Wolverhampton Home Improvement Service (WHIS)

What does it do?

We can:

  • provide grants or loans to remove hazards from your home, this can include electrical work, roofing, UPVC windows and doors
  • offer a free Handyperson Service
  • offer free gas safety checks and repairs
  • provide the option for all works to be carried out by a trusted tradesman approved by Wolverhampton City Council
  • offer advice and support in adapting your home including Disabled Facilities Grants 
  • discuss housing options with you and help you to make choices about your housing needs such as downsizing or moving to another area
  • provide help and advice to keep you safe and secure at home
  • point you to other organisations, including charities, who could help you
  • visit you in your home to look at what improvements could be beneficial to you and advise on alarms and equipment
  • give advice and information on energy efficiency and work with you to make your home more energy efficient to reduce bills 
  • complete inspections after work has been carried out to ensure that you are happy with the service you have received
  • talk to you about any additional services that might be available to you
  • help you access our Children's Centre Service if you have children living at home under the age of 5 years old and need help with maintenance
  • support home owners suffering domestic violence abuse by carrying out minor safety repairs (delivered by The Haven).