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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 we have helped more than 42,000 people of all ages to regain freedom and independence at home. During 2016-17 we made 1,220 grants with an average value of £310 helping with mobility and disability equipment, communication aids, therapeutic toys, home adaptations and other essential items to aid daily living.

Your donation will directly improve the safety, comfort and quality of life of some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

Click here to see what your donation can fund.

Ways to support us To make a single or regular online donation using this secure donation service, please click button.
Just TextGiving Text IAHF17 to 70070 to donate £5 to Independence at Home and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.
BT mydonate A free fundraising service where every penny goes direct to charity.
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
Give as you shop Watch this space - details will be uploaded soon.

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.