Sector showcase

See a summary of the 2017 HIA Awards winning and commended entries.

There are many different models of Handyperson Service in existence around the country, each developing from local needs and gaps in existing services plus available resources, both in terms of funding, and the experience and expertise of local providers.

Read some great examples of Handyperson services here.

We are pleased to share the completed case study on a service delivered by West of England Care & Repair with the Dolphin Society in 2016: Reducing Delayed Transfer of Care through housing interventions: Evidence of Impact. The service was evaluated by Sheila Mackintosh.

Download the case study

We have published a series of pen portraits illustrating good practice within the home improvement agency sector. These examples of innovative work focus on Integration, Partnership working, Disabled Facilities Grants, Innovation, Dementia and Winter Warmth. 

Innovation - Revival 

Integration - Sunderland Care & Support

Dementia - Care & Repair Leeds

DFG - Papworth Trust

Hospital Discharge - Manchester Care & Repair

Winter warmth - Homelife Carlisle

Partnership - Lincolnshire HIA

Following our successful DFG Summit held in December 2015, we will continue to produce case studies illustrating best practice in the delivery of DFG. 

Case study no. 1 - Cornwall Home Solutions

Case study no. 2 - Somerset My Home, My Life

Case study no. 3 - Revival HIA

Case study no. 4 - Dorset Accessible Homes Service

Case study no. 5 - White Rose HIA 

Case study no. 6 - Nottingham City Council 

Case study no. 7 - HEART Warwickshire

Case study no. 8 - Family Mosaic Kent

See some great examples of hospital discharge schemes operated by home improvement agencies. 

Care & Repair England has produced a series of notebook style ‘cameo’ descriptions of local delivery of home adaptations. This initiative was backed by Public Health England and endorsed by the Home Adaptations Consortium.

WE Care & Repair

Walsall Independent Living Centre

Sunderland Care & Support

Suffolk Orbit Care & Repair

Middlesbrough Staying Put

Knowsley Centre for Independent Living