Funding is an essential component of home improvement agencies' service and without it HIAs would not be able to fulfill their principal objective of helping vulnerable people to remain living independently in their own homes. Many agencies have approached this task with commitment and creativity and, in the process, become experts in finding solutions, often involving a mix of funding sources, to meet clients’ needs.

In tough economic times money matters can have a serious impact on the lives of vulnerable people and the role of HIAs has become diverse in helping cleints with a range of issues, including:

  • Benefits and income maximisation
  • Charitable support
  • Loans - short and long term
  • Fuel costs and energy efficiency
  • Tax and insurance
  • Staying Put and the financial implications
  • Moving on - Financial appraisal
  • Debt and financial management
  • Incapacity - managing other people’s money
A provider can:
  • Support clients to meet their housing needs, health needs, and social care needs
  • Put clients in touch with reputable contractors
  • Source appropriate funding for repairs, adaptations, and improvements.
  • Work with partner agencies to improve the wellbeing of our clients

If you are a member of the public looking for help with home improvements, please contact your local home improvement agency .