Handyperson scheme - Home Improvement

What does it do?

The handyperson service arranges minor jobs in the home for elderly, disabled or otherwise vulnerable people. Our home improvement agency administers the handyperson service and will assist with all aspects of the grant process.

The type of work carried out includes:

  • replacing lightbulbs
  • setting thermostats/timers
  • fitting smoke/carbon monoxide alarms (but not supplying them)
  • unblocking or sealing around sink/basin/bath/shower tray
  • unblocking a toilet, replacing toilet seat
  • refixing/regrouting small numbers of loose wall tiles
  • putting up curtains/tracks/blinds (but not curved corded types)
  • fixing down hazardous carpets, rugs, trailing electrical leads etc
  • fitting grab rails, towel rails, shelves etc to walls
  • advising about energy efficiency and condensation/dampness
  • changing a door lock (except special types), fitting a door chain to a timber door

The following conditions/limitations apply:

  • each visit is limited to 90 minutes of work on site
  • maximum of three visits per year in any 12 month period
  • clients must agree to a brief survey to identify what work is necessary
  • all materials to be supplied or paid for by the client
  • clients must have the power or duty to carry out the works

For repairs and adaptations, see download