Hand Person Scheme Redbirdge

The Redbridge Handyperson Scheme assists older, vulnerable and disabled residents with odd jobs and small-scale repairs around the home.

For a small charge, the scheme assists older, vulnerable and disabled residents with odd jobs and small scale repairs around the home.

Who is the service for?

The service is available to all Redbridge residents who are:

aged 60 years or over;
disabled or have a long term serious illness or health problem which makes it difficult to carry out the work; or
awaiting discharge from hospital.
Types of jobs that we may be able to help you with

changing light bulbs
changing locks
fitting draught excluders
unblocking a sink
changing tap washers
fitting grab/handrails
putting up curtain rails
replacing broken toilet seats
replacing small areas of bathroom or kitchen tiles
fitting door bells
renewing bath sealants
repairing small areas of fencing
assembling furniture
Each visit is for a maximum of two hours, and residents are limited to a maximum of one visit every three months. The service may be withdrawn if the applicant has an able-bodied adult living with them who is capable of carrying out the work. The scheme will not carry out jobs that are the responsibility of your landlord or letting agent.

Leaving hospital
Day to day helping hand
Managing a long-term health condition
Services for older people
Additional needs catered for:
Physical disability friendly
Key words - separate with a comma: Odd jobs, home help, repairs. vulnerable, disability, over 60's