Pilot Projects with Taylor Wimpey
Foundations Independent Living Trust has been around since 2001. Back then it was just “Foundations Trust”, set up to provide a hardship fund for Home Improvement Agencies to access for their clients. And that’s been its key priority ever since – currently channelling funds from nPower and Gas Safe Charity.
Back in 2006 when we added “Independent Living” to its name, it also had some secondary priorities:
- To provide practical support for Home Improvement Agencies in delivering their services to vulnerable people, such as training, disseminating good practice, improving information technology capacity, and collective purchasing.
- To support research programmes that will improve understanding and promote solutions to the problems facing vulnerable people who need to adapt or repair their homes.
With a new Chair (Jacqueline Winstanley) and funding from Taylor Wimpey, we decided it was time to revisit some of these secondary priorities and see what we can do to provide practical support to the sector and undertake some useful research.
This means we can align the Trust’s work much more closely with Foundations and do some innovative and interesting stuff.