Care at Copelands

Introduction to our model of care

Offering 24-hour dementia and residential care, Copelands promotes a person-centred approach, influenced by a ‘household’ model.

Contemporary & Luxurious

Copelands has been constructed to the highest standards in dementia-friendly design, while domestic in feel and scale.

Primary Focus

Copelands replaces the traditional care home structure with “households” of ten residents, each having their own front door.

Household Amenities

Each household has its own lounge area and kitchenette, allowing for socialising while enjoying the views or gardens.

Rooms with a View

With a maximum capacity of only 60 residents, each will enjoy views across the rolling drumlin countryside or the Irish Sea.

Bedroom facilities

Each bedroom has an individually controlled thermostat, fully accessible en suite wet room and comes fully furnished.


Residents are encouraged to personalise their room with a special chair, family photos, favourite ornaments, or pictures.


Residential Care

Residential care is a great option for those who wish to retain their independence but may require some level of support.

Copelands offers luxurious accommodation where residents can live independently, but with the reassurance that assistance is on-site at all times, should they require it.

Our communal spaces offer residents the opportunity to mix socially with other residents, should they choose to do so.  Whether it’s a cuppa at Pebbles Café, developing a new skill in the Hobbies Room or settling down with a good book or a game of chess in one of the quiet spaces.


Dementia Care

BCM has a proven track record of excellence in dementia care, both at the award-winning Kirk House, and through the community-based housing support it provides to older people across Greater Belfast, Armagh, Newry, Craigavon and into Tyrone.

‘Windmill Lane’ and ‘Lighthouse Mews’ are the residential-dementia households at Copelands and they follow the tried and tested approach at Kirk House – BCM’s Housing with Care in east Belfast – which has been a success for its residents, their families and the staff.


Both dementia households at Copelands have been adapted to support research-based approaches for those living with dementia, as utilised at ‘Memory Lane’ in Kirk House using the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Design Centre (DSDC) Design Audit Tool, which incorporates current research.

The staff team for Copelands will all complete the DSDC ‘Best Practice in Dementia Care’ development programme. This is a significant course of study over a six-month period.

The staff are all committed to providing a true ‘home’ for the residents and the flexible approach to the day enables a true person-centred approach to be adopted.

Get In Touch With Us

Whether you are considering residential care for yourself or a loved one, or you are interested in working at Copelands, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us directly.

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