Home Improvement Agency Service

home improvement service in East Dunbartonshire

What does it do?

Advice and Information Service
- Names and contact details of suitable contractors
- Advice on technical matters
- Advice and information on a wide range of home repairs, improvements and associated issues
- Referral to other agencies better placed to assist

Small Repairs Service
- What can the service offer?
- Examples include:
- Practical advice on household repairs
- Refix carpets/tiles/flooring
- Fit additional smoke alarms/replace batteries;
- CO alarms
- Change light bulbs and strip lights
- Assemble furniture
- Small repairs to furniture and fittings
- Take down/re-hang curtains/blinds
- Fit curtain rails and poles
- Fit shelves

Home Safety Service
- Advice on reducing risks and hazards within the home
- Carry out home safety checks
- Carry out home safety improvement work
- Arrange for specialist home fire safety and security
- checks from Strathclyde Fire Service and Strathclyde Police 

Who it is for?

The Care and Repair service was launched by Antonine Housing Association, in partnership with East Dunbartonshire Council in November 2004 to help older owner occupiers and privately renting tenants in East Dunbartonshire.

At that time there were three members of staff.

Over the years, the service has expanded and now assists older people who rent their property as well as home owners.
The qualifying age is 65 within East Dunbartonshire.

Those over 60 with a disability or significant health problem can also benefit from the services.

What it costs:

Small repairs: customers pay for materials only There are no hidden costs

Home Safety Service: Customers pay for materials only. There are no hidden costs

Additional information:

Tenants Support Service
This additional service has been provided by Care & Repair since 1 October 2012 to
- provide preventative services to an increased number of older and vulnerable people
- promote independence and wellbeing in a home environment that is safe, secure and comfortable
- reduce accidents in the home and the need for tenants to access health and social care services
The service will provide
- advice on small repairs and experienced trades staff will carry out any repairs that are not the responsibility of the landlord.
- home safety checks that identify hazards and provide solutions that will reduce or eliminate the risk of accidents
- details of organisations better placed to provide advice or assistance when appropriate

Adaptations by referral from Occupational Therapy
We receive referrals from the Occupational Therapy department of East Dunbartonshire Council and will endeavour, as far as possible, to take as much of the hassle out of the process as possible by acting on customers' behalf. 

Contact must be made in the first instance to the Occupational Therapy department of East Dunbartonshire Council - telephone 0141 355 2200


Info last updated:

Antonine Housing Association, 3 Cowgate, Kirkintilloch, G66 1HW