The Irish Council for Social Housing, as the national representative federation for voluntary housing associations, has been aware of the high standard of new social housing developments and their contribution to community life for many years. Established in 2003, the biennial ICSH Community Housing Awards are intended to encourage and acknowledge excellence in the provision of these community social housing schemes. The aim of the Awards is to promote high quality design and link community development and housing management to the built environment.
The 2009 Irish Council for Social Housing Biennial Social Housing Conference took place 15th - 17th September 2009 in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
A review of the conference including details of events, speakers, awards and outcomes can be downloaded here.
The Irish Council for Social Housing recently announced the winner of the ICSH Board Member Award 2009 as Dan Rogan, Chairperson, Monaghan Branch of Parents and Friends of Persons with an Intellectual Disability, Co.Monaghan.
Initiated in 2003, the awards showcase the range of high quality social housing projects that have been developed buy housing associations and local authorities in recent years which have contributed significantly to creating more stable and sustainable communities.
The joint winners of the 2007 Community Housing Award are Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in partnership with Crosscare for their development at Bentley House and Waterford City Council for their housing scheme at Mount Sion Crescent.
The 2007 ICSH biennial national social housing conference took place in Whites Hotel, Wexford Town from the 25th-27th of September. Over 300 delegates attended the conference which focused on how social housing can provide housing options right throughout peoples’ lives. Issues such apartment living in social housing, how to integrate sustainable energy initiatives, promoting neighbourhood management and delivering housing options for older people and people with disabilities were explored.
Conference papers can now be downloaded as follows:
The ICSH Board Member Award was launched in 2007 in recognition of the outstanding voluntary work of our members on the governing bodies of housing associations throughout Ireland.