Our handyperson team can help with small repairs or adaptions around the home.
To access this service you must be either aged 60 or have a disability, and live in Southwark. We can help if you’re a home owner, council tenant, renting privately, or a housing association tenant.
The amount you pay depends on your personal circumstances.
Types of jobs a handyperson can help with
Our handypersons can help with small repairs or adaptations. We can:
- move furniture
- fix curtain rails, including hanging or taking down curtains
- tape down carpets and electrical leads
- change light bulbs and smoke alarm batteries, and install smoke alarms
- put up shelves
- re-glaze small windows
- change smoke alarm batteries
- fit internal doors
- fit locks and security chains
- minor decorating, carpentry and plumbing
- small gardening jobs
- minor fencing repairs or installations
- build flat pack furniture
- install grab/hand rails
If you need a repair that's not listed above, contact us and we'll let you know if we can help.
We can supply materials or can use materials that you have purchased.
Types of jobs that a handyperson can't help with:
- gas servicing
- major building work
- electrical work
If you're a council tenant or housing association tenant
If the repair you're requesting is part of your tenancy agreement, you should contact your respective repairs team.
How much we charge
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 first hour, and each additional hour is £30, 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 older and disabled homeowners and private tenants who want to repair or adapt their homes
Page last updated: 27 February 2023