What Is Copelands?

Copelands is BCM’s flagship project, providing market leading care for N. IrelandIt will encompass everything needed to create a genuine home from home where people can enjoy fulfilling and spontaneous lives. Our aim is to provide the best possible care to frail older people, including those living with dementia. 

Due to open early 2020, the home will comprise of six households, each with 10 residents. Each household will have its own front door, kitchen and living area as well as access to a communal outdoor area, so that it will evoke memories of ‘home’ for someone who is starting to suffer from the stress of memory loss and diminished cognitive ability.  

The home has been designed with the differing cognitive, social and physical abilities of the residents in mind. We'll be promoting the use of familiar and recognizable surroundings and activities to stimulate residents’ deepest and earliest memories.  Visual clues throughout the design help residents with recollection to avoid confusion and increased anxiety. Additionally, it creates opportunities for staff and residents to interact more easily in activities of daily living.

  • A new, bespoke care model “BUTTONS”, already developed and piloted by BCM’s award-winning residential care team at Kirk House
  • Person-centred care and choice for residents
  • Dementia Gold standard design
  • Exemplar building with spacious rooms and extensive communal space
  • Beautiful coastal setting providing therapeutic environment for residents