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Cost of living bonus payments notice from the Department of Social Protection.

The Department of Social Protection commenced issuing cost of living bonus payments to eligible customers this week. This was €200 cost of living bonus payment, in addition to customer’s normal weekly social welfare payment. The full €200 cost of living payment was paid, but the Department is aware that in a small number of cases, direct debits… Continue Reading Cost of living bonus payments notice from the Department of Social Protection.

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Circle VHA is first Approved Housing Body to obtain WCAG Compliance Status by NCBI

Circle Voluntary Housing Association has been working for the last two years to build and deliver a more inclusive and user friendly website. A website that allows the end users to find out more about our service offering and how to engage more with our departments internally. We are proud to announce that in April… Continue Reading Circle VHA is first Approved Housing Body to obtain WCAG Compliance Status by NCBI

Circle VHA are officially members of INAR – The Irish Network Against Racism.

Even though March is Anti-Racism month, Circle VHA is strongly committed to combating racism and celebrating diversity in Ireland all year round! As part of our commitment and to underpin our goal to demonstrate leadership in the area of Anti-Racism, Circle VHA have joined INAR, the Irish Network Against Racism. We firmly support the #IrelandForAll… Continue Reading Circle VHA are officially members of INAR – The Irish Network Against Racism.

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Applying for local authority/social housing

Circle VHA have created a guide to assist on strengthening the knowledge on how to apply for social and affordable housing in Ireland. This document also reflects on how Circle VHA contribute to the delivery of social and affordable housing alongside the design specifications. To learn more about the process please view the attached document.

Circle VHA Staff at ground breaking event of Railway Court, Railway Street.

The long-awaited construction of the new apartment development, Railway Court, has commenced.

Circle VHA are delighted to announce the commencement of their direct build construction project, Railway Court, Railway Street, Dublin 1. Delivered in collaboration with Dublin City Council, Department of Housing under the Governments initiative of Housing for All. The development in the heart of Dublin City, comprises of 47 units broken into 3,2- and 1-bedroom… Continue Reading The long-awaited construction of the new apartment development, Railway Court, has commenced.

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Vacancy – Tenancy Services Officer (Fixed Term)

Role: Tenancy Services Officer (Fixed Term) Location: Agile working, with access to office at Phoenix House, Castle Street, Dublin 2 Reporting to: Tenancy Coordinator Contract: 12-month fixed term contract subject to a 3-month probationary period Grade: Grade 3 Salary: €37,925 – €50,964 Probation: 3 months Pension: Available at the completion of Probation Hours: 37.5 hrs… Continue Reading Vacancy – Tenancy Services Officer (Fixed Term)

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Circle VHA celebrates first direct construction project with groundbreaking event at Richmond Place

MARKING A UNIQUE NEW MODEL OF HOUSING AND CARE PROVISION IN IRELAND IN COLLABORATION WITH ALONE Monday 17th October 2022 – Today marks a special day as Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conway together with Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien and key stakeholders came together to launch The Housing Agency ‘Housing… Continue Reading Circle VHA celebrates first direct construction project with groundbreaking event at Richmond Place

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Humanitarian Response to the Conflict in Ukraine: How you can help

Voluntary Participation of Social Housing Tenants in Irish Red Cross Pledge Scheme Over 18 million will be affected by the conflict in Ukraine, with up to 5 million people currently fleeing or expected to flee their homes as the war continues. Significant numbers of refugees will continue to arrive in Ireland in the coming days,… Continue Reading Humanitarian Response to the Conflict in Ukraine: How you can help

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Circle VHA Celebrates delivery of 57 Social Homes in County Waterford

Circle Voluntary Housing Association celebrated the official opening of 57 social homes at Butterfield, Mount Neil, Co. Waterford in February 2022. A two-phased development, built and completed to the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) highest standards. These homes have all the necessary certifications to ensure our tenant families have safe and quality constructed A-rated, low-energy… Continue Reading Circle VHA Celebrates delivery of 57 Social Homes in County Waterford

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Tenant Engagement Strategy Launch Event

On Thursday 4th November, Circle Voluntary Housing Association members, Supporting Communities members, tenants, and external contributors gathered to celebrate the launch of their Tenant Engagement Strategy & Strategy 24 at the Temple Bar Gallery and Studio in Dublin. Our Tenant Engagement Strategy was derived from our innate desire to provide the best possible housing to… Continue Reading Tenant Engagement Strategy Launch Event

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The official opening of Fairgreen Manor, Dunlavin

40 FAMILIES NOW OCCUPY THEIR NEW HOMES AS CIRCLE VHA COMPLETES TENANCY AT FAIRGREEN MANOR, DUNLAVIN, CO. WICKLOW On the 16th of February 2022, Circle VHA celebrates the final handover to all 40 families of their new homes at Fairgreen Manor, Dunlavin, Co Wicklow alongside Cathaoirleach Shay Cullen, local councillors, tenants of Fairgreen Manor and… Continue Reading The official opening of Fairgreen Manor, Dunlavin

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Social Impact Research

Clúid, Respond and Circle are pleased to announce an exciting research partnership to identify the social impact of living in an Approved Housing Body (AHB) home. While many are aware of the far-reaching benefits of social housing, it is important that these benefits can be clearly identified and measured, allowing us to understand the value… Continue Reading Social Impact Research

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Official Deerpark Community Centre Reopening

Circle VHA in partnership with South Dublin County Council and Foróige celebrate reopening of Deerpark Community Centre following significant investment. In November 2021, we officially re-opened the refurbished Deerpark Community Centre in Tallaght Dublin 24, following significant investment. A jointly funded project, in excess of €35K investment, by Circle VHA and South Dublin County Council… Continue Reading Official Deerpark Community Centre Reopening

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Chris Ellison appointed chair of Circle Voluntary Housing Association

  Circle Voluntary Housing Association has announced the appointment of Chris Ellison as chair of its Board of Directors. Mr Ellison, who is Executive Director of Operations at B3 Living Limited in the UK, brings 25 years’ experience in the housing sector. He is a long-serving member of the Board of Circle VHA. He succeeds… Continue Reading Chris Ellison appointed chair of Circle Voluntary Housing Association