An icon of a houseFoundations Independent Living Trust

Foundations Independent Living Trust is the charitable arm of Foundations. We operate as part of Foundations, supporting case workers to find the right funding for their clients.

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FILT is a registered charity. Registered Charity No: 1103784

Company Number: 04593407 Contact:

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What we do

We help older and vulnerable people live with dignity in their own homes.

We operate funds which enable local home improvement agencies to provide a range of support measures.

We distribute Corporate Social Responsibility and charity funds to HIAs so you can deliver fast and effective service by assessing customer need and carrying out the necessary work.

  • At Foundations Independent Living Trust, we recognise that for older, vulnerable and financially constrained people, the desire to stay at home can often be at odds with the practicalities of staying at home. Actioning manageable repairs, small-scale improvements and assistive modifications can feel like a mountain to climb. What should in principle be easy is transformed into an insurmountable challenge –threatening their sense of safety, security and well-being in the one place that should afford them these very things –their home.

    Our mission is to help people to continue to love their home, to thrive in their home. To not feel that everyday is a battle to live independent, purposeful lives in their home. To make sure no one falls through the gap –however large or small their need.

    With our family of partners, we provide the funding, advice and support to ensure everyday people in need can make the practical changes and repairs to their homes that they need, and deserve. From a new boiler to a front door grab-rail; from new windows to simple draught excluders. Because small changes can have meaningful, lifechanging impacts. Because small is powerful. It’s what we do, everyday.

Our Trustees and Patrons

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Jacqueline Winstanley
BSc (hons)


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Jon Trigg


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Steve Wood


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Nick Huston


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Lord Richard Best

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Baroness Elizabeth (Kay) Andrews OBE

The difference we make

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“Do you realise what comfort is given to our clients for them to hear good news so quickly? It means so much to them, not only that someone cares, but they can stop worrying.”
Janet Rowley, caseworker, Preston Care and Repair

Funding from Foundations Independent Living Trust delivers great results for vulnerable people:

Enabling people to feel warm, safe and well in their own homes.

Helping people to feel less socially isolated reducing the risk of going into hospital, for example through trips and falls and cold-related illness.

Enabling people to come home from hospital to a safe and warm home.

Improving peoples’ financial situations, for example through reduced fuel bills.

We are keen to talk to organisations who share our aim of helping vulnerable older people in their homes. Why not call us on 0300 124 0316 or email

FILT is a registered charity. Registered Charity No: 1103784

Company Number: 04593407 Contact: