London Borough of Croydon

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.


Croydon staying put team

020 8760 5505
020 8760 5580
Address Line:

Croydon Council

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon, CR0 1EA