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.
What type of work is covered?
- Minor repairs such as renewing gates or fence panels, easing windows, decorating etc.
- Fixing a washing line, door bell, gutter, taps, WC seat, tiles, floor boards, curtain rails etc.
Jobs are normally restricted to those lasting up to two hours and costing less than £250. The handy person service does not cover works to gas or electrical installations or gardening.
This service is available to homeowners and council or private tenants. If you are a tenant we cannot carry out works that your landlord is responsible for.
What do you have to pay for?
You pay for materials used and a labour charge. If you are on certain benefits the labour charge may be reduced. 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).
For further details contact the Croydon staying put team.