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

Asbestos Awareness Training Course

Asbestos Awareness Training Course

 Enroll now on one of our half-day training sessions taking place on 8 & 9 September in London. Find out more about this course here.

FILT

FILT

Are you looking for financial help for adaptations, repairs, home improvements, heating and insulation measures? Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT) operate funds to help older and vulnerable people stay independent. Visit their new website www.filt.org.uk

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

Astral Consultancy

Astral Consultancy

Astral delivers consultancy services dedicated to housing and older people, that provide the national and local public sector with a wide range of business options and service development services.

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Quality Mark accreditation process revised and refreshed!

Quality Mark accreditation process revised and refreshed!

Foundations has recently revised and refreshed the Quality Mark to bring the process up to date and in line with sector priorities. Read more

Latest news

  • Foundations Blog at the Guardian

    18th August 2014 - Foundations Development Manager Roy McNally has written about health and housing Read more
  • 29% increase in winter deaths in 2012/2013 compared to previous year

    26 November - Official figures for England and Wales show an increase in the number in winter deaths. An estimated 31,100 excess winter deaths occurred in 2012/13 - a 29% increase on the previous winter. The Office for National Statistics data, which compares deaths in winter months with averages in other seasons, shows most of the deaths involved people over 75. Read more
  • A new benefit for disabled people replaced DLA

    29 October - Disability Living Allowance (DLA) has been fully replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for people aged 16 to 64 from 10 June 2013, for new claims only. From 28 October 2013, the Department of Work and Pensions started to reassess some existing DLA claimants. The introduction of PIP is part of a wider reform of the welfare system and its aim is to help towards some of the extra costs arising from a health condition or disability. It is based on how a person’s condition affects them, not the condition they have. Read more
  • A patient's home is a huge determinant of health and wellbeing

    12 May - In many GP practices and hospitals there is little awareness of home-based support, although a number of health problems are caused or exacerbated by poor living conditions, writes Faisal Majeed. Read more

Voice of the sector

  • Foundations Care Act Roadshow image

    Foundations Care Act Roadshow

    The new Care Act looks to ensure that the social care system is based on the principles of prevention, early intervention, and is focused on an individual’s wellbeing and ability to maintain their independence. Read more
  • Foundations' response to NICE consultation

    Last month NICE announced its 6 week consultation with stakeholders on a public health guideline on Excess winter deaths and illnesses: identifying and supporting vulnerable children and older people. Read more
  • Turn GP surgeries into one-stop-shops for health and social care

    At the moment it feels like the answer to virtually all of society’s woes is ‘get GPs to prescribe…’. Want to make people happier? Get GPs to prescribe books. Read more

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