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Handyperson Scheme - Cornwall Council

The Handyperson Service provides help with household maintenance and repairs for people in Cornwall who are over 60 or have a disability.

How much will it cost?

If in receipt of a means tested benefit, such as Guaranteed Pension Credit or Housing Benefit, it is £12 per hour including VAT + the cost of any materials. If not then it is £18 per hour including VAT.

How can I access the service?

Call 01872 224707 and we will take your details then your local Handyperson will call you back and make an appointment

Is there a waiting list?

Depending on demand we hope to be able to visit within 2 weeks although it can sometimes be longer.

What sort of jobs will the Handyperson help me with?

They can help with minor repairs and adaptations in the home, including:

  • Small building repairs, clear guttering on bungalows, small glazing jobs
  • Minor adaptations (installation of grab rails, hand rails or temporary ramps)
  • “Odd” jobs (putting up curtain rails and shelves, moving furniture, assembly of flat pack furniture)
  • Changing washers or taps, renew sealants, replace toilet seats, small areas of tiling, unblock sinks
  • General home safety checks with remedial action (fitting smoke and carbon dioxide detectors)
  • Replacing electrical fittings such as sockets, light fittings
  • Falls/accident prevention checks with remedial action (securing loose carpets or putting up grab rails)
  • Security checks with remedial action (fitting key safes, spy holes, window and door locks and chains)
  • Energy efficiency (for example installing low energy light bulbs, draught proofing)
  • Loft clearance to allow for insulation to be fitted
  • Cleaning pathways to minimise risk of slip hazard
  • Signposting clients to other services

Who to contact

Telephone
01872 224707
E-mail
handyperson@cornwall.gov.uk
Website
https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/

Other details

Costs

Details
If in receipt of a means tested benefit, such as Guaranteed Pension Credit or Housing Benefit, it is £12 per hour including VAT + the cost of any materials. If not then it is £18 per hour including VAT.

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral details

We take self referrals and referrals from other agencies

Last updated: 02/06/2014

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