Our network of 200 Home Improvement Agencies play a crucial role around health/care and well-being for vulnerable people, prevention and integration. For example, they are successfully reaching those at risk of falling into fuel poverty by:
- Forming successful partnerships with local NHS teams, social services and third sector organisations to provide a holistic service
- Providing a rapid response service to repair and replace boilers, often at no cost to clients on low incomes
- Offering professional advice on how home owners and private tenants can make their homes more energy efficient. This may include installing insulation, energy efficient light bulbs and other measures to keep fuel and electricity costs down
- Providing trusted and reliable information about the other help available to help those who aren’t eligible for grant funding
Foundations and FILT have collaboratively responded to consultations on a number of issues facing the HIAs and their customers, such as excess winter deaths, fuel poverty, sustaining independence at home and more.
We continue to focus on raising our profile through regional and national press and publications where appropriate.