Home Improvement Agency shortlisted for two national awards

Home Improvement Agency shortlisted for two national awards

Oxford City Council’s Household Advancement Agency (HIA) has been shortlisted in two categories at the Nationwide Healthy Housing Awards 2022.

The Nationwide Nutritious Housing Awards are organised by Foundations, a national body overseeing a community of much more than 200 dwelling advancement organizations and handyperson vendors.

The awards celebrate people and expert services supporting persons throughout the state to are living easily in their very own homes, with Oxford’s HIA shortlisted for:

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  • the Sustainable Dwelling Variations Award, which recognises outstanding exercise in integrating a reaction to local weather adjust in the supply of disability diversifications
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  • the Contractor of the Year Award, which recognises contractors who have demonstrated great client services and fantastic workmanship in adapting the homes of disabled people. Contractors are a critical husband or wife in providing effective adaptation techniques, usually investing far more time in the residence than all other pros combined
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Shortlisted nominees have been decided on by an impartial panel which includes associates from NHS England, the Centre for Ageing Improved and the Division for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

The awards ceremony will take location on 6 December at the Countrywide Football Museum in Manchester.

Information and assistance from the Dwelling Improvement Company

Inadequate housing situations can set persons at threat due to difficulties like aged age, disabilities, overall health situations or reduced revenue. Enable from the HIA can help them stay safely and securely and independently in their very own properties.

The HIA can aid with adaptions to a dwelling and typical house repairs, minimal electrical and plumbing functions, strength effectiveness measures and home safety and security.

Grants or financial loans may perhaps be readily available to undertake any necessary perform.

A single instance of how HIA can aid is Mr & Mrs B, who the team has supported for some decades. At first aiding with a Disabled Facility Grant for a stair lift, HIA has also served with numerous boiler repairs and a substitution boiler applying Fuel Safe and Winter season Warmth funding.

Much more not long ago, the HIA was capable to help fund essential stair elevate maintenance with a Harmless and Safe Grant. The team also accomplished absolutely free draught proofing and strength effectiveness actions inside of their residence and set up a smoke alarm.

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“We would remarkably propose employing HIA, these a fantastic provider to have. You modify lives, you unquestionably modified ours. Acquiring the stair raise installed adjusted both of those our life. I did not need to be concerned about him slipping and he did not have to have to worry about how he could get up and down. It gave us such peace of brain. It is also all the other issues you do and it’s wonderful to consider that if we experienced a trouble we can contact you, normally there and easy to get maintain of. Our caseworker has been so supportive all through and the contractors have been faultless. Thank you.”

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Mrs B

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Oxford HIA is component funded by Oxfordshire County Council and the NHS Superior Care Fund. The county council lately agreed to renew its contract for HIA solutions for 3 years from 1 April 2022.

To focus on the guidance the HIA may perhaps be equipped to provide contact 01865 252788 or visit www.oxford.gov.british isles/hia

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“Our Residence Enhancement Company carries out invaluable work in aiding people to stay independently, securely and easily in their own homes. Oxfordshire County Council has not long ago extended its deal for HIA providers by a few many years and it is also great to see the crew recognised for its work by getting nominated for two awards at the Countrywide Wholesome Housing Awards.”

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Councillor Linda Smith, cupboard member for housing

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Home Improvement Agency team photo