Support for Older People

Support for Older People

Page last updated at 22 August 2017 at 15:54

Eastleigh Handyperson Scheme   


Eastleigh Handyperson Scheme is a safe and reliable subsidised minor repairs service available to home owners and private tenants in the Borough who are over 60 years of age or a disabled adult.  It will provide the opportunity for local people to get those little jobs done that often cause worry and stress especially if people don't know where to get help. Residents will have the peace of mind that they will get a good job at a fair price.

The Borough Council is working in partnership with Eastleigh Handyperson, Richard Bath (pictured below), to help with a range of small jobs around the home, including: 

  • minor decoration repairs
  • assembling flat pack furniture
  • fitting smoke detectors
  • repairing toilet cisterns and blocked sinks
  • fitting door chains, locks and door bells
  • putting up shelves
  • replacing light bulbs and batteries
  • replacing taps and washers

Hourly rates for this service are:

  • £9.60 if you are over 60 years of age and in receipt of a means tested benefit
  • £9.60 if you are a disabled adult and in receipt of a means tested benefit
  • £18.00 if you are over 60 years of age or disabled and not in receipt of a means tested benefit.

There is a maximum of two hours for each visit.

To find out more or to book an appointment, call 023 8068 8301 or email:


 Handyperson door chain  Handyperson lightbulb  Handyperson coat hook  


Connect Hampshire - Useful information and advice from Hampshire County Council on health and wellbeing, managing at home, care homes and accommodation, getting out and about, money matters, carers and much more.

Radar Key - Access to toilets for disabled people. Keys are available from Eastleigh Borough Council, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9YN. Cost is £2.50 per key. More information about the Radar Key Scheme is available from the Disability Rights UK website.

Meals on Wheels - Eating properly helps keep us healthy and well and if you need some help with meal provision or shopping there are various options available.

Blue Badge - Parking for disabled people. How to apply for a Blue Badge.

One Community - An independent charity providing voluntary sector support, community development, day care, information and transport services in the borough of Eastleigh.

Emergency Respite and Planning Service - Advice and free care support for up to 48 hours for carers in the event of an emergency.