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What does it do?
1. What is Care & Repair?
2. What does it do?
3. How can it benefit me?
What is Care & Repair?
Care & Repair is a service funded by Social Services, the Council and the Scottish Executive via Communities Scotland, and is managed by Loreburn Housing Association. It should be noted that the service is semi-autonomous and is not part of Social Services or the Council, but works very closely with these agencies. There is a Care & Repair service in most council areas throughout Scotland.
What does it do?
We provide a free and confidential client orientated advice service, available to owner-occupiers and private tenants over 60 years old or with a disability. At your invitation, we will visit you at home to discuss what works may be needed to repair, improve or adapt your property and to assist in the application for grants for this work. Please note that a client contribution may be required to assist in the funding of the work.
How can it benefit me?
Care & Repair’s remit is to help older and disabled people remain within their own homes in their own communities for as long as possible. Care & Repair also helps the client achieve "Income Maximisation" by applying for the entitlements for which they are due (eg. Attendance Allowance). Income Maximisation can have a dramatic effect on your quality of life.
Who it is for?
How to access or apply for it:
So if you need advice or assistance, please contact us on the telephone numbers below:
Huntingdon, 27 Moffat Road, DUMFRIES, DG1 1NN
Tel: 01387 321310
Fax: 01387 320399
29 Hanover Street, STRANRAER, DG9 7RX
Tel: 01776 233112
Agencies wishing to refer someone they feel would benefit from the Care & Repair service can download a Referral Form from our website and return it to us.