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

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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  • Healthy Homes programme open for applications image

    Healthy Homes programme open for applications

    1 July - The British Gas Energy Trust (BGET) has announced the launch of the BGET Healthy Homes programme. This will fund charities and other Third Sector organisations to deliver projects which will assist low-income and vulnerable households and demonstrate a positive health impact. Read more
  • Integration in action – innovation in home adaptations delivery

    24 June - Care & Repair England launched a set of new ‘Cameos’ describing inspiring local examples of cutting edge delivery of home adaptations. Read more
  • HIAs triumph at national housing awards

    16 June - The winners of the national Home Improvement Agency (HIA) and Handyperson Awards have been announced at a ceremony in the House of Lords. The annual awards, sponsored by British Gas and AKW, recognise excellence across a wide range of housing support services. Read more
  • NEA's Small Measures Programme

    10 June - We are aware that NEA’s Warm & Healthy Homes Fund (Small Measures Programme) will be looking to involve 10 HIAs. We are in close contact with NEA on this and expect to have the details of the programme later this month. Read more

HIA sector news

  • A new model of care centred around Home Improvement Agencies image

    A new model of care centred around Home Improvement Agencies

    David Herring, formerly Head of Housing and Development at Papworth Trust, makes the case for HIAs to be supported and encouraged to grow. He argues that HIAs are very adept at achieving a lot with very little support - in other words, they represent good value for money; what they need now is some freedom to act, a reduction in red tape and the decision makers to understand the key role they can play. Read more
  • New project to help North Yorkshire residents feel more secure

    Yorkshire Housing’s Home Improvement Agencies are helping vulnerable residents in North Yorkshire increase their home security after receiving a Community Fund grant. Read more
  • Foundations new Director appointed

    We are delighted to announce that the new Director of Foundations will be Paul Smith. Read more

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