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.

ICSH and BHP Insurance's Presentation to Cross Kilbaha Housing Association

Non-profit housing associations working in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary North will meet on Monday 23rd June in the Clarion Hotel, Limerick City at 7.00pm to discuss key issues relating to the sector.

At this meeting, Cross Kilbaha Community Housing Association board members will be presented with a cheque from BHP Insurances representing one year’s insurance cover as they are the 150th ICSH member to join the Group Insurance Scheme.

Call for More Support for Sheltered Housing in the West

Meeting hears ‘call for more support for sheltered housing in the West’.

At the Western Meeting of voluntary housing organisations in Breaffy House Hotel Mayo, Thursday 19th June, 2008, the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH), the national federation of voluntary housing associations has called on more resources by the Government to be provided to support the care costs in sheltered housing projects in the Western Counties of Mayo, Galway, Roscommon and Sligo.