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 or renting privately. We can’t assist housing association tenants.
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
If you need a repair that's not listed above, please contact us and we'll let you know if we can help.
What a handyperson can't help with
- gas servicing
- major building work
What we charge
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 £10 per hour plus material costs
- if you’re not receiving benefits, we charge £20 per hour plus materials costs
Other help you can get
- Housing adaptations works closely with occupational therapists who assess council tenant needs and recommend necessary adaptations to your home.
- Home improvement agency (HIA) offers a service to elderly and disabled home owners and private tenants who want to repair or adapt their homes.
- Builders Award Scheme helps residents choose reputable trades professionals
Page last updated: 27 April 2017