25 Mar 2023

All-Ireland Housing Awards 2023 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 Aico HomeLINK, received entries across 15 categories, including young housing professional of the year, excellence in housing innovation and the more than bricks and mortar category.

2023 All-Ireland award categories and winners are:
Best housing development

Collier's Place, Duleek, Co. Meath - North & East Housing Association 

Excellence in communications

NIFHA Comms Forum Cost of Living Crisis Campaign - Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA)

Excellence in customer service

Expansion of Choice Services 2022 - Choice Housing

Excellence in health and wellbeing

Drugs Accommodation Support Project/ Ormeau Centre - Extern

Excellence in housing innovation

Choice Tenant Support Fund - Choice Housing

In partnership with Bryson Charitable Group, Trussell Trust, Homeless Connect

More than bricks and mortar

Empowering Tenant Engagement within Radius Housing and beyond - Raduis Housing

Promoting shared communities

Knock Knock - Radius Housing

Working in partnership

House 10, Enterprise Court - Choice Housing Ireland

In partnership with Inspire Wellbeing, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust

Net zero in housing

Improving Warmth and Wellbeing - Co-operative Housing Ireland

In partnershp with Kingdom Installation LTD

Housing organisation of the year

Driving professionalism, learning and development, and inclusion - Choice Housing

Housing team of the year

Development Team - Choice Housing

Young professional of the year

Sarah Dunphy - Clúid Housing Association

Best housing story

Churchwell Gardens Residents Association - Oaklee Housing

Housing hero

Linda Watson - Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Outstanding contribution to housing

Janet Hunter - Northern Ireland Housing Executive/Housing Rights

All shortlisted entries for the All-Ireland Housing Awards have been included in our 2023 Good Practice Compendium, sponsored by Choice Housing Ireland Limited. 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.”

Duncan Orr, Aico HomeLINK's Northern Ireland supply chain lead said:

"As a key partner of CIH, Aico HomeLINK are delighted to be supporting the All-Ireland Housing Awards. It is our privilege to work alongside the sector, creating safer homes and communities and the awards provide a great opportunity to come together, share best practice and celebrate the outstanding achievements of housing professionals across the Island of Ireland."