Handypersonsmajor and minor repairs, handyman, adapting your home
What does it do?
If you're aged 60 and over or have a disability and in receipt of a benefit for your disability, we can help you feel safe and independent in your home.
We can help if you’re a home owner, council tenant, renting privately or a housing association tenant.
Types of jobs a handyperson can help with
- Our handypersons can help with small repairs or adaptations. They can:
- move furniture
- hang or take down curtains
- tape down carpets and electrical leads
- change light bulbs
- put up shelves
- re-glaze small windows
- change smoke alarm batteries
- plumb or un-plumb washing machines
- fit internal doors
- fit locks and security chains
- install smoke alarms
- minor decorating
- small gardening jobs
If you need a repair that's not listed above, contact us and we'll let you know if we can help.
What a handyperson can't help with
- gas servicing
- major building work
If you're a council tenant or housing association tenant and the repair you're requesting is part of your tenancy agreement, you should contact your respective repairs team.
Who it is for?
To help older people remain in their own home
Where it is available?
What it costs:
Our handyperson costs are the following:
if you’re receiving housing benefits, income support, council tax benefits, pension credit, disability living allowance or attendance allowance, we charge £20 per hour plus material costs
if you’re not receiving benefits, we charge £40 for the 1st hour and thereafter £30 plus materials costs