Raison D’être

To celebrate and reward excellence, innovation and exemplary achievements in the Ireland disability care sector. The awards have been created by the Ireland Over 50s Housing News media platform.

The philosophy behind the awards is;

To give recognition to efforts to advance profitability/surplus of all industry sectors,

And reward those who lift and enhance via innovation the customer experience/enjoyment.


All award winners must be Ireland based and have operated throughout the period of April 2019 until March 2020, and be adjudicated by the judge to have been the best example in the subset of their sector during this period.


Anyone is free to bring to our attention any individual/company they believe merits recognition. Please email awards@seniorshousing.ie


The final arbiter will be the Editor of the Ireland Over 50s Housing News. His decision will be final and no correspondence will be entertained.

The Editor has been involved in the industry for over 30 years.

The Editor is the most widely travelled observer in the disability housing and care sectors, visiting and observing industry trends in 20+ countries each year, free of sector bias / association links / government funding, open to new entrants and conscious that significant changes to sectors often come via free thinking interlopers.

The Editor is free of commercial links and is in a unique position to make considered, balanced and impartial judgments based on intellect, effort, commitment, honesty and the rewards of both shareholder/stakeholder and the client/customer.


Autism/Aspergers, Brain Injury, Day Care, Disability Services, Learning Disability (Adult), Learning Disability (Child), Mental Health Services, Rehabilitation, Spinal Injury, Stroke Rehab, Supported Housing, Supported Living, and Creative Living Housing Outcomes.

Evaluation Methodology

The judging panel will apply the following test to the final selected candidate in each category;

“Is this claimant the best performed, most meritious, most innovative and most courageous in the category.”

Conditions Of Acceptance

Each winner will be required to attend the presentation ceremony in Dublin on Monday, 20th April 2020

Each winner is entitled to bring up to six guests

The event fee of €695- includes refreshments for all your guests / media package / media support for 12 months

Closing Date

All Awards will be determined by April 10th, 2020


All awards winners will be notified by the Awards Secretariat via email, which will set out the terms, conditions, and procedures governing acceptance. All correspondence will be acknowledged.

Use of Award

You are able to use your award in sales, marketing and publicity initiatives without having to obtain consent.

You are not obliged to buy any products, subscriptions or advertising as a result of accepting your award.


Any award can be withdrawn at any time for any reason, if in the opinion of the issuing body, the awards reputation is placed in jeopardy by any word, action or misdeed.


All cancellations must be in writing. Any cancellation received within 30 days of any event will not be entitled to any refund. Full payment will be applied to “no shows”.

General Observations (FAQ)

Q: Do I have to accept my award?

A: No

Q: How do I accept my award?

A: After you are notified by email of your award, you will need to RSVP within 1 day. If we do not hear from you within that time frame the award offer will be withdrawn and category cancelled.

Q: Can I accept my award and not attend?

A: No.

Q: Can a senior executive or colleague substitute for me?

A: Yes. A senior executive / colleague / senior government official is an acceptable substitute.

Q: What form does the award take?

A: Each winner receives a certificate with an accompanying Citation of Excellence.

Q: Can I bring additional guests to the awards ceremony?

A: Yes, you are able to bring up to six guests to accompany yourself.

Q: Can I change my guest list?

A: Yes, you are free to interchange your guest list for the presentation ceremony at any time.

Q: How will you communicate with me?

A: All communication with award winners will be via email/phone. It is your responsibility to add our email address to the “allowed senders list” or ‘white list’ within your email system to ensure communications delivery.