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.
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