Care and repairHome Adaptations and Aids for Disabled People
What does it do?
Care and Repair is Blackpool’s home improvement agency – working with people of all ages in Blackpool by helping them to live independently in their own homes by keeping them safe, warm and secure.
Our services include:
- Boiler repairs or replacements
- Heating installations
- Window replacements (lounge and bedroom only)
It is for Owner/Occupiers who:
- Are on low incomes with minimal savings
- Struggle to keep warm at home and it is affecting their health
Replacement white goods - providing help to Blackpool residents to replace broken washing machines, fridges and freezers
To qualify you must be:
- In receipt of a means tested benefit or on a low income
- Suffering with a chronic health condition
These works are usually priced at under approximately £1000 and are normally completed within 5-10 working days. These types of work may include wall to floor scaffolding rails with a step adaptation, door threshold alterations, door widening and lowering work surfaces. Referrals are normally received from adult social care and occupational therapists
This service is open to all ages and tenures who are:
- Chronically sick and disabled persons
- Owner occupiers, private rented, housing association propertiesCertain criteria and eligibility apply
Blackpool Community Equipment Services (CES)
Care and Repair work closely with NHS and Blackpool Council adult services commissioners, all Blackpool health professionals, in particular, occupational therapists (OTs).
Assessments are carried out by OTs for both adults and children who have disabilities requiring specialist equipment to help them to live at home and maintain their independence. These assessments and interventions significantly reduce hospital admissions.
We also provide this service to customers who live outside Blackpool but whose GP is based in Blackpool.
Who it is for?
for disabled and older people
Where it is available?
How to access or apply for it:
For more information about any of these services please contact Care and Repair
Telephone: 01253 477900 (select option 4, then option 2)