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The difference we make

FILT helps older and vulnerable people repair, adapt or maintain their own homes, when no other support is available.

Do you realise what comfort is given to our clients for them to hear good news so quickly? It means so much to them, not only that someone cares, but they can stop worrying.” – Janet Rowley, caseworker, Preston Care and Repair

FILT funding delivers great results for vulnerable people:

  • enabling people to feel warm, safe and well in their own homes
  • helping people to feel less socially isolated
  • reducing the risk of going into hospital, for example through trips and falls and cold-related illness
  • enabling people to come home from hospital to a safe and warm home
  • improving peoples’ financial situations, for example through reduced fuel bills

For example in 2012, with funding from the Department of Health we ran the FILT Warm Homes Service, reaching over 6,000 people in the coldest winter months. Evaluation by Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research concluded that “this service made a big and immediate difference to clients’ lives and delivered quick, cheap interventions that may be extremely cost effective in terms of cost savings to the NHS and other sectors”. Read the FILT Warm Homes Exec Summary

Our funds help people who have a range of conditions: 29% arthritis, 21% respiratory conditions, 20% cardiovascular disease, and people with diabetes, mental health challenges and living with cancer. Around three-quarters have an annual income of up to £16,000. (Source: npower Health Through Warmth Hardship Fund Jan-Dec 2014)

Read some of the personal stories of the people FILT has made a difference for.

We are keen to talk to organisations who share our aim of helping vulnerable older people in their homes. Why not call us on 0300 124 0316 or email info@filt.org.uk

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Foundations Independent Living Trust

The Old Co-op Building
11 Railway Street
Glossop, Derbyshire
SK13 7AG
T 0300 124 0316
E info@filt.org.uk

Registered Charity No: 1103784

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