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Handyperson scheme

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?

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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.

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

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

As a service,  although not limited to, we are unable to provide support with cleaning, painting, decorating or gardening tasks.