[WINNER] Belmullet Project Shortlisted for the Irish Council for Social Housing // Community Housing

Na Fraoch (The Heathers), Logmore, Belmullet, Co. Mayo has been shortlisted for the Irish Council for Social Housing // Community Housing awards. The result will be announced at Clayton White’s hotel in Wexford on Wednesday 10th October 2019.



Update (22/10/2019): We’re delighted that the housing scheme in Belmullet with IWA & Mayo County Council won the Allianz & Irish Council for Social Housing Community Housing Award 2019. ”Recognising excellence in Design, management, Community Development & Sustainability.”



Sustainability

Central Location in Belmullet allows:

  • Access to local services

  • Work opportunities

  • Social and educational opportunities

  • Reduced social isolation

  • An accessible home reduces dependency on others, including family members

  • A3 Energy rating ensures lower energy costs and increases disposable income

  • Block built houses using local labour and materials

  • Recycling and refuse collection with composting facility in operation

  • Tenants participate in gardening projects in Resource Centre where water harvesting and wild flower gardens are in operation

  • Solar PV panels linked to IWA Resource Centre. Future potential to expand installation for housing

  • IWA will promote Na Froach as a model for best practice in housing for people with physical disabilities


Assistive Technology

The Assistive Technology used in the scheme reduces dependency on others for assistance, including informal and formal supports

  • Remote Control:

  • Activates light switches and sockets

  • Open and Close internal and external doors

  • Operate Windows, Curtains and Blinds

  • Electric Height Adjustable Kitchen Worktop

  • Adjustable to suit individual wheelchair user

  • Ambulant Users

  • Automated Wardrobe Rail

  • Electrically Operated

  • Remote Control



More info on the Irish Council for Social Housing website.