Staying Put service

The handyperson scheme provides a minor repairs and odd jobs service at a reduced cost to people who are over 60 or disabled.

Staying Put handyperson scheme

The handyperson scheme provides a minor repairs and odd jobs service at a reduced cost to people who are over 60 or disabled.

Help with minor works and odd jobs around your home

The staying put handyman service may be able to help you with these.

To be entitled you must be:

  • aged 60 or over or disabled
  • own your property or be a tenant of the council or a private landlord

What the service provides 

The type of work covered in the service includes (this list is not exhaustive):

  • minor repairs such as renewing gates
  • fixing a new toilet seat
  • putting up blinds or curtain rails
  • building small items of flat pack furniture or shelving
  • fitting grab rails

The service does not include: 

  • gas work
  • electrical work
  • major plumbing work

If you are a council or private tenant we cannot carry out works for which your landlord is responsible; if unsure consult your tenancy officer or landlord first. 

Costs

We charge £25 per hour. This price is pro rata, meaning you do not pay for a full hour if the job does not take the full hour. We also charge for the any materials required. 

How to apply

There are a variety of ways to apply. You can:

Croydon staying put team
Address

Croydon Council, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk
Croydon, CR0 1EA
United Kingdom