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

Care Act Roadshow

Care Act Roadshow

Find out what the underpinning principles of the Care Act are, understand the changes brought by the Act and explore the exciting opportunities it brings for the housing support sector. Leeds 4 Nov, Birmingham 5 Nov, London 11 Nov. Book 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

  • Final Care Act guidance published image

    Final Care Act guidance published

    On 23 October, the Department of Health published its response to its consultation on draft guidance and regulations for Part 1 of the Care Act. Read more
  • The Care Act - an opportunity the housing support sector must grab

    22 October - The Care Act 2014 represents a huge opportunity for home improvement agencies. Statutory guidance is imminent and there are lots of positives in this guidance for the housing support sector which we’ll be discussing at Foundations’ Care Act Roadshows (Leeds 4 Nov, Birmingham 5 Nov, London 11 Nov). Read more
  • More men face lonely old age, says study

    13 October - Britain’s men are facing a future blighted by rising levels of loneliness and “social isolation”, new research suggests. Read more
  • Warmer homes: more pensioners to receive energy bill discount

    6 October - An extra 200,000 pensioners will get money off their energy bills this winter, as the Warm Home Discount scheme expands for the fourth year. Read more

Voice of the sector

  • Pendle couple enjoying warm home for first time in 40 years image

    Pendle couple enjoying warm home for first time in 40 years

    Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has visited a local elderly couple who are enjoying central heating in their home for the very first time after receiving support from a warmth scheme. Read more
  • Contributions to reports and consultations

    At Foundations we are currently involved and are preparing responses to the following consultations: Read more
  • St Vincent’s prepares vulnerable residents for return of colder months

    As the summer draws to an end, the St Vincent’s Homecare & Repair Team will be on hand to ensure warmth is at the heart of the home for vulnerable residents across Ribble Valley, Pendle and Rossendale. 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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