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Handihelp Service

The Handihelp Service is a subsidised service for small repairs and jobs around your house. The service also aims to reduce accidents and help make your home more secure.

This service is currently provided by Aster care (external link), telephone number 0333 400 8299.

The Handihelp services include:

  • Home safety assessments
  • Minor adaptations
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Advice and information about other support services to help you keep your independence

They can help you with:

  • Fitting handrails, stair-rails and grab rails
  • Fitting portable and fixed ramps
  • Fitting chair and bed raising systems
  • Removing door thresholds inside the house
  • Fitting wall-fixed shower seats and toilet frames
  • Fitting showers over baths
  • Kitchen adaptations
  • Small painting and decorating jobs
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing and electrical work
  • Mobility and care products
  • Fitting door and window locks, security lightening and CCTV
  • Fitting smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Building paths and patios
  • Clearing gardens and putting up fences
  • Fitting key safes
  • Furniture removal

If a job is too large for the Handihelp, Aster Living (external link) may be able to help.

The service will cost you £ 15.00 per hour plus VAT (£10.00 per hour plus VAT for those on means tested benefits). You will also have to pay for all materials used at cost price. When the Handihelp person has completed the work he will give you an invoice, and issue you with a receipt once you have paid.

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