To Ballynafeigh Community Development Association
Ballynafeigh Community Development Association
283 Ormeau Road Belfast BT7 3GG
Contact : 028 90 491161
Monday: 9.30am- 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9.30am- 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9.30am- 5:00pm
Friday: 9:30am- 2:00pm
Our vision is of a vibrant neighbourhood with a generous spirit supported by a dynamic community association which acts as a catalyst for change and development
Community Development Ethos
BCDA'S work is guided by our community development ethos which strives to be enabling, empowering, supportive and outward looking by:
*Enabling by sharing knowledge and skills to enable people and groups to articulate their needs and to stimulate action to address them;
*Empowering by advancing the needs and solutions that people have identified for themselves, irrespective of whether the solution is being sought through self-help or statutory means;
*Supportive by promoting teamwork and shared responsibility as well as encouraging individual creativity and personal effectivenss;
*Outward-looking by encouraging an open and progressive outlook on life communities and cultures and endeavouring to share our approach and develop links with other organisations in Norther Ireland and elsewhere.
Ballynafeigh Community Development Association, BCDA, is based in ballynafeigh Community House, a large building on the Ormeau Road facing the Ormeau Park which has its mains entrance in Candahar Street.
Ballynafeigh Community Development Association has been running for 40 years and is a multi- purpose resource centre which works to support the Ballynafeigh neighbourhood. Ballynafeigh is one of the longest surving shared neighbourhoods in Belfast comprising of people from different social, religious and ethnic backgrounds. BCDA acts as an advocate for shared communitites by working with local people, groups and neighbouring communities to overcome suspicion and sectarianism, to promote mutual understanding, cooperation and where appropriate a partnership approach to joint action on areas of common concern. Our activities inclue legal and welfare advice, social health and well-being, providing Crèche and Afterschool's clubs, Womens over sixties programme(TOWN).
Should you wish for further information about any of the above, contact either Katie Hanlon or Gerry Tubritt or ask at Reception on (02890) 491161.
BCDA'S Core Values are-
* Commitment to the people and communities we work with;
*Acceptance and celebration of difference;
*Honesty and intergrity in our work and practice;
*Independance of thought and action