General Questions

Some questions everyone has about Copelands

Copelands is a 60-bed, state-of-the-art facility designed to support those in need of high-quality care, including those living with dementia.  Copelands provides practice-leading care in Northern Ireland encompassing everything needed to create a genuine home from home where people can enjoy fulfilling and spontaneous lives.

Owned and managed by Belfast Central Mission (BCM), all the features are designed to evoke feelings of safety and belonging, particularly important for people on their journey with dementia.

Copelands is situated between Millisle and Donaghadee on the beautiful County Down coast.  It has stunning sea views to the front and looks across soft rolling countryside to the rear.

The building has been designed to provide key features of the ‘Household Model of Care’ which was first established in America. The residents are further supported by a bespoke care model influenced by the Household Model which has already been developed by BCM’s award-winning residential care team at Kirk House.

Questions about Living at Copelands

Answers to some of the questions we are asked by prospective residents or carers

Anyone over 65 years of age who requires residential and/or residential dementia care, and who meets Copelands’ criteria for admission.

Copelands comprises of six households, each with 10 residents. All rooms are spacious with full ensuite wet rooms and each has its own window enjoying views of the Irish Sea or across the rolling drumlin countryside. Each household has its own front door, kitchen and living area as well as access to a communal outdoor area, so that it evokes memories of ‘home’ for someone who is starting to suffer from the stress of memory loss and diminished cognitive ability.  Pebbles is a communal café-style area which provides a comfortable place where residents can meet with each other, their family or friends. Sea Breeze Spa (including a hair salon), an arts and crafts room, cinema and events space, and dedicated worship or reflection space are also available for the residents.

Yes, there is a weekly activities programme to fully utilise the communal indoor and outdoor spaces which include a rooftop garden. There are also regular events to which family members, friends and the local community can be invited. Our aim is to ensure that Copelands becomes very much a part of the local community.

Costs can vary and will depend on personal circumstances. If you wish to discuss the fees, please contact us, or liaise with your care manager or social worker.

You can register your interest by completing an online form here or by emailing copelands@belfastcentralmission.org to arrange a show-round.  You will be contacted by a member of the team and an assessment of the potential resident’s needs will be carried out at that stage.

Questions about Working or Volunteering

Some questions everyone has about Copelands

Jobs will be advertised in the local press, job centres and via our website and social media.

Volunteering opportunities will be shown on our website. Or, if you have an idea of how you could help, you can contact our Community Services Manager at jsewell@belfastcentralmission.org


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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