Swale Home Improvement Agency

Helping you live independently, safely and comfortably at home

What does it do?

Handyperson service

  • Odd jobs – such as replacing light bulbs, securing loose carpet or putting up shelves or flat-pack furniture
  • Adaptations – provide and plastic or metal grab rails and external hand rails, we also offer a service for larger scale adaptations, such as fitting a level access shower
  • Security – we fit window locks, security chains, doorbells and door bolts. We also supply and install key safes or replacement door locks.

Larger work or extensions

We provide a technical service to support with Disabled Facilities Grants.

This includes drawing plans, submitting planning and building regulation applications, obtaining quotes, overseeing work and ensuring work is completed to the required standard. 

We can carry out the work or projects manage the contractors you choose.

Help and advice 

  • Support to prevent accidents at home
  • Help with accessing benefits or grants to fund work
  • Energy efficiency advice
  • Safe Traders list –  free access to our list of approved contractors to avoid rogue traders

Who it is for?

Our service is for older people, people with disabilities or anyone who feels vulnerable at home, including families with young children

Where it is available?

Local service (Hambleton, Richmondshire).

What it costs:

Residents in Hambleton and Richmondshire may qualify for funding to cover the cost of HIA services; those who do not qualify can use Yorkshire Housing’s paid-for service, HandyTec.

Whether you own or rent your home, you may qualify for funding for some or all the work

How to access or apply for it:

Please visit our website for full contact details


Info last updated:

Suite 2 Evolution Business Centre, 6 County Business Park, Darlington Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2NQ