“This place feels so much more like home”

Co-operative Housing launched its ‘No Place like Home’ campaign last month. As part of the campaign we’ve been inviting Members to share what having a safe and secure home means to them in such uncertain times. One such member is Anna*, who moved into her home in Deakin Court, Drumcondra last year.  

“We moved into our new home here in August 2019, right before the official launch of the estate. It was wonderful to finally have a place of our own and not be sharing with other people. There are three of us, me and my two younger daughters, so having privacy has been a huge change. 

“I’ve been undergoing treatment for cancer since before I moved in. Having a health problem that can potentially affect my ability to work in the long-term and my income has had a big impact on me. The new home, where the rent will adjust according to my income, has added a lot to my sense of security here. It is a huge relief to know that my girls and I will have a home no matter what.

“Deakin Court is a wonderful location, we have lots of parks close to us and we’re close to the city centre, so we don’t have to travel far for anything. The neighbours are friendly, which is wonderful. There’s a nice sense of community here. 

“Deakin Court is a wonderful location, we have lots of parks close to us and we’re close to the city centre, so we don’t have to travel far for anything. The neighbours are friendly, which is wonderful. There’s a nice sense of community here. 

“Having your own place to call home is so important. Previously when I rented, we shared with another person to make it more affordable. He worked nightshifts, so we had to be quiet during the day. This place feels so much more like home. If there’s any changes I want to make, like painting the walls, hanging a picture or changing the carpets I can do it, I don’t have to check with anyone. We can make it our own”.


*Name changed for Member’s privacy