HIA National Conference 2016 - save the date

HIA National Conference 2016 - save the date

The HIA National Conference will take place on 19 and 20 April 2016 at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. More details to follow. To pre-book a place, please email us at events@foundations.uk.com

HIA 'pen portraits'

HIA 'pen portraits'

We have published a set of home improvement agency 'pen portraits' depicting inspiring examples of HIA services delivery. 

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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