County Durham Handyperson Service

County Durham Handyperson Service

What does it do?

The County Durham Handyperson Service can undertake small jobs in and around your home, taking a maximum of 2 hours, which affect your safety, security and comfort. The Handyperson can also carry out a home safety check to identify work which may prevent you from tripping or falling  or make you feel safer and more independent in your own home. 

Examples of Handyperson jobs

  • Replace light bulbs
  • Fit new or replacement locks
  • Change tap washers
  • Put up curtain rails and curtains
  • Hang pictures and mirrors
  • Put up shelves
  • Fit or replace toilet seats
  • Move pieces of furniture

The list above is not exhaustive, if you have any questions about other jobs which you may need assistance with please give us a call to discuss how we may be able to help you.

Who it is for?

The service is available for residents of County Durham who are over 60, disabled, a victim of crime, at high risk of falling, or who are vulnerable in any other way.

Where it is available?

Local service (Durham, Easington, Teesdale, Wear Valley, Chester-le-Street, Derwentside, Sedgefield).

What it costs:

A charge of £15 per visit (inclusive of VAT) for up to an hour is payable by the client, this can cover one or more jobs carried out within that time. If the jobs take over one hour an additional £15 will be payable.
Clients will be asked to pay for materials used (at cost price) unless you supply them yourself.
The Handyperson service can only undertake small jobs in and around the home up to a maximum of 2 hours

How to access or apply for it:

You can contact us directly to discuss how we may be able to assist you by the following methods:-

Additional information:

The County Durham Handyperson Service is funded by:

Durham County Council
North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group
Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group

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