Our Accessible Homes Team have scooped a national award
The team won the ‘Social Housing Adaptations Service of the Year’ award at the National Healthy Housing Awards.
Who are the awards delivered by?
The awards are delivered by Foundations – the Government appointed body that oversees a national network of nearly 200 home improvement agencies (HIAs) and handyperson providers across England.
What does the Accessible Homes Team do?
The Accessible Homes Team assess Kirklees residents, of any age, who have health issues that make it difficult for them to manage at home, and supports them with the provision of equipment and adaptations.
The team work closely with residents to find the best solutions for their individual needs, and where adaptions needed are more extensive they will signpost them to possible sources of financial assistance.
The service was recognised for its work with social housing tenants, but they also support those who live in private rented properties or are home-owners.
Cllr Cathy Scott Cabinet member for housing said:
“This award recognises the fantastic work our accessible homes team does to help people stay independent and remain in their own home.
Illness and disability affects people of all ages, and being able to do the things that many of us take for granted like go upstairs, use the bathroom or cook a meal unaided really can change someone’s life.
I would urge anyone who is struggling at home to get in touch with the service through gateway to care on 01484 414933.”