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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.

Stiltz

Featured Supplier

As a future proofed alternative to traditional stairlifts, Stiltz Homelifts allow residents and tenants with restricted mobility to continue living safely and independently for longer in their existing multi-level properties.

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]

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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.

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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

20
Sep
Training, DFG, DLF

DLF Home Adaptations for Professionals: Access to the Home Module

This module examines the assessment needs for getting into and out of the home. It includes solutions such as ramps, door modification, thresholds, external lifts and stair lifts.
Date: 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM, Tuesday 20th September 2022
Location: Fortuna Mobility, 4 Northgate Business Centre, Crown Rd, Enfield EN1 1TG
21
Sep
Roadshow

DFG Champion Roadshow 2022: Wolverhampton

DFG Champions Roadshow 2022, Grand Station, Wolverhampton.
Date: 21 September 2022
Location: Grand Station, Sun Street, Wolverhampton, WV10 0BF
21
Sep
Training, DLF, TA, Trusted Assessors

DLF Trusted Assessor: Assessing and Adapting the Home

To enable the Trusted Assessor to identify a need for major adaptations, assess measure for and prescribe major adaptations and apply for DFG funding for the adaptations.
Date: 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM, Wednesday 21st September 2022
Location: Fortuna Mobility, 4 Northgate Business Centre, Crown Rd, Enfield EN1 1TG
22
Sep
Training, DFG, DLF

DLF Home Adaptations for Professionals: Bathroom Design Module

This module looks at bathroom needs, including toileting and hygiene requirements. Solutions discussed include bidet toilets, level access showers, adapted baths and wet rooms.
Date: 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM, Thursday 22nd September 2022
Location: Disability North, The Dene Centre, Castle Farm Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 1PH
23
Sep
Training, DLF, TA, Trusted Assessors

DLF Trusted Assessor: Assessing and Adapting the Home

To enable the Trusted Assessor to identify a need for major adaptations, assess measure for and prescribe major adaptations and apply for DFG funding for the adaptations.
Date: 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM, Friday 23rd September 2022
Location: Disability North, The Dene Centre, Castle Farm Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 1PH
26
Sep
Training, DFG, Technical Officer

Basic Construction for Adaptations

This training course will provide a greater understanding of all the considerations needed when undertaking disabled adaptations to a home environment.
Date: 26 September 2022
Location: Online
27
Sep
Training, DFG

DFG Basics – Rules and Regulations

Foundations DFG Basics course will give you a better understanding when and how to use discretion, provide ideas to improve delivery systems and help you learn about common misunderstandings.
Date: 27 September 2022
Location: Microsoft Teams
28
Sep
Roadshow, DFG, HIA

DFG Champions Roadshow 2022: London

DFG Champions Roadshow 2022, Clayton Hotel Chiswick, London.
Date: 28 September 2022, 9am - 3:15pm
Location: Clayton Hotel Chiswick, 626 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5RY

Training

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.

> Find out more about our training opportunities. 

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Elearning

Foundations Case Manager

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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.

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