London Borough of Croydon

Staying Put - Handy person scheme

  • The Handy person scheme provides a minor repairs and odd jobs service at a reduced cost to people who are over 60 years of age or disabled.

Do you need help with minor works and odd jobs around your home?

If the answer is yes, the staying put handyman service may be able to help you.  This service is available borough-wide.

To be entitled you must be:

  • Aged 60 or over or disabled
  • Own your property or be a tenant of council or private rented property.

What type of work is covered? (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

Please note that:

  • No gas/electrical/major plumbing work can be carried out.
  • If you are a council or private tenant we cannot carry out works for which your landlord is responsible. If unsure please consult your tenancy officer or landlord first.

How much will it cost?

  • Cost of any materials required
  • The current labour charge is £25 per hour. This is pro rata - meaning you do not pay for a full hour if the job does not take the full hour.

How do I apply for the service?



Croydon staying put team

020 8760 5505
020 8760 5580
Address Line:

Croydon Council

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon, CR0 1EA