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

Our Care Act Roadshows in Leeds, Birmingham and London have been a great success thanks to everyone who attended. Presentations are now available 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

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  • Give social care and housing the chance to get the NHS out of crisis image

    Give social care and housing the chance to get the NHS out of crisis

    22 January - Dan Mitchell, manager at Swan Care & Repair, argues that better integration between housing, social care and health can have a big impact on A&E departments. Read more
  • Health and Housing Memorandum of Understanding

    19 January - As part of collaborative work across government, housing, health and social care sectors to drive integration, a pioneering Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by sector professional and trade bodies, including Foundations. Read more
  • Better housing support can relieve winter pressures

    9 January - Housing improvements are a vital preventative measure keeping elderly people from requiring emergency hospitalisation. Read more
  • A helping hand for vulnerable people

    8 January - Our charity Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT) is being selected as one of the main beneficiaries of recent energy company fines – to the tune of nearly £900,000. Read more

Voice of the sector

  • Care Act 2014 and Statutory Guidance image

    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
  • Out of sight, out of help

    Regulation and mounting public expectation are pushing local authorities and utilities to do more for the fuel poor. But the most vulnerable are hard to find warns Malcolm Ramsay. Read more
  • Stay warm, safe and well this winter

    "Thank you for your contribution paid towards my heating repair. My daughter has special needs and we spent last winter huddled under sleeping bags trying to keep warm. Now next winter we will be warm." Read more

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