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

  • Wrong message, wrong audience: why housing's offer to healthcare is unheard image

    Wrong message, wrong audience: why housing's offer to healthcare is unheard

    18 August - Foundations Development Manager Roy McNally explains how the housing sector can better package its offer to health. Read more
  • Cost of dementia to businesses predicted to double

    8 August - Public Health England (PHE) and Alzheimer’s Society, who recently joined forces to launch the Dementia Friends campaign, release a new report on the future financial implications to the nation’s businesses of dementia, and call on employers to adapt their working environment to support the increasing numbers affected by the condition. Read more
  • 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

Voice of the sector

  • Bringing cash into the community image

    Bringing cash into the community

    Income and Benefits Maximisation, together with charitable funding searches are a crucial component of the HIA service, and one that doesn’t always receive the credit it deserves. We asked three HIAs in the North West of England for their experiences in this area. Read more
  • 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

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

 

Energy - all the latest information on ECO and Green Deal

 

 

 

 

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