MINISTERS JOIN FORCES TO LAUNCH INNOVATIVE DUBLIN SOCIAL HOUSING SCHEME

MINISTERS JOIN FORCES TO LAUNCH INNOVATIVE DUBLIN SOCIAL HOUSING SCHEME
Monday 27 November 2018

CLÚID PROVIDES HOMES FOR 51 PEOPLE ON DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL HOUSING WAITING LIST

Clúid Housing officially launched its latest development this morning with the completion of 43 one and two bedroom apartments in Cabra, Dublin 7. The scheme was opened by Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD and Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD and Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál MacDonncha.

Clúid worked in partnership with a number of stakeholders to deliver this much-needed housing in an area of high demand. The project is being delivered in partnership with Dublin City Council, the Housing Finance Agency, the European Investment Bank and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

In total, 51 senior citizens received the keys to their new home today. As part of Clúid’s commitment to meeting the housing needs of all residents, Broome Lodge is specifically designed to promote independent living in an age friendly society.

SUSTAINABLE HOUSING

Clúid’s Head of Delivery, Eibhlin O’Connor commented: “We are determined to keep pace with residents’ changing needs by developing schemes like Broome Lodge. We believe in supporting senior citizens to ‘age in place’ which means enabling people to stay in their home for as long as they wish. That is why Clúid’s design standard follows the Universal Design principle in its approach to delivering sustainable housing.”

Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. The major benefits of this approach include:

  • Greater independence for residents;
  • Residents can remain in their own home for longer;
  • Elimination of need for retrofitting;
  • Elimination of adaptation costs;
  • Reduction in the capital cost of disability grants;
  • Less need for support services.

O’Connor continued: “We’re delighted to have worked with Dublin City Council to ensure those with the greatest housing and support needs were prioritised and allocated a ‘home for life’ at Broome Lodge. They include a number of people who were until now experiencing homelessness and others who were medical priorities. We believe that Broome Lodge will provide residents with a high quality of life and improved health in a safe, secure community.”

The entire complex runs on an energy efficient heating system and the BER of each apartment is A3. Combined with an affordable rent, this helps combat fuel poverty and supports residents to minimise their living costs.

FUNDING

The Cabra development cost just over €8 million. The average cost per apartment totalled just under €190,000, representing excellent value for money. The construction was funded by loans from the Housing Finance Agency and financial support from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government; and the site was provided by Dublin City Council.

Local TD, Minister Paschal Donohoe highlighted just how important this scheme is to the area: “The investment by Government, in partnership with Clúid Housing, demonstrates our commitment to the people of Cabra and to the provision of better housing, new schools and improved infrastructure ensuring better standards and quality of life. Today’s proceedings at Broome Lodge act as an important milestone for Cabra West, and mark the official opening of homes for 51 senior citizens in our community. The redevelopment of this site is not only important because it provides homes for people who need them, it also transforms an area, which has been the source of dereliction and vandalism in the past, into one that is focused on building a sense of community and facilitating people with homes for life.”

DESIGN FEATURES

A number of key features were specifically included to enhance residents’ overall quality-of-life. At the heart of Broome Lodge is a landscaped central courtyard designed to encourage regular social interaction. Meanwhile, interior communal areas provide space for social supports from the local community and help combat loneliness. All areas of the building are accessible including the communal laundry and drying room. The inclusion of assistive living technology, including a wheelchair and scooter charging room, fosters independence.

ENDS

Notes to the Editor:

Clúid is an independent, not-for-profit charity, and is the largest approved housing body (AHB) in Ireland. Established in 1994, Clúid leads the way in providing high quality, affordable rented homes to people in housing need. We work in partnership with local authorities to provide housing to those on social housing waiting lists. Our team of over 170 highly qualified professional staff are committed to providing quality housing and services that enable people to create homes and thriving communities. We aim to deliver 2500 new social housing units over a three year period.

www.cluid.ie

Interviews: James Harold – Communications Manager: 087 614 0352   jharold@cluid.ie

Details: Scheme launch @ 9:30am – Broome Lodge, Faussagh Avenue, Cabra, Dublin 7

NO REPRO FEE – Cluid Housing officially launched its latest development this morning with the completion of 43 one and two bedroom apartments in Cabra, Dublin 7. Pictured at the event is resident David Cassin and Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, John Paul Phelan. Pic: Corporate Photographers Dublin.

NO REPRO FEE – Cluid Housing officially launched its latest development this morning with the completion of 43 one and two bedroom apartments in Cabra, Dublin 7. Pictured at the event is resident David Cassin and Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, John Paul Phelan. Pic: Corporate Photographers Dublin.

NO REPRO FEE – Cluid Housing officially launched its latest development this morning with the completion of 43 one and two bedroom apartments in Cabra, Dublin 7. Pictured at the event is resident David Cassin and Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, John Paul Phelan. Pic: Corporate Photographers Dublin.

NO REPRO FEE – Cluid Housing officially launched its latest development this morning with the completion of 43 one and two bedroom apartments in Cabra, Dublin 7. Pictured addressing the media at the event is Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD. Pic: Corporate Photographers Dublin.

NO REPRO FEE – Cluid Housing officially launched its latest development this morning with the completion of 43 one and two bedroom apartments in Cabra, Dublin 7. Pictured speaking at the event is Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, John Paul Phelan, also pictured is Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD (left) and Lord Mayor of Dublin Micheal MacDonncha. Pic: Corporate Photographers Dublin.

NO REPRO FEE – Cluid Housing officially launched its latest development this morning with the completion of 43 one and two bedroom apartments in Cabra, Dublin 7. Pictured at the event is Brian O’Gorman, Chief Executive, Cluid Housing (left), Eibhlin O’Connor, Head of Delivery Cluid Housing and Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD. Pic: Corporate Photographers Dublin.

NO REPRO FEE – Cluid Housing officially launched its latest development this morning with the completion of 43 one and two bedroom apartments in Cabra, Dublin 7. Pictured at the event is Brian O’Gorman, Chief Executive, Cluid Housing (left), Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD and Eibhlin O’Connor, Head of Delivery Cluid Housing. Pic: Corporate Photographers Dublin.

NO REPRO FEE – Cluid Housing officially launched its latest development this morning with the completion of 43 one and two bedroom apartments in Cabra, Dublin 7. Pictured at the event is Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD and Eibhlin, Head of Delivery, Cluid Housing. Pic: Corporate Photographers Dublin.

NO REPRO FEE – Cluid Housing officially launched its latest development this morning with the completion of 43 one and two bedroom apartments in Cabra, Dublin 7. Pictured addressing the media at the event is Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD. Pic: Corporate Photographers Dublin.

NO REPRO FEE – Cluid Housing officially launched its latest development this morning with the completion of 43 one and two bedroom apartments in Cabra, Dublin 7. Pictured speaking at the event is Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD. Pic: Corporate Photographers Dublin.


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