The Handyperson Service

A helping hand with home repairs for older people in Derby

What does it do?

Why use the service?

  • We only use our own handypeople to carry out the work.
  • We charge only for the materials needed to do the job and there are no labour charges.
  • We will discuss any costs for materials with you before the job is done.

What types of jobs does the service cover?

We can do small jobs around the home including:

  • putting shelves or mirrors up
  • repairing a toilet seat
  • adjusting overflow
  • replacing tap washers
  • grab rails
  • curtain rails
  • unblocking sinks
  • fitting extra locks on windows and doors
  • smoke alarms.

Who it is for?

You need to be:

  • living in Derby
  • aged 75 and over
  • or aged 60 and over and getting income-related benefits (like Council Tax Benefit) or health-related benefits (like Attendance Allowance).

Where it is available?

Local service (Derby).

What it costs:

We charge only for the materials needed to do the job and there are no labour charges.

How to access or apply for it:

Contact details

    Email: home.repairs@derby.gov.uk
    Post address: Home Repairs
    Adults Health and Housing
    Derby City Council
    The Council House
    Corporation Street
    Derby
    DE1 2FS
    Phone: 01332 640134
    Minicom: 01332 640666

    Classification(s):

    Info last updated:

    30/03/2021
    Provider
    The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS