HIA and HP Awards 2015

HIA and HP Awards 2015

This year's HIA and HP Awards have again recognised excellence across a wide range of housing support services. Read more about the winners and commended agencies.


Home Adaptations Exemplars

Home Adaptations Exemplars

A set of new ‘Cameos’ published by Care & Repair England describe inspiring local examples of cutting edge delivery of home adaptations. 

What is a home improvement agency (HIA)?

What is a home improvement agency (HIA)?

Not sure what HIAs are and why they are an essential part of integrated care? Watch this short video

The Adaptations Technical Roadshow is back!

The Adaptations Technical Roadshow is back!

Building on the success of the technical training sessions held in 2014, we are pleased to announce a new series of Adaptations Technical Roadshows sponsored by Impey Showers, Whale Pumps, Mira and Altro. Read more.


Integration Toolkit

Integration Toolkit

Visit our Better Care Fund page for a range of BCF resources, including our Housing, Health and Care Integration toolkit.

HIA Case Manager

HIA Case Manager

Online demo and latest updates available, plus find out about all the modules available. Read more

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  • Catalogue of health-related fuel poverty schemes image

    Catalogue of health-related fuel poverty schemes

    11 August - DECC commissioned NEA in December 2014 to carry out an online survey to catalogue local schemes that are targeting individuals with health problems for energy efficiency measures and other fuel poverty interventions. Read more
  • TrustMark offers more protection to consumers with Alternative Dispute Resolution

    28 July - The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has officially approved TrustMark, the only Government-endorsed scheme for all trades in and around the home, as a certified Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Provider. Read more
  • Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics report 2015

    24 July - This report published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change provides a comprehensive view of the latest statistical trends and analysis of fuel poverty in England. Read more
  • One in five people in their sixties ‘future proofing’ their homes

    17 July - A fifth of people aged 60-69 are making adaptations to their homes to make them suitable for their needs as they age, new research has revealed. Read more

HIA sector news

  • The DFG silver jubilee - Paul's blog image

    The DFG silver jubilee - Paul's blog

    OK, so the legislation was officially passed in 1989, but the Disabled Facilities Grant started in earnest in 1990. The same year I started work, John Major became Prime Minister, the first Poundland store opened and Gazza cried at the World Cup. Read more
  • Good to be back - Paul's blog

    I’m a big fan of home improvement agencies. After managing a couple and commissioning another I’ve seen at first hand the great work that goes on and the many lives that are transformed for the better. So when the chance to be the Director of Foundations came along it was too good an opportunity to miss. Read more
  • Foundations response to 'Safely Home' report

    A new report launched today (21 July) by Healthwatch England – ‘Safely Home: What happens when people leave hospitals and care settings?’ – brings together 3,230 stories and pieces of evidence, revealing both the human and financial cost of getting the discharge process wrong. Read more

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