Home Repairs and Adaptations

What does it do?

Redbridge Handy Person Scheme
The scheme helps older, vulnerable and disabled residents in Redbridge with odd jobs and minor repairs around the home. You must be at least 60 years old, or any age if you are disabled or, have a long term illness. They are unable to carry work that is the responsibility of a landlord.

There is a fixed charge of £20 per visit and is reduced to £10 if you receive income related benefits.

The types of jobs that they may be able to help you with include:

  • changing light bulbs
  • installing locks, spy holes and security chains
  • fitting handrails, grab rails and curtain rails
  • small plumbing repairs
  • fitting draught excluders
  • making safe trip hazards
  • replacing broken toilet seats

You will need to contact HEET who deliver the Handy Person Scheme on behalf of Redbridge Council:

Email: handyperson@theheetproject.org.uk
Telephone: 020 8520 4554

Home Repairs Grant
Redbridge Council does offer very limited grant assistance to help older, vulnerable or disabled homeowners who are at serious risk of harm due to the condition of their property.

Disabled Facilities Grant
The grant can help with the cost of adapting your home to make it easier for yourself or the disabled person to continue living there. Visit Disabled Facilities Grant page