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Clanmil Chief Named Housing Professional of the Year

03 March 2017

Clanmil Housing’s Group Chief Executive Clare McCarty has been named Housing Professional of the Year at this year’s prestigious Chartered Institute of Housing Awards.


Clanmil Chief Executive, Clare McCarty as she picked up the prize for “Professional of the Year” at the CIHNI awards 2017

The awards, which were announced on Friday 24 February at Titanic Belfast, recognise the outstanding contribution to local communities of people working in housing and homelessness across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

As winner of the Housing Professional of the Year category Clare will go through to represent Northern Ireland at the national Housing Heroes Awards, which will take place in June at Housing 2017 – CIH’s annual conference and exhibition in Manchester.


Gerard Rosato, Colette Moore, Lisa Wilson and Tim O’Malley from Clanmil Housing, with Lynn Carvill from WomensTec as they collected the commendation prize for SPEC


Clanmil also scooped the highly commended position in the Promoting Integration category for their Felden development in Newtownabbey for their work in promoting a Shared Future neighbourhood at the housing scheme, and also in the More than Bricks and Mortar category for the Association’s Supporting People: Empowering Communities skills training programme which it delivers in partnership with Women’sTec.

Also recognised on the night was Clanmil Housing Officer, Michaela McCusker who was highly commended in the Young Professional of the Year category.


Housing Officer Michaela McCusker (right) who picked up the commendation prize in the “Young Professional of the Year” category with Housing Officer Lisa Wilson (left), who also picked up the commendation prize in the “Promoting Integration” category, on behalf of Felden, Newtownabbey at the CIH Housing Awards 2017

Nicola McCrudden, CIH director for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, said: “These awards showcase the excellent work being done to support people with housing needs in our communities. The past year has not been without its challenges and it is more important than ever to celebrate the contribution of the housing and homelessness sectors to society.

“As always the standard was incredibly high but the judges were particularly struck this year by some of the great work being done.”


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