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

Training and Skills - New for 2014

Training and Skills - New for 2014

 New training courses now available: Trusted Assessor Skills, HHSRS and Benefits Training. Click here for details.

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

  • Good practice in the design of homes for people with dementia and sight loss image

    Good practice in the design of homes for people with dementia and sight loss

    31 July - Thomas Pocklington Trust in collaboration with the University of Stirling have produced this good practice guide reflecting the findings from an earlier study on what works well when it comes to designing homes for people with dementia and sight loss. Read more
  • DCLG releases new findings on the English Housing Survey

    24 July - The English housing survey is a continuous national survey commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). It collects information about people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing in England. Read more
  • Plans to improve out of hospital care for the elderly and vulnerable will reduce emergency admissions

    15 July - Following a review of the first set of local plans for the Better Care Fund, a renewed agreement has strengthened a commitment to bring health and care service providers closer together to make joint decisions, ensuring more people receive joined-up, personalised care closer to home. Read more
  • New ministerial appointments in DCLG and DH

    15 July - The prime minister reshuffled his cabinet and junior ministerial team. The Department for Communities and Local Government has three newly appointed ministers. Read more

Voice of the sector

  • Foundations' response to NICE consultation image

    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
  • Lincs HIA joins forces with local providers to deliver county wide wellbeing services

    Beating national organisations to contracts means local providers striving to offer a more attractive solution, as a county-wide effort in Lincolnshire has shown, says Mick King Read more

Hot topics

Better Care Fund - explore the changes brought by the Better Care Fund

 

Adaptations and DFGs - find the latest best practice and allocation details

 

Dementia - discover all the latest information

 

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