Clúid, alongside a number of Simon Brooke’s former colleagues and friends has developed – the Simon Brooke Award.
Simon Brooke was a longstanding advocate of social and affordable housing in Ireland and, most recently, worked as Head of Policy in Clúid.
Up until his untimely death in November 2019, Simon worked tirelessly to break the stigmas attached to social housing and to ensure that everyone in Ireland had a great place to live.
Simon was also a passionate supporter of exchange of best practice and policy in housing. It is on this basis that we are calling for essay submissions from housing practitioners (working in either an Approved Housing Body (AHB) or a Local Authority in any location in Ireland) on the topic of the intersection between domestic violence and social housing in Ireland. Essays should include consideration of how access to social housing can be improved for survivors of domestic violence and how can we improve the response of Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) and Local Authorities to domestic violence within social housing. This is particularly relevant in the context of the forthcoming new national strategy on sexual and domestic violence.
The author of the winning essay will be awarded the Simon Brooke Award and a gift voucher.
The award will be officially presented on the day of the inaugural Simon Brooke Public Lecture, taking place on June 2nd in Woodquay, Dublin City Council, Dublin.
Applicants should submit an essay of no more than 2,000 words on the topic set out above. The deadline for applications for the Simon Brooke Award is April 4th, 2022. All submissions should be e-mailed to email@example.com with ‘Simon Brooke Award submission’ in the subject line.
More details on the Call for Submissions are available here: https://www.cluid.ie/news-stories/simon-brooke-award-2022-call-for-submissions/