The National Body for Home Improvement Agencies.
Financial assistance and other forms of support are often available from grant-giving charities, depending on your particular background and circumstances. Turn2Us Grants Search database contains information on over 3,000 charitable funds offering welfare and educational grants, as well as other support and services.
FirstStop Advice is an independent, free service provided by the national charity Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) in partnership with other local and national organisations.
The service is for older people, their families and carers. It aims to help you get the help or care you need to live as independently and comfortably as possible.
The Energy Saving Advice Service are contracted by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to run a telephone advice service offering impartial energy-saving advice to homes and businesses in England and Wales. The advice service signposts callers to a wide range of organisations that can help install energy-saving measures in their homes and reduce their fuel bills. It is also supporting the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) as these schemes develop.
The new telephone number for the service is 0300 123 1234. The advice provided is free, but calls are charged at the standard national rates.
Occupational therapy supports people with health concerns that prevent them from carrying out activities. The term ‘occupation’ refers to activities that allow people to live independently. This could include self-care, everyday tasks, work and leisure.