Older homeowners: help with repairs improvements and adaptations

If you are a homeowner, help may be available towards the costs of repairs or adaptations to your home depending on your circumstances. This leaflet covers common issues but if you would like to talk to us about your own individual circumstances, call the

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Technology to help you at home

Technology to help you live independently at home is becoming increasingly common. It provides a convenient, discreet way to get help when you need it or to monitor your health. This factsheet looks at: Telecare – including devices such as personal

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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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On the Mend – Hospital Discharge Services and the role of Home Improvement Agencies

A guide for service commissioners & providers, this report looks at the range of services broadly referred to as ‘hospital discharge’ or ‘home from hospital’ schemes and examines the policy framework in which these services are expanding and developing. I

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Small things matter – the key role of handyperson services

This report examines the current provision of small repairs and minor adaptations services being provided by the main older people’s voluntary and community sector organisations in England and highlights options for future service development. It is ai

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Delivering Housing Adaptations for Disabled People: a good practice guide

A joint ODPM & DoH good practice guide for local authorities. It advises on how they can establish a quality service to deliver adaptations to the homes of disabled people to meet their needs and statutory entitlements

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Delivering Adaptations

Explains how HIAs can help giving case studies, minor adaptations & schemes, and costs & benefits

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Your home & arthritis

Information about the types of adaptations & equipment that can help people with arthritis to manage daily living in their home

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