What is a home improvement agency (HIA)?

What is a home improvement agency (HIA)?

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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

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

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  • English Housing Survey 2013 - 2014 image

    English Housing Survey 2013 - 2014

    27 February - The English Housing Survey is a national survey of people's housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing in England. Read more
  • Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund: phase 2 open for bids

    20 February - Specialist housing developers and providers are being invited to bid for a share of an additional fund of up to £155 million to develop accommodation for adults who need support in order to live independently, be it due to old age or disability. Read more
  • Alzheimer's £30m research collaboration begins

    16 February - A new network of £30m research centres is being launched to spearhead the search for an Alzheimer's cure. Alzheimer's Research UK has announced a Drug Discovery Alliance, which will see research centres pooling their expertise to fight the disease. Read more
  • Easing the pressure

    10 February - Pete Watts from Swan Housing Association explains how care and housing services play a vital role in easing pressure on the NHS Read more

Voice of the sector

  • Croydon Staying Put receives visit from Housing Minister Brandon Lewis in recognition of the excellent services delivered image

    Croydon Staying Put receives visit from Housing Minister Brandon Lewis in recognition of the excellent services delivered

    The Housing Minister Brandon Lewis and local MP Gavin Barwell visited Croydon Council’s in-house home improvement agency to find out first-hand about the service’s dynamic approach of delivering home-based interventions that help build a stronger, healthier community. Read more
  • Collaborate for better care

    The cost of care in the NHS continues to come under political scrutiny. Stephen Burke, FILT Chair, says energy companies could help ease the strain by increasing collaboration on prevention. Read more
  • Care Act 2014 and Statutory Guidance

    This briefing sets out the implications of the Act and guidance for commissioners and providers of Home Improvement Agency Services in England. Read more

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