Home improvements

Staying First's Home Improvement Agency (HIA) improves people’s living conditions. This helps lead to an improvement in their health and a better quality of life.

Ultimately these home improvements help adapt living spaces to best meet the resident's needs. These adaptions can help residents continue living in the home they love and maintain their independence.

Home improvements

If you own your home and your property is in need of essential repairs, we can:

» arrange for our surveyors to provide advice, full surveys and specifications of work 
» put you in touch with the right tradesmen for the work you require
» give you details of methods of funding major repair works

We charge a competitive fee for this service.  Please contact us for more information.

Aids and adaptations

If you need help to move around your home, we can help with:
» minor adaptations
» major adaptations
» funding applications

The HIA works with residents of:

» Kensington and Chelsea
» London Borough of Merton
» Shepherds Bush Housing Association
» Notting Hill Housing Trust
» Family Mosaic; and
» Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association

If you think you would benefit from adaptation works to your property, your first contact should be with your landlord or your local social services department. There is also information specifically for SBHA tenants.

Disabled Facilities Grants

These are available for major adaptations for home owners, private tenants and housing association residents.

All applicants are means-tested. We can help check your eligibility by undertaking a financial assessment with you. To qualify for a grant you will need to be assessed by an occupational therapist, who will work with you to agree what adaptations you need.

Adding Social Value

Furnish Staff helping resident move furniture

We carried our 42 major adaptations over this year! Find out more about the value our aids and adaptations provide in our annual report.