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"FOLD - STAYING PUT HOME IMPROVEMENT" PROGRAM

WHATThe "FOLD-Staying Put Home Improvement" Program is similar to a care and repair or home improvement agency that helps elderly and those with disabilities by offering free practical advice and support to adapt their homes through the Housing Executive Grants Scheme.
WHYSo that seniors who are finding that their current home no longer meets their needs and are in need of minor home modifications to make life easier can get home improvement work done and avoid moving into long-term care facilities.
WHEREFold Housing Association. Ireland, United Kingdom, UK.


Program Description


"By making homes a safer and more comfortable environment, thousands of people in Northern Ireland each year are avoiding the need for residential care or prolonged hospitalization thus remaining in the home of their choice."

- foldgroup.co.uk

People are aging and more and more are choosing to remain at home to retain their independence and remain close to their family, friends and support network. This is possible with an application to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for a grant to adapt or repair homes. Making homes more “senior friendly” can increase the safety and independence of older adults.

The “FOLD-Staying Put Home Improvement” Program advises elderly on the grants process, helps with grant documentation, helps obtain an architect, helps decide on  a building contractor and provide technical advice or guidance when home improvement work is onsite.

A Housing Advisor visits the home of the elderly person to discuss the home improvement process.

Fold Housing Association provides a range of housing and support services throughout Northern Ireland.
source: foldgroup.co.uk

Care and Repair Home Improvment Agencies in United Kingdom UK

Care and Repair Cymru Home Improvements for Elderly and Disabled Scotland - Offers independent advice and assistance to help elderly or disabled homeowners repair, improve or adapt their homes so that they can live in comfort and safely in their own community. Scotland, United Kingdom, UK.

Care and Repair Cymru Home Improvements for Elderly and Disabled Care & Repair Cymru Wales - The "Older People's Housing Champion" is a national charity working to ensure that elderly are living safely in their homes that are still meeting their physical needs. Home improvement assistance and support is provided to elderly. In Wales, United Kingdom

Foundations National Body for Home Improvement Agency -An organization that groups together home improvement agencies, which aim to assist vulnerable, elderly, disabled or low-income homeowners to modify, repair, or adapt their homes so that they may live more independently with dignity. Also known as Care and Repair or Staying Put Schemes. England, United Kingdom UK.

Houseproud Home Improvement Program - A not-for-profit staying put scheme helping coordinate home improvements, home repairs and adaptations to homes of elderly in the England, United Kingdom UK

Care and Repair Leicester Program - Home improvement agency that helps elderly or disabled persons to repair, maintain or adapt their homes through a housing advisor visit and support during contractor work. Home repairs and modifications allow elderly to "stay put" or "age in place" and avoid moving into long-term care facilities. Leicester, England. United Kingdom UK

Care and Repair Manchester Program - Assists elderly in home improvement, home modifications, helps them assess options, obtain finance and supports them through the repair process. So they can "stay put" or "age in place" and avoid moving into long-term care facilities. Manchester, England, United Kingdom UK

Barnet Care and Repair Home Improvement Agency Program - Home improvement agency that helps elderly or disabled persons "stay put" in their own homes by repairing, maintaining or adapting their homes through a housing advisor visit and support during contractor work.London, England, United Kingdom UK

Bishop Creighton House Care and Repair Program - A home improvement agency providing support for elderly or the disabled helping them maintain their independence and remain in their own homes or "stay put" for as long as possible. London, England, United Kingdom UK

Mears's Home Improvement Agency Services Program - Through the use of home repairs, aids, home adaptations, home improvements agencies can empower elderly individuals to live independently at home. England, United Kingdom UK

Find out more about the "FOLD-Staying Put Home Improvement" Program

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