Foundations in its role as national body for home improvement agencies and handyperson services, is able to accredit and then validate the quality of HIAs. The final stage is to achieve AQS accreditation.
The hierarchy of accreditation and quality approval is illustrated below:
Acquisition of the various awards is made only on successful completion of its previous stage except in the case of Accreditation which is the entry-point award.
Benefits of Accreditation
Becoming an accredited Home Improvement Agency demonstrates to your customers and commissioners that the agency provides a recognised level of service, and brings with it access to support from Foundations to help develop the service, access to training and learning events, reduced cost TrustMark membership and listing on the www.findmyhia.org.uk website.
Accredited HIAs can use the Home Improvement Agency logos:
Download the HIA logo - colour
Download the HIA logo - greyscale
For details on using the HIA logos, please download the Brand Style Guide
Accreditation also brings with it eligibility to apply for funding through the Foundations Independent Living Trust, which can only distribute funds to accredited HIAs.
To seek accreditation for your service please complete this form: