Home improvement agencies
These can help older, vulnerable and disabled people to maintain their independence in their own homes. In Gloucestershire, health, housing and social care are working together to fund and organise services to make sure this happens. Safe at Home Gloucestershire is a countywide Home Improvement Agency now available to help people to remain living in their homes by ensuring they are in good repair and adapted for their needs.
Services include: information, signposting and practical help with housing repairs, improvements; renovations and adaptations which support independent living at home; small repairs service for minor adaptations to help people to live more safely.
Safe at Home also offers confidential advice and support including:
• advice on housing options and helping you decide which is best for you;
• advice and information about grants and benefits and funding for works; and
• help accessing other local support services
On your behalf Safe at Home can manage any works carried out in your home, for example drawing up plans,obtaining estimates and liaising with contractors, council grant officers and occupational therapists.
To request a free home visit, or to talk to any member of the team, freephone: 0800 032 3139.