London Borough of Croydon

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

Type of work 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


  • no gas, electrical or 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


  • cost of any materials required
  • We charge £25 per hour, is pro rata - meaning you do not pay for a full hour if the job does not take the full hour

How to apply


Croydon staying put team

020 8760 5505
020 8760 5580
Address Line:

Croydon Council

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon, CR0 1EA