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Find out everything you need to know about our fantastic team and who we work with

Foundations is the National Body for Home Improvement Agencies in England. This means that we’re contracted by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government to oversee a national network of nearly 200 home improvement agencies (HIAs) and handyperson providers across the country.

It’s a role we’ve held since 2000, and since 2015 we’ve also been supporting local authorities to improve how they deliver Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) – whether they use a HIA or not.

In practice, this means that we:

You can find more details in our Workplan (opens a new window)

Most of the things we do are provided completely free of charge, so get in touch to see how we can help! We try to be different and make a difference.

*Please contact us to discuss pricing

Our Mission

Provide great information, products and services for all the dedicated professionals helping to keep people warm, safe and secure in their home.

Our Vision

Leading and inspiring positive change in the delivery of home adaptations and improvements.

Our Values

We are different and make a difference

If we do things that make a difference and stand out as being different, then people will remark about it. That means we might just be doing something remarkable.

We always work in perpetual beta

We recognise that the world is constantly evolving and that we need to evolve with it. There will always be something we can do to improve what we do, it may be a small step but they all add up.

We challenge our own thinking

We often have strong views, but hold them quite lightly. We know where we're going but are flexible on how we get there.

We strive to speak with integrity

We will say what we believe to be right. It might not always be a popular point of view, but sometimes our mission will require us to challenge perceptions.

We trust each other and work together

To achieve our mission we need to work as a team, and any effective team has to have trust in each other - and have each others backs.

We seek partnerships that serve our mission

We can do more by working with others. This can sometimes take longer and require flexibility and compromise but will usually bring better results than we could achieve alone.