Help in the home for over 65s or people with disabilities

Handyperson Plus scheme

The Handyperson+ service can help with small household repairs and minor adaptations, as well as identifying other measures which could help make your home a safer, secure place.

Examples of some basic jobs undertaken
  • Fitting locks, security fixings and key safes
  • Basic repairs like repairing a dripping tap
  • Put up a shelf, fixing a sticking door or changing a light bulb
  • Minor decorating work
  • Free fire risk assessments and smoke alarm fitting
  • Clearing out single storey gutting
  • Minor aids and adaptations e.g. fitting hand grab rails

All work is carried out by a fully trained and insured handyperson. They can also provide information about community activities, home help and companionship services, advocacy, benefit claims, health and legal services and financial management.

Qualifying criteria

Any Broadland resident of 65 or over will qualify for the service but there is no age limit if anyone:

  • is registered blind
  • is in receipt of Incapacity Benefit
  • has a health condition and as a consequence is on Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance
Cost of service

The charge is £15 per hour for repair or adaptations, any extra assessments or advice are free. Labour will be free of charge for people who fulfil the criteria shown below:

  • Attendance allowance
  • Council Tax Reduction (not including single person discount)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit (guaranteed or savings)

To find out if this service can help you, please contact the Handyperson using the details below.