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 48,000 people living at home with disability and long-term illness. Totalling more than £8.5m, 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 2021/22, we awarded 1,251 grants with an average value of £369, helping towards the cost of mobility and disability equipment, communication aids, therapeutic toys, home adaptations, and other essential household items to aid daily living.
Since our office and staff costs are covered by generous benefactors, you can be sure that every penny of your donation will be used to award grants to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
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Ways to support us
|Donate Through Just Giving||To make a single or regular online donation using this secure donation service, please click button.|
|Give As You Live||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 will 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!|
|Donate By Post||Please make cheques or postal orders payable to “IAH Charity Company Limited” and post them to us at:|
Independence at Home, 4th Floor, Congress House, 14 Lyon Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2EN
We can advise you on the Gift Aid Scheme, which increases the value of your donation by 25%, at no extra cost to you. Contact us for details here. Click here
|Gift Aid It!||Download our Gift Aid form here: Click here|
|Set Up A Standing Order||Set up a regular standing order – contact us and we will send you a form for your bank. We can also advise on the Gift Aid Scheme. Click here|
|Give A Gift 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.|
|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|
|Give Through Your Payroll||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|
|Send Personalised Charity Cards||Create your own card or e-card, or use our wide range of templates covering all popular festivals as well as birthdays and anniversaries. Then either print and send, or email your card to your choice of recipients. Without you having to do anything else, Independence at Home will receive a small donation for each card you send. Click here.|
|Raise Funds At Your Event||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|
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Charities and trusts are already benefitting by transferring assets to us when trustees wish to retire, when an original purpose is hard to fulfil, or when a charity or trust is being wound up. You may wish to consider whether this is an option which you would like to explore with us. In summary:
- 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, or not, and the level of assets you are seeking to transfer;
- We would then handle all requests for support and awards of funding;
- We make sure there is feedback to anyone from your charity or trust who remains involved;
- If assets are transferred and your charity is then 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.
To arrange an exploratory discussion, please contact our Chief Executive by emailing email@example.com with the subject line Exploratory Discussion.