Handyperson Service

#Age UK Berkshire handyperson service

Our Handypersons carry out a range of small household repairs and minor adaptations such as:

- Fitting window and door locks and other security items
- Fitting smoke and CO2 detectors
- Changing light bulbs and replacing small electrical fittings
- Replacing tap washers and carrying out minor plumbing works
- Fitting grabrails and handrails
- Fitting keysafes and intercoms
- Draughtproofingwindows and doors
- Fitting phone extensions
- Carrying out a range of minor repairs -please ask us for details


Some of the jobs we cannot do (but we know someone who can):

- Major electrical work
- Gas work requiring a Gas-Safe registered technician
- Work that's high-up or at high level
- Painting and decorating
- Work involving heavy machinery e.g. chainsaws
- Gardening

For the work we cannot do, we are able to suggest one or more local traders who can do those sorts of jobs, although we don't make recommendations. All our services will be assessed for safety on an individual basis. We will do our best to meet your individual needs and to support you in your own home so that you can be as independent as you wish.

All of the Handyperson team have Disclosure & Barring Checks (formerly CRB) and are fully referenced and insured; all are paid employees of Age UK Berkshire, providing you with full confidence in our team.

#How to refer

We welcome referrals and calls from older people, families and carers for this service.

#For the free service
Referrals can be made by social workers, occupational therapists, GPs, hospital discharge staff, etc., for the free service in West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell Forest.
Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Losing weight
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A
Service access criteria: Chargeable service or free if referred by WBC
Key words - separate with a comma: handyman, handy, man

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