Published: 2nd Jun 2020

The national body for home improvement agencies, Foundations has launched a new project to help social landlords support residents who want to live independently. The study will look at how housing associations and other registered providers carry out a range of home adaptations, from grab rails and stairlifts to changes that help tenants with sight loss or dementia. Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT) is supporting the study, together with two housing associations that specialise in accessible properties, Habinteg and Anchor Hanover. The results will feed into a practical report that will showcase innovation and good practice with the aim of helping more people to remain living independently in their own homes. ‘Social landlords play a vital role in supporting some of the most vulnerable people in society to live independently,’ said Foundations director, Paul Smith. ‘This important research will improve the evidence base about how home adaptations are carried out … (To read the full article, subscribe below)