Cambridgeshire Handyperson Service

Service provided by Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

We can support adults from 18 years of age with a disability who are in receipt of a Disability Benefit and older people.

The Handyperson Service supports people living in Cambridge City, East Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon and Fenland.

We offer a free Home Safety Assessment, installing grab rails to those in need. We are able to assess, quote, supply and fit other minor adaptations to increase safety and independence in the home.

Our Handyperson Works is a charged for service, costing £30 per hour.

We charge for £65 for Keysafes and fitting.

The Handyperson Service also works closely with the Hospitals in Cambridgeshire by supporting discharge from hospital where possible, to include furniture moves (this service must be requested by a hospital professional).

Types of work we can do:

Key safe supply and fit
Grab Rails (free), Banister rail, Galvanised rails
Door Access Step
General carpentry / Putting up shelves /
Assembling flat-packed items / General plumbing / Renewing shower sealant / changing taps and washers
Fitting blind/curtains
Changing light bulbs (free if completed at assessment)
And more ...

We accept referrals from professionals, community services, self-referrals and those from family and friends.

Service access criteria: Over 65yrs, or over 18yrs with a disability
Categories:
Leaving hospital
Managing a long-term health condition
Services for older people
Social prescribing
Support for carers
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
handyperson, safe trades, safety, independence, falls prevention, hospital discharge support, older people, disability, grab rails, keysafe
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