977. Their motto is ‘Live the Life you Love’ and their work includes projects relating to health, sickness and relief of poverty.

The Rural Health Partnership has 30 years of experience in working at grassroots levels in community development and health projects and has a good working knowledge of the issues for men in this local area. For their Level 2 BCPP Project, the group partnered with Pharmacist Emer Geoghegan from Northern Pharmacies, Cullyhanna who led the project.