Home Improvement Agency
What we do
We support older people, people with disabilities or those on low incomes to repair, improve or adapt their homes. Our main aim is to support people with continued independence in their homes.
We provide the service through two Home Improvement Agencies (HIA), New Forest HIA and Test Valley HIA, in alliance with In Touch (Family Mosaic).
How we help you
Our staff work in partnership with clients, occupational therapists, local council officers and others, and offer a professional, confidential, and supportive service. The agencies help to support people by:
What does it cost?
There is no charge for the support element of the HIA. If technical support is provided, this is charged at 10% of the overall grant; if you are entitled to Disabled Facilities Grant the cost will be included within that.
If you wish to utilise the HIA technical services for private adaptations, the cost is 10% of the overall cost of the adaptation. This service includes feasibility, drawings, obtaining planning permission, project management, tender and overseeing works to completion.
Where we provide the service
Our commitment to quality
All staff are DBS checked and fully trained to enable them to safely deliver support to a high standard. We are accredited through Foundations the National Body for Home Improvement Agencies.
What our clients say
How to contact us
Clients can access the Home Improvement Agency either through the local authority, Occupational Therapists at Hampshire County Council or by self referral. If you would like to find out more please get in touch using the contact details below.
To contact New Forest Home Improvement Agency:
Tel 01425 478005
To contact Test Valley Home Improvement Agency:
Tel 0800 8491 334
Office opening hours
9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday