Sandwell Healthy Homes

Home improvement agency in Sandwell

What does it do?

Examples of services:

  • A resident wanting to down size, not being able to deal with bills getting repairs done.
  • Look at how the client can be more energy efficient in their home - small changes that make a difference.
  • Help eligible residents to access the Warm Homes Discount – a one-off reduction of £140 to electricity bills
  • Getting aids and adaptations for the client - making life easier and safer: - whether it is CoPD, respiratory problems, broken hip, arthritis etc.
  • Using the Handy Persons Scheme – 3 hours per year and we also give £100 towards materials.
  • Information on travel options for residents – Ring and Ride, taxis, Blue Badge.
  • Useful information about other services – Welfare Rights, waste collection, NHS.
  • Getting support in the home from carers - daily, weekly – to provide personal care, housework etc.
  • Help for hoarders or recluses – when the client needs extra care and guidance to find their way without feeling pressurised
  • Help and guidance when residents have returned from hospital – changes that need to be made such as beds to be moved, furniture removed etc.

Who it is for?

The Healthy Homes Project officer can provide a range of support to vulnerable residents, regardless of whether they are a home owner, a council tenant, live in social housing or private rented accommodation

Where it is available?

Local service (Sandwell).

What it costs:

If you would like further information about any of these services, please telephone us on 0121 569 5232 or complete our online enquiry form.

How to access or apply for it:

Residents can contact the Healthy Homes officer direct. We also welcome referrals from other organisations.

Just give Sandwell Council’s Home Improvement Agency a call on 0121 569 2935 and ask for Cathy Leyser – Healthy Homes Project Officer

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Info last updated:

01/04/2021
Provider
Court House, 335-337 High Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8LU