Updated on 19/06/2012
Home improvement refers to a range of services to assist vulnerable people with work to improve the safety, comfort and sustainability of their homes. Examples of home improvement include insulation, repairs, major and minor adaptations, efficient heating systems. Older people are the largest group receiving this type of support. Many of these services are provided by Home Improvement Agencies (HIAs), which will offer information, advice, practical help (e.g. handyperson services) and may directly negotiate with builders etc on behalf of a an individual.
The resources listed below provide information about current types of services and issues for the future development of home improvement services.