Hanna Street Residential and Respite facility celebrates 30th Birthday


Hanna Street Residential and Respite facility celebrated its 30th birthday in style with a Gala day for residents, family, friends, and neighbours.

The Gala day took place on Saturday 25th May.


It was a fun day for young and old with lots of entertainment, including music acts, dancers, face painting and balloon making.  One of the highlights was a special visit from Belfast’s Lord Mayor Alderman Gavin Robinson (DUP).

Hanna Street is a residential and respite facility located just off York Street, North Belfast, providing care and accommodation for people with severe learning disabilities, such as Down syndrome and autism. It also provides respite care for families who are primary carers for family members who have severe learning difficulties.

The home is funded primarily by the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust however, a number of years ago some family and friends of the residents formed a committee to try and raise a little extra money. The friends and family of the residents committee organised this special Gala Day to mark the occasion.

Barbara McGarrity, Hanna Street said,

“The day was a great success, enjoyed by all attending. We were delighted that the Lord Mayor celebrated the occasion with the staff and service users of Hanna Street both past and present. We would like to thank the friends and family of the services users for all their help and support over the past 30 years.”

Photograph courtesy of North Belfast News.