New look for Lincoln home independence charity

A Lincoln-based charity, which is helping vulnerable people to live safe, independent lifestyles, is being given a new name as its wellbeing service expands.

The award-winning Lincolnshire Home Improvement Agency will now be known as the Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency.

The charity was originally established in 2006 to undertake home adaptations, improvements and repairs (from installation of grab rails to full building conversions) on behalf of vulnerable, disabled and elderly people struggling with all sorts of challenges, including mobility, sight, hearing and memory loss.

The charity sources aiding equipment for the home in order to help people across the county.

The charity sources aiding equipment for the home in order to help people across the county.

Since that time, the organisation’s remit has evolved considerably. As part of the Lincs Independent Living Partnership (a consortium of local charities), it now leads on delivery of the Wellbeing Service, with the objective of enabling individuals to retain independence at home.

Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency will continue its role role of adapting, repairing and improving homes for independent living, overseeing and taking responsibility for projects, providing a single point of contact for the customer.

The charity has been given a new name and logo to more accurately describe its expanding service.

The charity has been given a new name and logo to more accurately describe its expanding service.

Mick King, Agency Director, said: “The new name more accurately describes our ever-expanding services to the local community which now, as our strapline indicates, encompass assessment, advice and adaptation to facilitate independent living and enhance wellbeing.”

In order to expand its service further, the charity is also looking to recruit volunteers to its Board of Trustees.

The role of trustee is an important one in guiding the direction of the organisation and ensuring high standards of governance.

Anyone who can offer director-level experience, is asked to contact 01522 516300 or email info@lincshia.org for more information.