Respond! Johns College win a prestigious ICSH Community Housing Awards 2017.

Respond! Johns College Waterford wins the ICSH Award for the category ‘Housing for Older People’ at the prestigious Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) Community Housing Awards 2017.

20170927_230213These awards showcase the best in housing for older people, homeless projects, housing for people with disabilities, housing for families, regeneration, collaboration initiatives, community integration and housing management. Twenty five housing schemes were shortlisted under these seven categories. Nine awards were given in total.

Respond! were shortlisted for two.

  1. Johns College has been shortlisted for Housing for Older People video here
  2. The Family Hub, High Park, Homeless Projects video here

Well done to the many people, for all the hard work and dedication, for bringing this and all our projects to life.

ICSH-CHAAwards2017RespondHousing270917The ICSH Community Housing Awards, sponsored by Allianz, is a biennial competition that celebrates excellence within the social housing sector, showcasing housing quality, innovation and partnership. The awards serve to demonstrate that good housing is the cornerstone to building diverse, sustainable and inclusive communities.

20170927_233107Dr Donal McManus, Chief Executive of the ICSH said that against the backdrop of acute housing need and increasing homelessness, the 2017 awards help shine a light on the exceptional work that is ongoing throughout the country.

“These projects Awarded are very much local responses to local housing need and they reflect the diversity and innovative work of housing associations, housing cooperatives and local authorities across the country. The entries and winners for the 2017 Biennial Community Housing awards are some of the highest quality since the awards began in 2003. And the spread of entries and shortlisted projects from new builds to regeneration and the re-use of vacant properties are a strong signal of what can be achieved for people in need of social housing”.

IMG_4373The category winners were announced and presented with their awards at the ICSH National Social Housing Conference on 27th September 2017 in the Limerick Strand Hotel.

Links to presentations which took place at the conference can be found here

Posted: Sept 2017