Revival is honoured to have won a national award at the Home Improvement Agency and Handyperson Awards.
Since going countywide Revival now works with nine local authorities, supporting local people to be healthier and more independent and feel safer, happier and more supported within their community.
By offering valuable home improvement support to older home owners, people on low incomes and disabled people across Staffordshire the service has given people the chance to choose what home adaptations are available to them.
The Revival team has been recognised for its innovation of service delivery and won the ‘Innovative approach to design and delivery of HIA services’.
It delivers the service on three levels. It offers general advice over the telephone and internet, support for choice for those customers who are more at risk and helps them apply for resources and enhanced support for those who need help implementing their options.
The service was extended to include the whole of Staffordshire in 2014, following a partnership with Staffordshire County Council and all 8 of the District and Borough Councils in the region to reshape the service to help local people be healthier and more independent and feel safer, happier and more supported within their community.
The Home Improvement Agency and Handyperson Awards are a celebration for the achievements and successes of the HIA sector, recognising the passion and commitment of the people who work in it.
The event is the biggest award ceremony in the sector’s calendar and this year took place on 15 June at the House of Lords. The ceremony was hosted by Lord Best and attended by senior representatives of the housing, health and third sector.
Barry Pitts, Director of Business Development at Staffordshire Housing, said: “Doing what we do in helping the most vulnerable in our society is only achieved through good partnership working.
“This award is a recognition of partnerships in action. Therefore we would like to thank all those we work with, without you we could not help those most in need.”
Awards ceremony host Lord Best said: “These awards are an opportunity to reward the vital contribution that home improvement agencies make to the independence, health, wellbeing and dignity of vulnerable people and their carers.”
Mrs Audrey Baker, 74, from Trinity Fields, Stafford, has received help from Revival and says it has allowed her to continue to live happily in her own home.
Revival initially stepped in to help Audrey’s husband Colin, who has since died. However, they have now been able to install a stairlift and help with a walking aid for Audrey.
“The service is absolutely marvellous. I don’t want to move out of my home and Revival has helped me to continue to live independently,” said Audrey, a former care assistant.
“They first helped us by installing a wet room for my husband and they have been here again to put in a stairlift for me. Revival has also got me a walking frame and an outdoor chair which I use when pegging out my washing.
“The staff are so friendly; I couldn’t wish for better help.”
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