Support the work of Housing Rights Service and help us help others
There are a number of ways that you can support the vital work we do.
Improve rather than move with the help of Architect in the House
TV architect George Clarke is offering homeowners a unique opportunity to improve their home by signing up to Architect in the House 2013. The scheme, launching this month, matches homeowners with local RSUA (Royal Society of Ulster Architects), while raising money for local charity Housing Rights Service.
New research has shown that nearly two-thirds of homeowners have lived in the same home for at least ten years*. With more of us staying put while our families grow or our work life changes, home improvements can be the best option in making sure our homes fit our changing needs. A consultation with an expert can help those with homes of any size to make the most of the space they have, whatever their budget.
Whether it’s creating an open plan living space or designing an extension, Architect in the House helps homeowners to develop their ideas with an RSUA chartered architect while raising money for Housing Rights Service work with families who are in housing need.
Architect in the House provides free one hour design consultations with RSUA Chartered architects for a suggested donation to Housing Rights Service of £45. Northern Ireland homeowners can register from 12 March until 21 August at www.architectinthehouse.org.uk.
George Clarke, architect said: “With the current state of the housing market we’re staying in our homes for longer, but life doesn’t stand still and simple changes to your home can make a big difference. Whatever the project, big or small, architects can offer invaluable advice. Architect in the House can really help people unlock the potential in their current homes and create more space, from a simple internal change to developing an attic space or designing an extension.
“Signing up to Architect in the House is simple to do and is a great way to make the most of a local architect’s expert advice, while raising money for Housing Rights Service at the same time.”
Homeowners this year will be matched with RSUA Chartered architects from the end of March. Consultations can take place any time up to the end of November.
Janet Hunter, Housing Rights Service Director, said: “We are delighted to be participating in this year’s Architect in the House with the Royal Society of Ulster Architects. This unique campaign will help local people improve their homes and enable Housing Rights Service to provide vital housing advice to people who are homeless.”
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(all donations from Northern Ireland home owners will go to Housing Rights Service)
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“From initial point of contact to the last, I found the service to be very professional and above that, very caring. Myself and my four kids are very grateful that this service was here to assist” Anne*, Housing Rights Service client
Last year we dealt with over 28,000 housing queries like Anne’s, with your help we can do more. By donating to our work you will be making a world of difference to local families struggling with housing problems.
*Client’s name has been changed to protect their anonymity