27 May 2022

All-Ireland Housing Awards 2022 winners announced

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) All-Ireland Housing Awards recognise the creativity, passion and innovation of housing organisations and individuals across the sector in the region. This year’s awards, sponsored by Circle VHA, received entries across 15 categories, including young housing professional of the year, excellence in housing innovation and the more than bricks and mortar category.

2022 All-Ireland award categories and winners are:
Best housing development

Tooting Meadow, Scarlet Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth – North & East Housing Association CLG

Partner organisation: Louth County Council

Best housing story – sponsored by Housing Executive

Killarney Court and Dezi Jay M – Clann Housing

Excellence in communications – sponsored by Resource

‘Lonely lockdowns animation: children living with domestic abuse during COVID-19' – Belfast and Lisburn Women's Aid

Excellence in customer service – sponsored by Apex

Choice Services Ltd repair appointment process – Choice Services Ltd
Partner organisation: Choice Housing

Excellence in health and wellbeing – sponsored by Velux

Health, wellbeing and homelessness – Simon Community NI

Excellence in PRS – sponsored by Department for Communities

Smartmove housing – First Housing Aid and Support Services

Excellence in housing innovation – sponsored by The Housing Agency

“Safe homes, happy homes” – innovative tech solutions for safe services – Grove Community Housing Association

More than bricks and mortar – sponsored by North & East Housing Association

A greener environment and stronger community in Creggan – Apex Housing Association 

Partner organisation: Bogside and Brandywell Initiative

Promoting shared communities – sponsored by Radius

Lia Bhrega Estate, Co Drogheda - Foscadh Housing Association

Housing team of the year – sponsored by Co ownership

Mimosa Court Derry site team – EHA Group

Working in partnership

Cost rental pilot project: Enniskerry Road – Tuath Housing
Partner organisation: Respond Housing and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Organisation of the year – sponsored by Aico

The Radius way - Radius Housing

Housing hero – sponsored by Clanmil Housing

Margaret (Peggy) Roche – Clann Housing

Young professional of the year

Seamus Watters – Tuath Housing

All shortlisted entries for the All-Ireland Housing Awards have been included in our 2022 Good Practice Compendium. A core learning document full of inspiration, ideas, and innovation to help everyone across the sector create a future where everyone has a place to call home.

Commenting on the award winners, Justin Cartwright, national director of CIH Northern Ireland, said:
“The All-Ireland Housing Awards and accompanying Good Practice Compendium is one of the most important activities in the housing sector each year. It pulls together examples and case studies of how housing professionals make a difference - a difference to the tenants and communities that we serve across the region and wider public policy objectives that make a difference in all our lives.

The importance of sharing good practices has taken on an even greater significance as we continue to improve as a sector, evolving in the face of new challenges to help everyone across the sector create a future where everyone has a place to call home.

All the entries had an incredibly high standard of innovation and delivery that we should all be proud of. I would like to share my heartfelt congratulations to the winners and everyone who submitted an entry to the awards.”