Local home repairs
Financial help may be available to help your basic needs in the home.
For small repairs, Age Concern’s Richmond Handyperson Service supports residents of over 60 years of age or who have a disability. It assists with any practical job that helps an older or disabled person, such as repairing a curtain rail, fitting new or replacement locks, changing a light bulb if you are not confident on a pair of steps, and changing tap washers. It can also fit a key safe (available to buy from Handyperson), and offers a garden tidy-up service, and a safety and security check. There is a charge for this service of £30 for up to two hours’ work, plus a call-out charge of £5. All materials are charged at cost price except for materials that have been donated to us, which are supplied free of charge. Telephone: 020 8876 0620.
This service in Kingston is for all over 55s, for small repair jobs. The cost is £20 for two hours, plus the cost of any materials. Clients will be expected to pay on the day. Our handyman can fit a grab rail, fit a curtain rail, fit a key safe, assemble flat pack furniture, fit a spy hole, window or door chain, turn a mattress, carry out security checks, change a light bulb, fix a shelf to a wall, re-seal a bath or sink, hang a picture/mirror, and make safe loose carpeting. There is also a home safety check and a referral service for a fire safety check. For more information and to book an appointment, please contact the Handyperson Coordinator, Heather Bruneau. Telephone: 020 8408 8177.