Three year funding deal for Warrington Home Improvement Agency

The deal, worth more than half a million pounds, will help WHiA to continue providing vital services, such as home aids and adaptations that help people remain in their own homes rather than hospitals and care homes.

WHiA was named Home Improvement Agency of the Year in 2013. The service is available to Warrington borough residents who are aged over 60 years or have a disability/long term health condition. The new contract will commence 1 February.

Alan Kemp, Chief Executive of Warrington Housing Association, said “Most of us would choose to remain in our own homes as we age. WHiA supports this choice and promotes good health and wellbeing for older people at home at a time of rising demand and funding pressures. We’re very proud of the real practical difference this partnership with the Borough Council makes to the daily life of many thousands of older people in Warrington.”

Councillor Pat Wright, executive member for statutory health and social care, said: “Last year the agency’s dedicated caseworkers, handypersons and technical officers handled more than four thousand cases in Warrington. It’s vital work, supporting some of our most vulnerable residents, and enabling them to live as independently as possible in safe, warm homes at the heart of our communities.

“The matched funding from Warrington Housing Association will allow the agency to reach and support even more vulnerable people.”

 For more information, visit the WHiA website: www.whia.org.uk or telephone 01925 246812.