CIH offering support to Irish professionals
The Chartered Institute of Housing is moving into the Republic of Ireland in a bid to offer housing professional across the border advice and support.
Irish members of the CIH will have access to a broader range of benefits similar to those available to UK members. Access to a wider variety of learning opportunities, publications and good practice guidance will help housing professionals stay up-to-date with the latest developments in Ireland and abroad.
The work of CIH in Ireland will roll out gradually over the coming months, in conjunction with housing professionals working in the area.
Jim Dennison, director of CIH Northern Ireland, said: ‘The housing sector in Ireland has gone through significant change in recent years. We need to support and invest in our members – all of whom are operating in this changing and challenging environment.’
John Hannigan, chair of the Housing Profession Working Group in Ireland, said he was delighted to be involved in the new work: ‘Being a member of a professional body is more important than ever, given the current economic situation. The need to adapt quickly to the changing housing environment in Ireland is critical in order to deliver real housing solutions to people.’
Grainia Long, chief executive of the CIH, said as an Irish professional working in the UK, the plan was close to her heart: ‘This development really brings to life one of the core aims of our corporate strategy which is ‘putting the customer at the heart of the organisation’. We want to create customised products and services to support our membership base in Ireland.’