From Staying Put to Moving On A new role for Home Improvement Agencies

With the realisation that a great deal of housing wealth is owned by people over the age of 55, down-sizing has become a genuine option for people. The recent DCLG Select Committee inquiry into Housing for Older People also considered the issue and suggested that while there was little evidence to suggest downsizing could provide […]

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The collaborative home improvement agency

A guide for providers on how services that keep people warm, safe and secure in their own home will be commissioned and delivered in the future. It offers an updated vision for the HIA sector, and is aimed primarily at providers. However it will also inform commissioners and policy makers in local government, health and […]

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Home Improvement Agencies

Home Improvement Agencies or HIAs are an essential component in any integrated care system. This short video produced for Foundations – The National Body for Home Improvement Agencies illustrates why.

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Lending some comfort Funding for repairs and adaptations

Examines the role of home improvement agencies in assisting their clients to fund repairs, adaptations and improvements to their homes using a variety of possible routes.

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The Future Home Improvement Agency Handyperson services report

Sets out the benefits of handyperson services, provides practical guidance on commissioning such services, and gives home improvement agencies examples of different arrangements for operating services.

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Connecting with health and care

Looks at the work of home improvement agencies in relation to health and social care, argues for the importance of preventative services, looks at what the personalisation agenda means for those delivering and receiving services, and considers what home improvement agencies can do – in partnership with statutory authorities – to identify and address local […]

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Adapting for a lifetime

The report: Examines the effect of recent changes to the Disabled Facilities Grant programme, drawing on research carried out within the home improvement agency sector Looks at the challenges presented by the complexity of the process, the funding shortages and the lack of partnership working Asks why home improvement agencies are needed to deliver adaptations […]

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Support For Choice Information advice signposting and advocacy

Examines the role of HIAs in providing information and advice to their clients about the options and services available so that they can make informed decisions. It provides examples of good practice as well as considering the key issues to be addressed in order to achieve real growth and development within the sector.

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