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  • A New Model of Care Centred around Home Improvement AgenciesResource - Added on 27/05/2015
    Written by David Herring, formerly Head of Housing and Development at Papworth Trust I feel that I am in quite a unique position to extoll the virtues - and short-comings - of Home Improvement Agencies (HIAs), having spent time as a senior manager not only running and expanding a network of HIAs in the East of England but, in a previous life, experiencing some of the challenges of contracting to HIAs. More recently, as a result of a personal decision to escape the "rat race", I have had the opportunity to spend some time with other operators, advising on ideas to improve services and develop new ways of working.
  • Safe, warm, decent housing for older people - Why it mattersResource - Added on 29/08/2014
    The Older People's Housing Champion's Network has produced its manifesto on housing in an ageing society and sent it to local older people's groups. It calls for:Future proofing housing for an ageing societyEngaging older people in the planning and design of new homes & neighbourhoodsPromoting a greater choice of specialist and general housing for older peopleIntegrating housing into the planning of health and care servicesProviding rapid access to affordable repairs and adaptations with practical help such as handyperson's services and Home Improvement AgenciesProviding more independent, impartial information and advice about housing, care and finance options.
  • Housing, Care and Health Integration ToolkitResource - Added on 27/01/2014
    This new tool by Foundations, supported by the Housing LIN, helps HIAs, Handyperson services and any of the related housing support providers to build a compelling case for the inclusion of such services within the planning of local authority's housing strategies, which feed into the plans of Health and Wellbeing Boards (H&WBB) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
  • Home Improvement Agencies, Dementia and Older peopleResource - Added on 13/04/2010
    This paper was first published in April 2009 in the Journal of Care Services Management, and is available free of charge for a 6-month period by kind permission of Maney Publishing (http://www. maney.
  • Adapting for a lifetime - The key role of home improvement agencies in adaptations deliveryResource - Added on 15/02/2010
    This new report from Foundations, the national body for Home Improvement Agencies (HIA) identifies examples of good practice and innovation within the HIA sector and their partnerships with local authorities, but also makes that point that many adaptations services across the country are failing, and the combination of funding shortages and long waiting lists means that services are unable to meet the needs of disabled people. The report sets out a number of ways that HIAS can lead the challenge to improve adaptations services within the budget constraints which are bound to have an impact in the next few years.
  • Connecting with Health and CareResource - Added on 20/05/2009
    This report is published jointly by the Housing LIN and Foundations. In Autumn 2007 Foundations, the National Body for home improvement agencies, was commissioned by Communities and Local Government to carry out research and produce a report examining the options for the future delivery of home improvement agency (HIA) services.
  • The Future Home Improvement Agency - Handyperson services reportResource - Added on 06/04/2009
    Housing LIN Briefing No30 - This briefing provides an overview of the recent report published the Communities and Local Governments' (CLGs) which announced additional funding for handyperson service in England. It is one of a series of reports from the Future Home Improvement Agency project pulling together good practice and setting out a broad agenda for the evolution of the sector.
  • Providing services to those with age-related mental health needs - A Good Practice guideResource - Added on 19/03/2009
    This good practice guide published by Foundations covers factual information relevant to mental health problems, legal context, practice tips, and home adaptations. Whilst targeted at Home Improvement Agencies, it contains good basic advice for practitioners in other sectors.
  • The Future Home Improvement Agency: Supporting choice and maintaining independenceResource - Added on 22/09/2008
    An overview report on factors that will determine the future success of Home Improvement Agencies (HIAs) produced as part of the Future HIA project. The role of HIAs in coordinating housing support and helping individuals connect to wider services is covered.
  • Home Improvement
    Topic - Added on 22/09/2008
    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.