Respond Housing Association held an event in Athy, Kildare recently as part of the charity’s 30th anniversary celebrations this year. The charity is marking this milestone with a variety of events across the country including community events, estate openings and the launches of major policy initiatives. Over 80 residents gathered for a family fun day in Ardrew Meadows housing estate in Athy. This integrated estate was the recent recipient of an Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) National Community Housing Award for excellence in design, management, community development and sustainability. Respond’s programme of events for the rest of 2012 will culminate in two major national conferences on housing and mental health in Dublin (September) and Cork (October).