Design dreams at Novas’ DIAL House for young Care Leavers with DFS, Gaisce and Roisin Lafferty Designer

To mark its first anniversary of successful trading in Limerick, DFS, the sofa retailer, is working with its charity partner Gaisce and its Brand Ambassador, award winning Interiors expert Roisin Lafferty, to give DIAL House residential home a new look to really mirror a family home environment. 

I feel very passionately that where you live really impacts on your mood and how you feel, so I’m really excited about this makeover project. Novas Limerick offers an invaluable service to the community of Limerick. Homelessness is a cause very close to my heart and I am honoured to be able to aid such an important charity and to work with the young people here who live at DIAL House, Will O’Callaghan, a talented young designer and Gaisce Awardee, DFS and my team at Kingston Lafferty Design to make this house somewhere even more special.” Roisin said.

DIAL House is a life-changing service, which celebrates 10 years of existence this year and is run by Novas Initiatives, the largest provider of homeless services in the Mid-West region. An extraordinary six-bed residential facility, it accommodates care leavers who are at risk of homelessness. Residents are all aged between 18 and 25. Most of the estimated 100 plus young people who have passed through its doors in the past ten years have not been given the easiest start in life. The service was set up to “mirror a home environment and not an institution” after identifying an urgent need in Limerick to develop a specialised service for young care leavers.

Will O’Callaghan said. “I am seriously considering a career in Architecture or Interior design and am excited at this opportunity to work with the very successful Roisin Lafferty in remodelling DIAL House

Novas is thrilled to be associated with this event with Communications Manager Una Burns stating that: “We try to provide homes for families and single people every day. We are extremely grateful to DFS and to Roisin Lafferty for decorating our DIAL service in the city.”

DFS is a Gold Charity Partner with Gaisce – the President’s Award, enabling hundreds of young people to benefit from the life-changing Gaisce experience. 

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