Handyperson ServiceFree odd jobs for older people in Westminster
What does it do?
The handyperson scheme is a free service available to owner occupiers and tenants in Westminster who are over 60 or in receipt of a disability allowance. The service undertakes the following types of work for eligible customers:
- Minor repairs to defective stairs and floors
- Minor Plumbing jobs
- Replacing broken window or door furniture
- Re-fixing loose carpet
- Replacing light bulbs, plugs and fuses
- Small areas of tiling
- Fitting/replacing hand rails
- Re-hanging/adjusting doors
- Fitting grab rails
- Minor repairs to access paths and steps (not communal)
Who it is for?
Residents of Westminster who
Live in private sector, RSL, or CityWest Homes property
Have the authority to authorise the proposed work
Are aged 60 or over or in receipt of a disability allowance of any kind
Where it is available?
What it costs:
The handyperson scheme is a free service - Any material costs over £50 will have to be paid by the client, the first £50 will be free.
How to access or apply for it:
Westminster City Council, Department of Community Protection, Residential Environmental Health Service, Westminster City Hall, 4th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP
Tel : 020 7641 8959 Fax : 020 7641 8504
The handyperson can only undertake a job if it can be carried out in ½ a day so this will help to assess whether a requested job can be accepted or not