Dream homes for Carrowdore
Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015
School children from Carrowdore Primary School recently took part in the our ‘My Dream Home’ competition.
The competition is part of a programme of events to help decide if new social or affordable housing is needed in the Carrowdore area.
Owen Brady, North Down and Ards Area Manager, explained:
“We are encouraging anyone in housing need to register with us. Often in rural areas people do not register as they feel they will have little chance of being housed in their local area. However, this leads to a situation where no new homes are ever provided because there is no apparent need.
“As well as a drawing sheet, each child was given a leaflet for their parent or guardian encouraging anyone in genuine housing need to come forward. The standard of drawings was very high.
“While we might not be able to provide all of the great features designed by the children like swimming pools, slides and game rooms, identifying that there is a need is the first step on the road to providing decent homes where they are needed.”
We would encourage anyone in housing need in the Carrowdore area to contact it before 3 April by calling 028 9182 5055 or email for further information and to register an interest.
We would like to thank the pupils, and their teachers, for helping to organise the competition. The winner in Carrowdore PS was Kyle Thompson.