They can give you guidance on:
- deciding what work is needed
- choosing reliable tradesmen
- paying for the work
- overseeing the work
The service is available to owner-occupiers, private tenants and crofters aged 60 or over or who have a disability.
What it includes
The Care and Repair services that are available will depend on where you live.
They might include:
- Care and Repair staff visiting you at home
- advice on repairs, improvements and adaptations
- recommendations of local tradesmen from an approved contractor list
- help getting competitive estimates for work
- help getting surveys and drawings
- help to organise building work
- advice and support during building work, like dealing with your contractor
- help with disruption to your home, like alternative accommodation
- inspections of work carried out
- small repairs like fitting handrails or putting up shelves
- handyperson services like replacing light bulbs or unblocking sinks
What it costs
Charges depend on the task involved. For example, you'll be charged for the cost of materials when using a handyperson service.
Care and Repair staff can give you advice on:
- budgeting for repair work
- help with funding, like grants from local councils
- equity release
- home loans
- charitable funds
To apply, contact your local Care and Repair service.
The information was last updated on: 15th December 2015