Apex wins Social Enterprise Award
Apex Housing Association was recognised as ‘Housing Association of the Year’ at the Social Enterprise NI Awards, held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Friday night.
More than 450 people from across Northern Ireland attended the annual gala dinner, which showcased the work of individuals and organisations dedicated to investing in social and environmental purposes.
The Housing Association of the Year Award was awarded to Apex for going beyond its core business objectives to tackle poverty and disadvantage within communities, supporting tenants and ensuring its estates are sustainable and vibrant.
Sheena McCallion, Chief Executive of Apex, commented:
We are thrilled to have won this prestigious award in recognition of our social responsibility values and activities. As an organisation, we know we’re making a real difference to people’s lives beyond the building of homes and our responsibilities as a landlord. We have a wide-ranging and ambitious strategy that outlines our social objectives and leads our work in areas like food poverty, welfare advice, social isolation and community cohesion.
Volunteer, Roisin McGlinchey, attended the awards ceremony along with staff from Apex. Roisin, who volunteers in Apex Community Supermarket in Springtown Industrial Estate, commented:
It was great to see Apex recognised for the work they do to help local people who may be facing difficulties. Apex Community Supermarket supports more than a hundred families each year, and is just one of many Apex projects helping people who are struggling financially. I’m proud to be a volunteer in the supermarket because I know what a difference it can make.