Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency (LHIA) is an award-winning local charity which helps older people and those facing illness and disability to live independently at home. For over 12 years, they have been providing services including home adaptations for people with mobility issues, handy person services, equipment to help with everyday life, and information, advice and support.
They adapt homes to help people avoid tripping and slipping hazards and go about daily activities safely and with confidence. Adaptations include specially designed bathrooms and kitchens, stair lifts, access ramps for wheelchair users, and complex work such as property extensions and conversions.
Their adaptations incorporate the latest thinking, features and facilities to help people with a range of health issues, including visual impairment and dementia. They can also help people to ‘future proof’ homes and adapt homes in preparation for older age. They can manage the whole project on the customer’s behalf and use only Trusted Traders (contractors who have been independently vetted) to bring peace of mind.
Customers include people who pay for the adaptation themselves, and those eligible for a government grant called the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG). If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible for a DFG or how to meet the cost of an adaptation, please call their expert, friendly team for advice.
Feedback indicates that home adaptations really do make a world of difference to people’s lives. One recent customer commented: ‘We are so happy with everything. Thank you for giving me back my independence. 5 star – excellent. I have recommended LHIA to all my friends. Everyone that has seen the finished work is very, very impressed.’
In addition to home adaptations, they offer handyperson services to help keep homes warm, safe, secure and fit for purpose. Services include fitting grab rails, bannister rails, door chains, key safes and light bulbs, and small plumbing and electrical jobs.
They also offer over 3,000 items of equipment to help with everyday activities, including eating and drinking, grooming and personal care, including over-bed tables, bath boards, shower seats, toilet raisers, key safes and grab rails.
Finally, they can help their customers overcome all sorts of challenges, such as money worries, loneliness and getting out and about, and provide free information, advice and support, drawing upon broad experience and a vast range of local contacts.