Date published: 06 December 2020
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The council’s Home Improvement Agency (HIA) has won a National Healthy Housing Award
Outstanding work from the council’s Home Improvement Agency (HIA) has led the service to win a National Healthy Housing Award.
Announced in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday 1 December, the HIA won the title of Social Housing Adaptations Service of the Year.
The HIA has worked closely with landlords to help them understand the disabled facility grant (DFG) process and use funding flexibly in order to support tenants. Success stories include a family with three wheelchair-dependent children who moved into a new home that had been adapted to their needs using DFG money.
Judges shortlisted the team in the caseworker of the year, technical officer of the year, home adaptions service of the year,…