ICSH News

Industrial Dispute in Department of Environment Affecting Social Housing Programme

Industrial Dispute in Department of Environment Affecting Social Housing Programme - Housing Charity Calls for Urgent Resolution

The Irish Council for Social Housing, the national social housing federation, has called for an end to the industrial dispute within the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government which is currently delaying the commencement of social housing projects for vulnerable groups in the Midwest and South East.

Joint statement from North and South social housing bodies

‘North and South social housing bodies make joint call on Governments to continue investment in social housing in the recession’

The respective trade bodies for housing associations in Northern Ireland and the Republic met this week in Dublin and today called on their respective Governments on both sides of Border to ‘not to overlook the housing needs of the most vulnerable in the current recession’

Housing Federation urges spending on social housing that provides ‘economic and social return on investment’

Housing Federation urges spending on social housing that provides ‘economic and social return on investment’

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) is advocating that “we should prioritise investments that offer an ‘economic and social return’ and social housing is a prime example of that”, said ICSH Executive Director Donal McManus. “For every 1,000 units built we can sustain over 1000 jobs in construction activity which provides an economic return to the exchequer, savings on welfare payments as well as preventing a housing crisis”.

2009 Community Housing Awards Launched

‘2009 social housing ‘OSCARS’ launched by housing federation to recognise excellence in building sustainable communities’

The third Biennial Community Housing awards organised by the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH), the national social housing federation- has been launched today (26th March).

for local authorities and housing associations who have completed new social housing projects between 2007 and 2009 and are now fully occupied.

Challenging Budget for Housing Providers

Social Housing Allocation Down 1.7%: Challenging Budget for Housing Providers

The allocation for social housing in Budget 2009 is down 1.7% on last year. Responding to this announcement, Donal McManus, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) recognises “the new economic reality in which we must operate and the necessity for social housing providers to produce more housing with less money”.

Care Needs of Older People Living in Sheltered Housing

‘Government accused of abandoning care needs of older people living in sheltered housing’ claims umbrella housing body.

The Irish council for Social Housing (ICSH) the national representative body for voluntary housing associations, has claimed in its’ mid year statement on progress on sheltered housing that the health care needs of older people living in sheltered housing are being overlooked.

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