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What we do
We’re Foundations, the National Body for Home Improvement Agencies.
We are contracted by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to oversee a national network of nearly 200 Home Improvement Agencies (HIAs) and handyperson providers across the country.
Have a look at some of our latest work and publications.
National Healthy Housing Awards
Improving collaboration between social care and housing – A New Workshop from Foundations
New ideas, new insights, new talent
Need help to make adaptations to your own home?
As the National Body for Home Improvement Agencies Foundations provides a directory of local Home Improvement Agencies and a website to check how well your home meets your needs.
If you or someone you live with has a disability and is looking for help, these websites will help you to find where you can get help locally.
They also offer information about how to make your home safe and help you to find out if you are eligible for funding support from your local council.
If you require support accessing or using the websites or would like to know more you can contact us on: 0300 124 0315
You can also email us: [email protected]
AdaptMyHome allows you to check how well your home supports your needs, and whether you could benefit from some adaptations to help you stay safe and independent.
Need help with repairs or adaptations to your home? Visit this website to find your nearest Home Improvement Agency and details about how to get in touch.
Explore our upcoming events and training
DFG Basics – Rules and Regulations
East of England HIA Regional Manager Network Meeting
Welfare Benefits Training
Foundations Network Meeting for Caseworkers
Specialist Occupational Therapist DFG Basics – Rules and Regulations
DFG Champions Roadshow 2022: Leeds
Foundations offers a range of training courses and CPD sessions aimed mainly at caseworkers and technical staff. The courses are updated regularly, and we respond to national legislative changes to ensure they meet the needs of the sector. We offer both offline and online training sessions as well as our always-popular FREE DFG Training.
We are always willing to put on new courses if the demand is there so if you have a particular need, please let us know and we will see what we can do.
Foundations Case Manager
Foundations Case Manager (FCM) is a versatile, web-based, case management solution that can be embedded within your day-to-day working processes, whether utilised partially or fully FCM can help improve overall time scales and ensure data recording & reporting needs are met.
The system incorporates any number of core workflow processes with custom fields, case actions, appointment booking/handling and management, document management and report creation/generation within a permission controlled environment.
Foundations Case Manager allows users to choose a unique package of the core system and additional modules, allowing bespoke and unique case management solutions for a wide range of organisations and services.
Foundations Independent Living Trust
We operate as part of Foundations, supporting case workers to find the right funding for their clients.
Through distribution of Corporate Social Responsibility and charity funds to HIAs, we enable caseworkers to provide a range of invaluable support measures to older and vulnerable people to help them live with dignity in their own homes.
This funding can help you to deliver a fast and effective service by assessing customer need and carrying out the necessary work.