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NIFHA members celebrate prestigious awards

Published on: 14 March, 2016


A number of NIFHA members have been recognised for their contributions to local communities at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Winners of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Housing Awards 2016 were announced at Belfast City Hall. The awards aim to showcase excellence and recognise the people who make a real difference in communities across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Nicola McCrudden, CIH director for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland said: “These awards exhibit the excellent work being done by organisations and individuals to support people in housing need in our communities. This year the standard was extremely high and we have been impressed by the innovation shown by the housing industry in what is very challenging times. I am confident that the achievements of the winners and finalists will inspire others to deliver the best possible services for tenants and communities.”

Congratulating the winners Social Development Lord Morrow MLA said: “These awards recognise the broader role that housing plays in building and sustaining communities, and celebrate the fantastic work being carried out by housing professionals across Northern Ireland. My congratulations to all the award winners, you have all made a significant contribution to improving the lives of our social housing tenants.”



Working together award jointly sponsored by Irish Council for Social Housing and Supporting Communities
Winner: Apex Housing – Rossorry House


Supporting Communities – PACT inter-agency partnership

Túath – Clare Village


More than bricks and mortar award sponsored by Helm Housing
Winner: Housing Executive – oil buying scheme


Supporting Communities NI – South and East Belfast HCN tenant scrutiny panel

Supporting Communities NI

NIHE oil


Excellence in developing skills and capacity award
Winner: Fold Housing – Fold skills and capacity training programme


Helm Housing – dementia friendly

Helm Housing – leadership and management programme


Excellence in customer service award sponsored by Sunbeam House Services
Winner: TDS Northern Ireland – tenancy deposit scheme


Helm Housing – customer satisfaction survey

Triangle – Choice Checkers


Promoting integration award sponsored by Clanmil Housing
Winner: Choice Housing – Root Soup


EBM – Going Green

Fold Housng – Global Crescent

Choice Root Soup


Sustainable development award sponsored by Lagan Group
Winner: Choice Housing – Killynure Green Carryduff


Clanmil Housing – Valhalla independent living

Fold Housing – Village regeneration



Housing hero sponsored by Habinteg
Winner: Cecil Lemon – Highfield Residents’ Society


Caoimhe McEleney – Housing Rights

John Nash – Habinteg Tenant


Raising standards in the private rented sector sponsored by TDS Northern Ireland
Winner: Rea Estate Agents – A blueprint for the future PRS


Best housing story sponsored by Saliis
Winner: Apex Housing – Ardavon


Clanmil Housing – money advice service

Clúid – Pound Lane Ennis

Apex Ardavon


Special recognition award
Winner: Túath Housing – Clare Village


Chairman’s award
Winner: Helm Housing – dementia friendly

Helm dementia


CIH undergraduate student of the year
Winner: Bronagh Delargy


Postgraduate of the year
Winner: Laura Moore


Young professional of the year sponsored by the Housing Executive
Winner: Fearghal Burke – Fold Housing


Andrew Brent – Fold Housing

Katie Lightowler – Helm Housing


CIH professional of the year
Winner: Laura O’Dowd – Supporting Communities

Prof of the year Laura O Dowd

To view all of the photos from the event, click here


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