The service offered by Oxford Metropolis Council’s Residence Enchancment Company (HIA) has received awards in two classes on the Nationwide Wholesome Housing Awards 2022.
The Nationwide Wholesome Housing Awards have been organised by Foundations, a nationwide physique overseeing a community of greater than 200 dwelling enchancment companies and handyperson suppliers.
The awards rejoice people and companies supporting individuals throughout the nation to stay comfortably in their very own properties.
The HIA’s contractors Aselford Plumbing and Heating have been winners of the Contractor of the Yr Award. This recognises contractors who’ve proven wonderful customer support and nice workmanship in adapting the properties of disabled individuals.
Contractors are a key companion in delivering profitable adaptation schemes, typically spending extra time within the dwelling than all different professionals mixed.
In what judges referred to as “a really intently scored class”, the HIA was additionally awarded a commendation of excellence for Sustainability in Residence Variations.
This recognises wonderful observe in integrating a response to local weather change within the supply of incapacity diversifications and the judges stated that HIA was doing “sensible work that deserved to be celebrated.”
The awards ceremony befell on 6 December on the Nationwide Soccer Museum in Manchester.
Recommendation and help from the Residence Enchancment Company
Components like previous age, incapacity, a well being situation or gas poverty can put individuals in poor housing situations in danger. Assist from the HIA may help them stay safely and independently in their very own properties.
The HIA may help with adaptions to a house and normal family repairs, minor electrical and plumbing works, vitality effectivity measures and residential security and safety.
Grants or loans could also be out there to undertake any mandatory work.
Oxford HIA is an element funded by Oxfordshire County Council and the NHS Higher Care Fund. The county council not too long ago agreed to resume its contract for HIA companies for 3 years from 1 April 2022.
To debate the help the HIA could possibly supply name 01865 252788 or go to www.oxford.gov.uk/hia
“Our Residence Enchancment Company carries out invaluable work in serving to individuals to stay independently, safely and comfortably in their very own properties. I’m thrilled to see the staff get recognition for this work in two classes on the Nationwide Wholesome Housing Awards 2022.”
Councillor Linda Smith, cupboard member for housing