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Independence at Home is a grant-making charity, which exists to support people with long-term illness and disability. Most are from very low income households.


Since 1965, our charity has improved independent living for more than 43,000 people living at home with disability and long term illness. Our financial support has given those in most need an opportunity to live where they want, how they want and with whom they want.

During 2017/18 we made 1,350 grants with an average value of £335, helping towards the cost of mobility and disability equipment, communication aids, therapeutic toys, home adaptations and other essential household items to aid daily living.

Every penny of your donation will be used to make grants to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

Click here to see what your donation can fund.



Ways to support us


BT MyDonate A free fundraising service where every penny goes direct to charity.
JustGiving.com To make a single or regular online donation using this secure donation service, please click button.
Give as you live

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Want to help us raise more - just by shopping online? Well now you can with Give as you Live! When you shop at over 4,000 top stores including Amazon, Expedia and John Lewis via Give as you Live, they’ll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for our charity! Simply sign up, search for the retailer and start shopping. It’s that simple. Get started today!
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Donations by Post Please make cheques or postal orders payable to "IAH Charity Company Limited" and post them to us. We can advise you on the Gift Aid Scheme, which increases the value of your donation by 25%, at no extra cost to you. Click here
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Standing Orders Set up a regular standing order - we will send you a form for your bank and can also advise on the Gift Aid Scheme. Click here
In Memory You can give a gift in memory of a loved one, helping to make another’s person future so much brighter. Click button for more information.
Fundraise in memory with JustGiving
Create a Legacy Remember Independence at Home in your will. Legacies to charity are free of inheritance tax and will ensure that our work continues in the future. Click here
Payroll Giving Payroll Giving allows you to make donations to us directly from your pay or company/personal pension. The donations are made after your National Insurance contributions are calculated but before Income Tax is worked out and deducted. Because of this, you only pay tax on what's left. This means that you get tax relief on your donation immediately - and at your highest rate of tax. Click here
Event Nomination Nominate Independence at Home as the charity to benefit from a special event or collection at work, school or your place of worship. Please Contact Us if you’d like to organise an event to raise funds for us. Click here



Transfer of Trust Assets


Charities and trusts can benefit by transferring assets to us when trustees wish to retire, when an original purpose is hard to fulfil or when the charity is being wound up.

  • Your original purposes can continue or be amended to stay relevant in the future.
  • We have different options depending on whether your charity’s trustees wish to remain involved and the level of assets you are seeking to transfer.
  • We handle all requests for support and awards of funding.
  • We make sure there is feedback to anyone from your charity who remains involved.
  • If assets are transferred and the charity wound up, your trustees are relieved of the cost and burden of administration and compliance with Charity Commission regulation.
  • We can work directly with the Charity Commission to help you transfer assets.
  • Amounts available for distribution can sometimes be increased depending on how your charity currently holds its assets.