A LEADING SPECIALIST IN HOUSING ADVICE

 

Greenwich Housing Rights [GHR] is a registered charity (number 1089705) and a company limited by Guarantee (company number 01874645). 

 

We were set up in 1983 by tenants’ associations and housing workers in Greenwich and have over 30 years’ experience of providing specialist housing advice in the London Borough of Greenwich.

 

We are mainly funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the Legal Aid Agency to provide free legal advice and representation in housing matters.

 

Our advice services are accredited with the Legal Aid Agency through the Specialist Quality Mark and our solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority.   Greenwich Housing Rights is also registered with the Information Commissioners Office to protect any personal data we hold.

 

To find out more about GHR and these accreditation schemes, click on the links below:

 

Charity Commission               Companies House
Legal Aid Agency Specialist Quality Mark Solicitors Regulatory Authority

Information Commissioners Office

 

 

 

 

 

Governance

GHR is a membership organisation governed by a Management Committee that are elected by the membership at our AGM on an annual basis.  You can find an up to date list of Trustees, contact details and our financial information via the GHR page on the Charity Commission website. 

Day-to-day management and running of the of the organisation is delegated to our dedicated staff team. We are ably supported by our volunteers, who assist with our advice services, mainly at the Greenwich Migrant Hub.

 

Membership is open to organisations and individuals that support our charitable aims.  All members have the opportunity to contribute to the planning and development of our services.  Member organisations receive additional support with making referrals and giving housing advice to their clients.  To find out more, email peter.okali@grhr.co.uk     

 

Funding and Sponsorship

GHR is mainly funded through a service level agreement with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and a Civil Legal Aid contract with the Legal Aid Agency.

 

In 2018/19 we are also being supported by Santander, AB Charitable Foundation, London Legal Support Trust, Big Lottery – Awards for All and London Catalyst.

 

We raised over £12,000 in donations from individuals in the last financial year, 2017/2018. 

All the team at Greenwich Housing Rights are very grateful to all our funders and donors for their support.