TOP HOUSING COUNCIL ACCOLADES FOR CLANMIL
31 March 2017
Clanmil Housing Group has scooped two top accolades at annual awards organised by the Northern Ireland Housing Council, a statutory body set up to advise on housing policy in Northern Ireland.
Cllr John Finlay, Chairman of the Housing Council presents the Norman Caper award to Clanmil Housing’s Ken Luke in recognition of excellence in customer service
Ken Luke, Scheme Co-ordinator at Clanmil Housing’s Harmony Court independent living scheme for older people in North Belfast, received the Norman Capper Memorial Award for excellence in customer relations, recognising his commitment to providing a professional, high quality service to tenants.
In addition, Clanmil’s Dunville housing development in Holywood took first place in the Councillor Jim Speers Special Award which is presented each year to the best housing association scheme constructed within the past three years.
The 31 family homes and 6 apartments for active older people at Dunville Park, Dunville Link, West Link and Abbey Road in Holywood were completed in 2015 replacing Housing Executive flats which were previously located on the West Green site. Facilities at the £3.8million housing scheme include a ball game area and outdoor gym for sports enthusiasts.
Greg Woods, Clanmil Housing’s Architectural Advisor and Louise Green of Redburn and Loughview Community Forum collect the award from Cllr Jim Speers
Clare McCarty, Clanmil Housing’s Group Chief Executive, said;
“We are delighted by this recognition for our homes at Dunville and for Ken.
“Ken has only been with us for a year but he has already made quite an impression. His enthusiasm for his work is clear in all that he does and he works tirelessly to ensure that people living at Harmony Court get the best possible service. He goes way beyond what’s expected of a Scheme Co-ordinator and has a truly inspiring sense of passion for his job.”
“We are committed to providing high quality homes that are affordable for our tenants to live in and the homes at Dunville have been designed and built to very high environmental standards. High levels of insulation and particularly efficient central heating systems make them more energy efficient than standard houses and considerably cheaper for our tenants to run.”
The Housing Council Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of people and organisations that have excelled in delivering high quality homes and services and were presented at a special ceremony at Crumlin Road Gaol.