Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE YOUR OWN HOME
 
REGAIN AND RETAIN INDEPENDENT LIVING

We’re an award-winning Lincolnshire charity offering a broad range of services all with a single aim:

​                          to help you to live independently and safely in your own home.

Whether you’re suffering from a long-term, limiting illness or disability, or simply getting older, there are many reasons why you might be struggling to live independently and safely in your own home.  Issues such as mobility, accessibility, heating, safety, security, social isolation or mounting repairs can begin to seem overwhelming.

The good news is there’s no need to struggle own your own.  Drawing on many years’ experience, we can offer a whole range of services – from assessment of your home and lifestyle to adaptations and repairs - to help you to restore your home to a pleasant environment which works for you and enhance your overall wellbeing.

Lincolnshire Home Improvement Agency is part of the FirstStop ‘Managing Money Better’ project funded by Comic Relief under their ‘Managing Money Better programme’ to help provide in-depth tailored advice on the financial issues that older people face when making decisions about their housing and care options. The organisation is concerned that this part of its service reaches people who may be particularly vulnerable, such as those people who fund their own care but need good quality information about their options in order to make the best decisions.

An example of the work we do

When Charles and Christine started to find it increasingly difficult to get up the steep step into their home, it made them feel powerless.

They contacted LHIA, who arranged to have some grab rails fitted on either side of the back door and, after speaking with them, arranged another above the bath.

LHIA’s handyperson service arranged a reliable contractor to provide the parts and install the grab rails, and even paid for the funding so the work was at no cost to the couple. 

“It’s such a small change, but it’s made such a big difference,” says Christine. “I don’t have the constant nagging worry in the back of my head of ‘what if I can’t climb the step today?’. I know that I can get into and out of the house with no difficulty and it’s been a huge boost to my confidence.

“It’s changed my life, it honesty has. I don’t feel undermined by my home anymore. LHIA reminded us that it’s our home, and we have every right to make it work for us.” 

“It’s great!” adds Charles. “I can get around much easier than I could before and it was free, which surprised me. But for me the best part of the job isn’t the finished product, it’s how eager to help LHIA’s staff were. Our caseworker, Kate, was fantastic. She was always on hand to offer advice, she’d ring us up to see how we were and if the grab rails were making a difference. They were a crucial contact point for us from our very first phone call.”

Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency

Key people and contact details

  • Mick King is our Agency Director
  • Catrin Fieldson (pictured left) is our Housing Options Advisor
For more information, call our friendly team today on 01522 516300

Email: info@lincshia.org
Website:
Lincolnshire HIA

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Write: Customer Relations, Suite 3, Saracen House, Crusader Road, City Office Park, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7AS

Registered Charity: 1116103
Company Registration: 5671186
President – The Lord Bishop of Lincoln


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